Eagles

Eagles

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - NOVEMBER 20: D'Andre Swift #0 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on November 20, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.

So much for the hard part of the Eagles schedule. The Eagles have now played The Dolphins, Cowboys, and Chiefs, and beat all of them. Were some of those games closer than any Eagles fans are comfortable with? Sure. But wins are wins. And the Eagles have more wins than anybody. They are 9-1. And if they can win this weekend, they will have a 2-game lead over every other team in the NFL.

The gauntlet is not over quite yet though. They still have 4 more games vs tough teams coming up. Bills, Niners, Cowboys, and Seahawks. Starting with the Bills this Sunday. It should be said, the Bills are not exactly the great team everyone thought they would be. They come in 6-5 and are currently out of the playoffs. But they are still not a team to take lightly. They are 4th in point differential. And perhaps more importantly, they are desperate for a win to stay in the playoff win.

The Eagles go into the game as 3-point home favorites. And to this point in the season, they are 4-0 vs teams with winning records. They may not have looked perfect this year, but they always come out on top. And there is something to be said for pulling out wins. In fact, losing close games is part of the reason the Bills have 5 losses, with 3 of them coming in games where they blew leads late in the game.

So what do the Eagles need to do to pull out their 10th win? Which of their players do they need to step up? Thankfully, there are plenty of matchups the Eagles can exploit. And some of their key players could be in store for good games.

Here are 5 Eagles Players Who Could Be In Store For Big Games Against the Bills:

  • AJ Brown and Devonta Smith

    The Bills have a serious problem, the health of their secondary. Tre’Davious White and Kair Elam on the IR. Their replacements, Taron Johnson and Dane Jackson, both suffered concussions in week 11. Safety Taylor Rapp is out with a neck injury. S Micah Hyde and CB Cam Lewis are also questionable. Former Eagles Rasul Douglas and Jordan Poyer are the only healthy members of their secondary.

    Even without some of these injuries, the Bills have had a serious problem with giving up big plays this year, and Devonta Smith and AJ Brown have both created a lot of big plays. Seems like a great week to be an Eagles WR.

  • Jalen Carter

    Carter was kept out of the sack column last week, but he gets an interesting matchup this week vs the Bills. It won’t be the first time he has rushed against Bills OG O’Cyrus Torrence. The two have matched up going back to their time in the SEC when carter was at Georgia and Torrence at Florida. And Carter, as he did with most people, got the better of Torrence. Torrence is very good against power rush moves. But when there is a player like Carter, who also has finesse moves on his tool belt, he can be beaten. Look for Carter to get after Josh Allen.

    Dane Brugler on Twitter: "Great to see #Georgia DT Jalen Carter healthy and back on the field. RG O'Cyrus Torrence is 345 pounds and one of the best iOL in the country. And Carter goes right through him. Still a boss. pic.twitter.com/JoX8Ahlhcf / Twitter"

    Great to see #Georgia DT Jalen Carter healthy and back on the field. RG O'Cyrus Torrence is 345 pounds and one of the best iOL in the country. And Carter goes right through him. Still a boss. pic.twitter.com/JoX8Ahlhcf

  • D'Andre Swift

    The Eagles rush attack had hit a bit of a rut before the Chiefs game. But they finally got things going on Monday Night. Swift averaged over 6 yards a carry and found the End Zone. That could be in part due to Cam Jurgens being back. But whatever it is, the Eagles need far more of that. And the Bills rush defense has not exactly been stout. They give up 4.5 yards per carry, the 4th most of any defense. And with them likely already needing to drop back more help in their secondary to help their backups, the running lanes could be wide open for Swift all game long.

    NFL on Twitter: "35 yards for @DAndreSwift!📺: #PHIvsKC on ESPN/ABC📱: Stream on #NFLPlus https://t.co/f0JSux0GFT pic.twitter.com/K6C48ZZmta / Twitter"

    35 yards for @DAndreSwift!📺: #PHIvsKC on ESPN/ABC📱: Stream on #NFLPlus https://t.co/f0JSux0GFT pic.twitter.com/K6C48ZZmta

  • The Eagles Secondary

    Josh Allen at times looks like an MVP. But he has a serious turnover problem. The Eagles have not exactly been great at forcing turnovers though. They have just 5 interceptions to this point in the season. But if there was ever going to be a week to start getting picks, this would be it. Part of that is the D-Line forcing him into bad decisions. But the secondary needs to make plays too. Kevin Byard made a really nice play to pick off Patrick Mahomes in the Red Zone last week. They need more of that. Something has to give. Either the Eagles will finally start picking the ball off, or Allen will have a low-turnover game.

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