Trips to Orchard Park are never easy.
Lastly, the Eagles will finish their road trip in Orchard Park, New York when they take on their former defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, his Buffalo Bills, and their top-ranked defense. Philly will have to win the battle in the trenches in this game. They’ll need to pressure Josh Allen consistently and establish a strong rushing attack.
Buffalo is not the type of team that will light up the scoreboard on anyone, but they are a team that will force you into playing their brand of football if you allow them to. Philadelphia will need to disturb Buffalo’s game flow and get out to an early lead in this one to feel safe.
This three-week stretch is a gauntlet that will decide how this team is viewed in the second half of the 2019 season, and maybe how they view themselves.
They’ve lost games that they should have won in the first month versus the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions, but they’ve also shown the ability to walk into opposing stadiums and beat teams that are perceived to be better than they are a la the Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field.
Philly will need to embrace a road warrior mentality to overcome this stretch, and they need to kick things off in strong fashion in Minneapolis this weekend.