Before the Buffalo Bills (6-5) head into their bye week next week, they will first be looking to get their seventh win of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles (9-1). The Bills, up until their 32-6 dominant win over the New York Jets last week, have played some horrendous football lately. They have lost to teams like the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos, while also barely beating the New York Giants in mid-October. In their three game primetime stretech, they lost two out of three games which ultimately sparked the decision to fire ex-offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey.
Even though the Bills played against both Zach Wilson and Tim Boyle last week, they still managed to put 32 points on the Jets' defense, a unit that does not allow that many points very often.
In every win this season for Buffalo, they have rushed for over 100 yards on the ground. However, that may not work out this week as the Eagles' defense has only given up more than 100 rushing yards twice in a game. Both Buffalo and Philadelphia have losses to the Jets this season, showing that each game is different and that there is no clear-cut winner. While the Eagles have the best record in the NFL, six of their wins were by one possession.
Buffalo has a lot on the line this week when it comes to crawling their way back into the playoff picture. With how the AFC is performing this season, the Bills will need to play almost perfect football down the stretch. Sure, the Eagles do look scary on paper with guys like Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, Jason Kelce, Fletcher Cox, and Darius Slay. However, paper does not mean anything and the Bills tend to play well against the pressure that faces them.
Heading into this matchup, the Eagles are three point favorite. With the Bills on a high note after last week, they will have momentum going into Philadelphia. No one would be surprised if the Eagles won this game. However, there would be some surprised faces for sure if Buffalo walks out of Philadelphia with a win, going into their bye week.