Dwayne Haskins makes first National Football League start in Redskins vs. Bills
Nov 06 2019
With fellow Redskins quarterback Case Keenum being inactive for the time being due to a concussion, this gives a great opportunity for Haskins to showcase his talent to a credible team like the Bills. Although he was a major college standout in 2018, some could say that Dwayne Haskins has had a rocky start as an National Football League quarterback. The Bills are now getting four yards or more on first down more than half the time (51%).
Haskins was efficient in going 5 of 8 for 57 yards in the first half, when running back Adrian Peterson was exposing holes in Buffalo's suspect run defense by gaining 101 yards on 10 carries. That's an improvement for the player selected 15th out of Ohio State.
- Inactive for the Bills were linebacker Maurice Alexander (knee), safety Kurt Coleman (hamstring), running back T.J. Weldon, wide receiver Duke Williams, tight end Tommy Sweeney and guards Ike Boettger and Spencer Long. On third-and-2 from the Buffalo 10, former Redskins defensive lineman Trent Murphy brought down Dwayne Haskins before he could get to the edge along the right sideline, and Washington brought on Dustin Hopkins for a 29-yard field goal.
"Like I mentioned the other day, he had a pretty good early start of the week and finalised today with a lot of red zone work and a lot of moving the ball stuff, so we're very encouraged".
Up 17-9, the Bills finally put the game away in the final six minutes, starting with cornerback Tre'Davious White sacking Haskins for a 9-yard loss. For the third straight game the team didn't score a touchdown.
"He and I haven't decided anything at this juncture yet, so I'm going to take my time on that and look at a lot of different things because we've got some time", Callahan said Monday via team transcript.
Buffalo was coming off a 31-13 loss to Philadelphia in a game it allowed a season-worst 218 yards and three touchdowns rushing. That forced Washington to punt from its own 4.
Peterson showed that during Sunday's game against the Bills, even going up against the stout Buffalo defense. "And he said, 'Be careful what you wish for'".