Hey, remember when the Philadelphia Eagles won last week? Against the New England Patriots? On the road?
That was real. That was a thing that happened.
Granted, the Eagles were going up against a more-than-depleted New England roster and Tom Brady almost Tom Brady’ed his way back to a victory, but a win is a win, right? It is.
It’s also a major boost of confidence now that Philadelphia heads back home to face off against a Buffalo Bills team that is still very much in the AFC playoff race. Plus, LeSean McCoy is more than just a little bit ready to face off against his former team.
Here’s what the early-week odds have to say about the non-divisional matchup, per OddsShark:
Moneyline: Buffalo +115, Philadelphia -135
What To Watch For
They always say, “Don’t look ahead.” They say, “Just play the game.” Sometimes they even add, “Only worry about yourself.”
As far as LeSean McCoy is concerned, every single one of them is wrong. The Buffalo Bills running back is heading back to Philadelphia for the first time since cutting ties with the Eagles and he’s shying away from letting everyone know exactly how he feels about it.
After the Bills victory over Houston last week, McCoy was questioned about the next opponent on Buffalo’s schedule. His response was fairly simple. “I mean, y’all know who’s next he said.”
The Eagles all-time leading rusher, McCoy has been productive in Buffalo this season and is fresh off a 112-yard performance last week. It was the third time he’s rushed for 100-plus yards in a game and so far this season McCoy has 792 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
In other words, McCoy is ready to run rampant against his former squad. This is, after all, an Eagles defense that has been consistently inconsistent this season.