Dysentery couldn't have run through the Buffalo Bills any faster than Washington did.
Bills defensive end Mario Williams stayed home sick earlier in the week and missed prep time. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning there were some at One Bills Drive who didn't believe Williams truly was ill, that he was faking to get out of work.
All of the Bills' defenders might as well have phoned in sick Sunday. Rex Ryan's men didn't seem too interested in doing any work when they showed up to FedEx Field.
Missed tackle after missed tackle after missed tackle let Washington put on a dizzying display against an opponent supposedly fighting for its playoff life.
The Bills were officially eliminated from playoff contention with their 35-25 defeat. Their performance didn't feel that close.
Many of Washington's biggest gains came after contact or after the catch.
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins was 22 of 28 for 319 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. He also ran for a TD. DeSean Jackson had 153 yards receiving and a TD. Alfred Morris ran only 14 times for his 84 yards.
Buffalo was shut out in the first half, including a four-down failure at the goal line. The defense stunk. Special teams were queasy.
Buffalo's offense actually got hot late in the third quarter, gaining 145 yards and scoring two touchdowns in a three-play span: 60-yard Mike Gillislee TD run, 37-yard Nick O'Leary catch and run, 48-yard Sammy Watkins TD reception. Buffalo pulled within two scores, 28-17.
Then Washington converted a third-and-16 play on its next possession on its way to scoring another touchdown, and Buffalo looked dead again.
Tyrod Taylor and Watkins connected for another touchdown -- this one from 20 yards away -- with 86 seconds left. Watkins finished with five catches for 111 yards.
Taylor ran nine times for 79 yards and a two-point conversion after the second Watkins TD. He completed 16 of his 27 throws for 235 yards without a turnover.