Going into week 12, the Philadelphia Eagles had a record of 9-1. This Sunday on their home turf The Birds defeated the Buffalo Bills 37-34. Although Philadelphia pulled off a win, the game was no easy feat.
Before the game started The Eagles already were facing adversity. Their Offensive Tackle, Lane Johnson, sat on the sidelines due to a groin injury. Besides Johnson being out, the team had five of their stars out this Sunday making a concern if the Eagles were going to able to pull off the win.
The game as a whole started off slow. The first team to score was Philadelphia with one minute and nine seconds left in the first quarter. The slow offense trickled into the second quarter when the Bills seemed to gain some momentum.
Buffalo scored three times in the second quarter. Kicker, Tyler Bass, put Buffalo on the score board with a 48-yard field goal. Philadelphia’s QB 1 threw an interception leading the Bills quarter back, Josh Allen, rush for nine yards to put his team on top. The Bills’ defense caused trouble for Philly’s offense not letting them score at all during the second quarter. With just 21 seconds left in the second quarter the Bills were far from done. Josh Allen threw 13-yards to Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs.
With a obvious hole in their Offense how were the Eagles going to pull of the win. This is not the first time The Birds have been down my ten at half-time. The question is are they going to pull off another win?
Well, luck was looking up in the third quarter when Jalen Hurts connected with Wide Receiver AJ Brown for a three yard touchdown. The Bills were quick to answer back, with Josh Allen scrambling 16-yards to the end zone making the fame 23-14.
With one quarter left, and a stadium filled with rowdy fans The Eagles were down. Early in the fourth quarter The Birds scored with a 15-yard pass to Wide Receiver DaVonta Smith. at 12:55 in the fourth quarter, Josh Allen threw an interception to Cornerback, James Bradberry. With having the ball back The Eagles were quick to score making the game 24-28.
Hopes were looking high for a win for Philadelphia, but with just 1:55 left on the clock the Bills scored. making the score 31-28. The Eagles fought until the final end when Kicker Jake Elliot made a 59-yard field goal tying the game 31-31. Overtime football arrived and The Bills were the first to answer with a 40-yard field goal brought the score to 34-31. Now is the time for Philadelphia to answer the call. After three minuets of good, hard-fought offense, Jalen Hurts rushed for 12-yards giving his team the W.
The Eagles now have a 10-1 record. They are the number one team in the NFC East. With the sight of clinching in the near future, will they be able to pull it off? Their next two games are possibly the hardest yet. Playing the 8-3 San Francisco 49ers and their division rivals, The Dallas Cowboys who are also 8-3. The last two games The Eagles have kept the League on the edge of their seats. Will The Eagles be able to pull off these next two games?