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The Bills entered the game with four sacks on the season but feasted when Washington fell behind and abandoned the run.

“It sucks, straight pass rush,” fill-in left tackle Sean Locklear said. “They’re not worried about anything but getting to the quarterback.”

John Beck didn’t help the cause much. On some plays, he held the ball in the pocket too long. On others, he didn’t have enough time to set and scan the field.

He finished 20-of-33 for 208 yards. He threw two interceptions in the second half. One was behind tight end Fred Davis, deflected up by trailing safety George Wilson and picked. The second was a deep throw on which Donte Stallworth fell in pursuit of the ball. Safety Jairus Byrd kept his feet and caught the pass without trouble.

“This is a tricky one to give answers for,” Beck said. “I’m trying to figure it out myself.”

Washington’s defense wasn’t a big help, either. Yes, London Fletcher picked off a pass and Brian Orakpo recovered a fumble — turnovers that eluded the Redskins in the previous week’s loss to Carolina — but the group appeared to blow coverages on both of Buffalo’s touchdown passes.

Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hit tight end Scott Chandler for touchdowns of 20 and 15 yards. Fletcher raised his arms in frustration after both, as if to ask who blew their assignment.

The Redskins now face an unraveling season. The most shocking part, perhaps, is how far they have regressed. Their fast start might as well have been a different team in a different season. Their search for answers intensifies.

“We’ll go back,” Shanahan said, “get some young guys some more experience and hopefully get better for next week.”