The Eagles are coming off a huge win in their rematch with the Chiefs and remain the favorite for the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Meanwhile, the Bills fight to stay alive in the AFC playoff race.
In the last matchup between these teams on Halloween Weekend 2019, the Eagles smacked the Bills around, 31-13. Since then, both have made deep playoff runs but neither have not come away with the Lombardi Trophy.
Many onlookers are now beginning to question if Buffalo’s window to win a championship has closed given how ineffective the Bills have been since their 3-1 start in a season where they had high expectations.
If Buffalo is to hang with Philadelphia at all Sunday afternoon, the Josh Allen-to-Stefon Diggs connection has to get going early and often. Diggs’s last outing against the Eagles, a 2019 clash when he still wore a Vikings jersey, saw him go for 167 yards on seven catches. He added three touchdowns in that contest as the Vikings rolled to a 38-20 win.
In contrast, the championship window for Philadelphia may only just be in its formative stages, with Jalen Hurts already having gained big game experience off of Philadelphia’s Super Bowl trip last season. The Eagles have started 9-1 for two consecutive seasons, a mark not paralleled since the Indianapolis Colts did it in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Their 2006 effort, of course, ended with Peyton Manning’s first Lombardi Trophy.
Hurts can also become the first quarterback to rush for 10 or more touchdowns in three consecutive seasons with one rushing score on Sunday.
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Date: Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023
Start time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Philadelphia, Penn.
Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
TV Info: CBS, NFL+, Sunday Ticket
Odds courtesy of DraftKings.
Point Spread: BUF +3.5 (-110), PHI -3.5 (-110)
Moneyline: BUF (+160), PHI (-192)
Over/Under: O/U 47.5 (-110)
The Bills open as 3.5-point underdogs against what should be a fired-up Eagles team.
What To Watch For
After offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was replaced by Joe Brady, the Bills roared back to life against the Jets. They need to keep this momentum going as they prepare to enter the gauntlet that comprises the final month of their season. Dropping to 6-6 would make buying into the Bills that much more difficult. After all, they have matchups against the Chiefs, Cowboys, and Dolphins awaiting them in their final five games.
As the league’s sole remaining one-loss team, the Eagles will effectively ensure themselves a return to the postseason if they improve to 10-1 and further separate themselves from Dallas in the NFC East. A win for Philadelphia here is also important with the matchup that may just decide NFC home-field advantage looming next weekend against San Francisco, which kept pace by beating Seattle on Thanksgiving Night.
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