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    The Philadelphia Eagles will head north to face off against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at New Era Field in Week 8. Quarterback Carson Wentz will aim to lead the Eagles to a comeback victory with the help of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, running back Jordan Howard and tight end Zach Ertz.

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    Bills quarterback Josh Allen will look to spread the ball to weapons like wide receivers Cole Beasley and John Brown and tight end Tyler Kroft. Running back Frank Gore will also be a threat to the Eagles’ defense.

    One of the upstart teams this season, the Bills are 5-1 with their only loss a six-point defeat at the hands of the undefeated New England Patriots. It is, however, the Patriots’ only win that wasn’t by double digits.

    On the flip side, the record of the teams that the Bills defeated is a combined 6-27. Still, the Bills have found a way to get the better of their opponents.

    From an advanced metrics standpoint, the Bills rank 21st in the league in team DVOA, according to Football Outsiders. The offense averages 20.2 points per game, good for 22nd in the league, but the defense is stingy, allowing just 15.2 per game, the third-best mark.

    From a team-building standpoint, the Bills are very similar to the Carolina Panthers, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since head coach Sean McDermott was the defensive coordinator in Carolina (as well as Philadelphia) for six seasons.

    Starting with the offense, second-year quarterback Josh Allen has a lot of the same traits as Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Allen has a strong arm and he’ll use it to thread the ball into tight spaces. Allen will also beat you with his legs on both scrambles and designed runs. Allen is second on the team with 190 rushing yards and actually leads the team with three rushing scores.

    An interesting stat from Pro Football Focus regarding Allen, he is the NFL’s top passer on short-to-intermediate throws, fewer than 20 yards. But Allen is the lowest-graded quarterback on throws of 20-plus yards.

    The offense, under coordinator Brian Daboll, utilizes creative run game concepts, similar to Carolina, that will force the Eagles to be disciplined. The tireless Frank Gore is the lead back and at 36 years old, Gore is averaging 4.5 yards per carry, pacing the Bills with 388 yards on the season. The Bills used a third-round pick on Devin Singletary, a big-play threat out of the backfield. Slowed down a bit by injury, Singletary has just 153 yards, but is averaging 9.0 yards per pop.

    The Bills paired Allen’s arm talent with wide receiver John Brown, who has the speed to stretch a defense. Brown has 473 yards on 33 catches and two touchdowns. Brown has been consistent, as he’s one of just two players (New Orleans’ Michael Thomas) with at least 50 receiving yards in every game this season. Former Dallas Cowboy Cole Beasley (30 rec., 283 yards) still operates out of the slot. Rookie third-round pick Dawson Knox is the top pass-catching option at tight end with 12 catches for 178 yards.

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