Finally, the Philadelphia Eagles won a big game. This was something they had not done since the playoffs last year, but the Eagles finally won a game that they needed to win.
The Eagles beat the now Buffalo Bills by a final score of 31-13. This was a dominant win over a very good Buffalo team. The Eagles are now 4-4, and they look to be trending in the right direction.
Eagles vs Bills: A look at the bets
The Eagles were the underdogs in this game (+2.5), but in hindsight it would’ve been the best payout to have taken the Eagles money line (+106). The public was all in on the Bills, as 59% bet on them to cover.
The over-under of 43.5 barely hit, as the game’s final total was 44.
The Eagles improved to 3-5 against the spread, while Buffalo dropped to 4-3. Now we’ll look at what contributed to the Eagles’ dominant performance on Sunday.
What worked for the Eagles vs. Bills
The Eagles’ rushing attack looked just bout unstoppable this weekend. As a team they combined for 218 yards and three touchdowns.
Running back Jordan Howard had about half of that, as he had 96 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and rookie running back; Miles Sanders added 74 yards and a touchdown. The rushing attack made quarterback Carson Wentz’s life much easier against the Bills. He only had to throw the ball 24 times and he connected on 17 attempts for 172 yards and a touchdown.
The Eagles didn’t need much from their receivers, but Alshon Jeffery led the way with 4 catches for 64 yards. Tight end Dallas Goedert added 3 catches for 22 yards and a touchdown, and the only people who were unhappy about that are tight end Zach Ertz fantasy owners, and people who had a prop bet of Ertz to get into the endzone.
The Eagles defense absolutely dominated their side of the ball as well. They held Buffalo to 13 points which is seven less than their season average of 20, and they really made an impact on the ground.
The Bills’ leading rusher was quarterback Josh Allen with 45 yards, which is impressive for a quarterback, but not for your leading rusher. Allen did toss two touchdowns, but his completion percentage was an abysmal 47% (16/34).
What’s next: Eagles vs. Bears
This week, the Eagles have a home game against the struggling Chicago Bears. The Eagles are currently favored by 5, but the combination of bad offense for the Bears but a good defense could mean a low-scoring affair.