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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (10) celebrates his touchdown to give Buffalo a 6-0 lead during the 1st quarter. Buffalo Bills vs Washington Redskins, November 3, 2019 at New Era Field.  
Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerde
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (10) celebrates his touchdown to give Buffalo a 6-0 lead during the 1st quarter. Buffalo Bills vs Washington Redskins, November 3, 2019 at New Era Field. Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerde

Location: Orchard Park, New York

Score: Buffalo 24, Washington 9

Regular season records: Buffalo (6-2), Washington (1-8)

What it means:

The Bills are 6-2 for the fifth time in franchise history. The previous four times (1965, 1980, 1989, 1992) have resulted in playoff berths for the team and an AFL title in 1965. Buffalo has finished 11-5 twice after starting 6-2.

Buffalo remains second in the AFC East and in the first Wildcard spot.

In a nutshell:

The Bills responded from their worst loss of the season with an all-around solid performance to defeat the Washington Redskins 24-9. Buffalo completed its three-game homestand out of the bye week two wins.

The Bills featured rookie running back Devin Singletary on the day. The move paid off and Singletary accounted for 140 total yards and a touchdown.

With a run first approach the Bills passing game was efficient as Josh Allen completed 14 of 20 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown. Allen also ran six times for 14 yards and had a one-yard sneak for Buffalo's second touchdown.

Allen targeted seven different receivers, completing passes to five of them. All five had multiple receptions.

Defensively the Bills kept Washington out of the endzone. Washington's rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins was sacked four times.

Washington running back Adrian Peterson gashed the Bills for 101 first half yards but was limited to seven in the third and fourth quarters.

How it went down:

Scoring play: Cole Beasley caught a six-yard touchdown pass. Stephen Hauschka extra point was good. 7-0

Key plays:

  • Devin Singletary ran four times for 26 yards, Isaiah McKenzie caught two passes for 20 yards. Josh Allen found

Scoring play: Hauschka made a 42-yard field goal. 10-0

Key plays:

  • Allen completed a screen pass to Singletary for 49 yards and a 25 yard completion to Brown.

Scoring play: Dustin Hopkins made a 29 yard field goal. 10-3

Key plays:

  • Adrian Peterson ran for 64 yards on the Washington drive.

Scoring play: Josh Allen's one-yard run for the touchdown. Hauschka made the extra point. 17-3

Key plays:

  • Andre Roberts' 65-yard kick return gave the Bills a short field. Singletary had rushes of 9, 4, and 7 yards.

Scoring play: Hopkins converted a 33-yard field goal. 17-6

Key plays:

  • Peterson had 52 total yards.

Scoring play: Hopkins converted his third field goal of the game from 39 yards out. 17-9

Scoring play: Singletary ran for two yard for the score. Hauschka made the extra point. 24-9

Key plays:

  • Allen passed to Brown for 40 total yards on two completions.

Scroll through to see photos of all the action as the Bills take on the Redskins during Week 9 of the 2019 football season.

Subplots:

Buffalo inactives: RB T.J. Yeldon, S Kurt Coleman, LB Maurice Alexander, OL Spencer Long, OL Ike Boettger, WR Duke Williams, TE Tommy Sweeney

Washington inactives: QB Case Keenum, S Deshazor Everett, RB Christ Thompson, S Montae Nicholson, CB Aaron Colvin, G Wes Martin, TE Vernon Davis

The Bills scored for the first time on their opening drive this year. Drive went eight plays, 54 yards, 3:56 time of possession. It was the first time in Josh Allen's career he has thrown a touchdown pass on the team's first possession.

Cole Beasley became the first Buffalo bill to record a touchdown in three straight games since Charles Clay in the 2016 season.

Andre Roberts 66-yard kick return is the longest by a Bill since C.J. Spiller brought a kick back 102 yards in 2014 vs. the Dolphins.

Tre'Davious White recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter, a takedown of Dwayne Haskins for a loss of nine yards.

John Brown surpasses 50 yards on the day and has done so in all eight games this season. He's the first Bill to open the season on an eight-game 50+ yard streak since Eric Moulds' nine-game streak in 2002.

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Up Next: The Bills head to Cleveland to take on the Browns next Sunday at 1 pm.

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