Bills Hold on to Defeat Eagles 31-24

It wasn’t always pretty, but your Buffalo Bills are 4-1. Buffalo raced out to a 28-7 lead early in the third quarter and then held on for dear life to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-24 Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The Buffalo defense spent most of the day getting ripped apart by Michael Vick and the Eagles offense, but somehow in between giving up huge plays the Bills forced five Philly turnovers. The two key turnovers were a pair of Nick Barnett interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown and the other stopping a potential game-tying drive by the Eagles late in the fourth quarter.

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo passing game struggled a bit, but fortunately Fred Jackson had a monster game on the ground, piling up 111 yards and a touchdown. Jackson also accounted for a good chunk of the Buffalo receiving yards, compiling 85 yards on six catches.

There’s plenty of potentially negative things you could take from this game, but here’s the bottom line: the Bills won. And now the team is 4-1 with wins over a lot of people’s Super Bowl picks (Philly and New England). If you had told me that the Bills would be in this position through five games before the season starting, I know I would have been beyond pleased.

Enjoy the win tonight folks. A trip to the Meadowlands next week to take on the Giants is looming.

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