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Eagles Get Big Win in Buffalo

The Eagles (4-4) flew into enemy territory this weekend and beat the Buffalo Bills (5-3) convincingly, winning by a score of 31-13 at New Era Field in upstate New York on a windy afternoon.

A dominant ground game that accounted for 218 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 41 carries helped the Eagles to a much-needed win over a talented Bills squad in blustery Buffalo weather.

On National Tight End Day, Ertz recorded two catches for 20 yards. However, No. 86’s presence as a blocker was paramount for the Eagles to have their best day running the ball all season.

Rookie tailback Miles Sanders was electric despite an early exit due to a shoulder injury. On the ground, he carried the ball three times for 74 yards, his most memorable run coming on a 65-yard scamper up the middle for the first rushing touchdown of his pro career. Sanders also caught three passes for 44 yards on the day as well.

The former Nittany Lion back has proven himself more than capable as both a rusher and a pass-catcher. Sanders leads all NFL rookies with 709 all-purpose yards – planting him firmly in the middle of the Offensive Rookie of the Year conversation.

Fellow running back Jordan Howard had quite the day as well. On 23 carries, Howard tallied 96 yards and a touchdown, punishing the Bills’ defense with physical running all afternoon.

Even though it was a slower day in terms of catches for Zach, his efforts earned the praise of his signal caller because of his ability to get open with the game on the line.

“Ertz did a great job getting open, creating separation,” Wentz said. “Like I said earlier, it might have been a slower day for him with catches, but with the game on the line like it was, he did a great job getting separation. I could have almost punted it to him he was so open.”

Wentz finished the game 17-24 for 172 yards and one touchdown to Dallas Goedert against a stout Bill’s defense. He also used his legs to convert a couple of big third downs throughout the contest, scampering for 35 yards on eight carries.

Defensively, Philadelphia forced kept pressure on Josh Allen all day. Allen was held to less than 170 passing yards and completion percentage under 50%. When the Eagles can shut down an opposing offense like they did on Sunday, it allows Philly’s offense to play their game, relying on a balanced attack to wear down the defense.

The Eagles will look to carry this newfound momentum into next week as they return home to Lincoln Financial to face the Chicago Bears (3-4). In last year’s playoffs, this was an extremely tight contest that the Eagles emerged from victorious after Cody Parkey’s infamous missed field goal.

Both teams are fighting every win they can get each week this season, so it should be another battle between two physical teams on Sunday.

Kickoff from The Linc is set for 1 p.m. ET, and the game can be seen on FOX.

By | 2019-10-29T12:26:32+00:00 10.28.19|News|0 Comments

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