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Eagles vs. Bills Week 12 game preview and predictions

How are you feeling about this matchup?

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Two big concerns I have for this Philadelphia Eagles vs. Buffalo Bills matchup:

  1. The Bills are arguably better than their 6-5 record indicates. They’re fourth in point differential and fifth in DVOA. The Eagles, meanwhile, are arguably worse than their record indicates. They’re fifth in point differential and 10th in DVOA (one spot ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers at 11). There could be some course correction in this game with the Bills being the luckier side in a one-score affair.
  2. The Bills need this game more. Buffalo would not be in the playoffs if the season ended today (which it doesn’t). The Eagles can afford a loss with the cushion they’ve built up and still eventually get the No. 1 seed.

And so I’m tempted to take the Bills to win this one. I really like Buffalo to cover the spread when it was listed at Bills +3.5.

But then I come back to the fact that the Eagles rarely lose. And it’s pretty hard to bet against the combination of Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts.

And so I’ll take the Birds here.

Not totally sure what this one looks like. On paper, it could have the makings of a shootout with Hurts and Josh Allen poised to take advantage of gettable secondaries. In reality, it could be a bit sloppier with rain in the forecast at The Linc.

I’ll say it’s yet another ugly game that the Eagles ultimately pull out. Seems like a safe bet.

Poll

Will the Eagles beat the Bills?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Yes
    (304 votes)
  • 21%
    No
    (81 votes)
385 votes total Vote Now

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My predictions:

Score prediction: 29 to 27, Eagles win.

Bold prediction: Jack Stoll scores his first career TD.

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