Sprinkle's $56,156 fine for the first play to be considered unnecessary roughness - a hit to the head - was the largest given for a play during a game this season. Don't confuse Haskins' performance in Buffalo for something noteworthy, don't celebrate it, but consider it a building block for the future.
Haskins was an acceptable 15 of 22 for 144 yards, avoided the interception trouble that plagued him in two relief appearances but didn't complete a pass longer than 22.
And honestly, coming into the game at 1-7, that's nearly reasonable.
Washington matched its worst start to a season since 1998.
Only that isn't the plan, or certainly, that plan hasn't been conveyed publicly.
Where Haskins was no different than Keenum was overseeing an offence that settled for field goals over touchdowns.
Haskins showed promise in his first pro start, even if he'll be kicking himself for some rookie mistakes.
"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.
Haskins had a lot of help from Adrian Peterson, as the veteran running back racked up 118 yards on just 18 carries (6.0 YPC), the second 100-yard game in the past four outings for the 34-year-old. In the first 30 minutes, he threw five completions for 57 yards. The only other receiver in the National Football League to have at least 50 receiving yards in every game this season is New Orleans' Michael Thomas, who was idle this week.
The Redskins did not convert a single third down in the first half.
Haskins' big arm and ability to make plays downfield were two of his biggest strengths coming out of Ohio State.
Again, these were baby steps, but they were steps. He received a handoff on one particular play in the game, but was immediately met in the backfield by Bills cornerback Levi Wallace.
Haskins replaced an injured Case Keenum in Washington's 24-3 loss to the New York Giants on September 29, completing 9 of 17 passes for 107 yards and three interceptions.
Keenum might be marginally better right now than Haskins, but the margin is razor-thin.