The Eagles vs. Bills game is loaded with intriguing matchups.
A 15-day layoff that separated wins by the Philadelphia Eagles over the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs is a very noticeable contrast to the six days that separated that win on Monday Night Football and Sunday's game. Philly is back to work. They'll be wearing their kelly green jerseys. The Buffalo Bills are their next opponent.
Philly is favored. They should be, but this one won't be as easy a win as some are thinking. With the San Francisco 49ers on the horizon, this one could be seen as a potential trap game. Let's talk about a few matchups.
We begin with a few areas where the Eagles have a distinct advantage.
Philly's rushing attack vs. the Bills' rushing defense
If it feels like we ask the Eagles to run the ball every week, it's because we do. They average four yards per carry and have racked up 1.281 rushing yards over the first ten games. Even with their desire to be a pass-first offense, that's pretty impressive. Only seven teams have accumulated more rushing yards.
The Buffalo Bills have surrendered 1,215 rushing yards (about 110.5 yards per contest). You do the math. With Philly's offensive line, most of us would love to see some bully ball in Week 12.
Joe Brady vs. Sean Desai
Following Ken Dorsey's firing, Joe Brady is Buffalo's interim offensive coordinator. Buffalo put up 32 points versus the New York Jets last week, but this game versus the Eagles should provide a better litmus test of how much the Bills offense has improved.