Monday, October 24, 2011
Bills catching Redskins at the right time
By James Walker
No team roots for injuries. But the impact of players getting hurt in the NFL is undeniable.
With that said, the Buffalo Bills (4-2) will host a banged-up Washington Redskins (3-3) team missing several key players Sunday. Redskins leading rusher Tim Hightower and second-leading receiver Santana Moss will both sit out against Buffalo.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Hightower has a torn ACL and will be out for the year. Moss broke a bone in his hand Sunday against Carolina and will miss 5-7 weeks.
Washington's offensive line also is hurting. ESPN.com's NFC East blogger Dan Graziano has the full rundown of Washington's various injuries.
Buffalo, coming off its bye, had two weeks to get healthy and is trying to rebound from a tough loss to the New York Giants. The Bills have a tough stretch of games upcoming. They could do themselves a big favor if they take advantage of a depleted Washington team and improve to 5-2.