Eagles vs. Bills: Fun and intriguing stats that may influence Philadelphia's Week 12 strategy

Here are a few intriguing statistics that may carry over into another A-1 Eagles performance.

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After 11 NFL weeks, the Eagles and Bills rank first and second respectively in 3rd-down conversion percentage.

No team converted more 3rd-down attempts into first downs over the first 11 weeks than our Philadelphia Eagles. They do so at a 48.18% clip. The Bills are right behind them. They convert on third down 48.12% of the time. Credit phenomenal efforts by two of the game's top dual threats for that little nugget.

Verdict: Something's got to give. Both defenses have to get off of the field on third down, but we're confident that the Birds will be able to do so more often than the guys from upstate New York.

Josh Allen and Jalen Hurts must be careful with the football.

Josh Allen has thrown 12 interceptions this season through 11 games. Jalen Hurts has tossed one to the wrong-colored jersey nine times. Both also have a tendency to fumble. Both must be judicious with the ball in this one.

Verdict: The Eagles' defense must be opportunistic, and there's really no reason to believe that they won't be. Josh Allen can move, so he'll be tough to sack, but when the smoke clears and the dust settles, we expect him to put the ball in harm's way more often than Jalen Hurts will.