Philadelphia, PA - Well, it can’t get much worse than that. The 37-10 loss against the Cowboys was humiliating. Philadelphia set a goal to fly out of the gate and even elected to receive the ball after winning the coin toss - a rare decision by Doug Pederson. Rather than set a positive tone, they set the stage for a lopsided night, turning the football over on the first two possessions of the game.
Buffalo Bills vs Philadelphia Eagles
The Cowboys offense was solid all game, finding ways to convert third downs - and for the most part, Dak Prescott was efficient and steady. On the other side of the field, the Eagles couldn’t do much, mustering just 10 points on the night. With this loss, the Eagles drop to 3-4. It’s a rocky start, but one that can be corrected. The adjustments just need to start NOW.
Philly will be on the road to take on the 5-1 Buffalo Bills next week. The Bills do have a strong record, but in their only real test, against New England, they lost. Even at a middling 3-4, the Eagles are the second-best team Buffalo will have faced. Second-year quarterback Josh Allen has been okay for Buffalo but has yet to really break out in the way the Bills have been hoping for. The heart and soul of the team is its defense, and the Eagles will look to find a way through the Bills’ unit.
For Philly’s offense to get it in gear, they really need the big play. With DeSean Jackson missing, and an overall lack of speed in the offense, they’re forced to inch their way downfield. This means that mistakes and penalties are much more magnified because the offense can’t easily make up that yardage. I’m not sure where that spark is for the Eagles, but they need to find it - and soon.
Overall, I think it will be a tight game, but the Eagles will pull off a road upset of Buffalo. I think the Birds will respond well to last Sunday’s blowout loss and will be back with a vengeance.
Final Score: Eagles, 24. Bills, 18.
PhillyBite sports contributor and Philadelphia Eagles Writer.