For the first time this year, a Bills game will be broadcast on FOX, and the contest will be the featured national game of the week among the early match-ups for many fans across the country.
FOX’s No. 5 broadcasting team of Chris Myers (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), and Laura Okmin (sideline reporter) will handle the Bills/Eagles game.
The areas that can see the game are highlighted in red (map courtesy of 506sports):
On FOX, the Bills/Eagles game seems to have the largest share of the early audience, followed by the Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (orange), Los Angeles Chargers at Chicago Bears (green), New York Giants at Detroit Lions (yellow), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans (teal). The late FOX game features the Carolina Panthers at the San Francisco 49ers (blue).
This will be the 14th meeting all-time between the Bills and Eagles.
Philadelphia leads the series 7-6, including a 23-20 victory on Dec. 13, 2015 in Philadelphia. The final of three Caleb Sturgis field goals lifted the Eagles to the win.
The last time these teams squared off in Orchard Park, Buffalo defeated the “Dream Team” Eagles 31-24 on Oct. 9, 2011. Michael Vick was intercepted four times, including a 31-yard interception return for a touchdown by Nick Barnett. Fred Jackson added 196 all-purpose yards (111 rushing yards with a five-yard touchdown and 85 receiving yards on six catches) and Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 27 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and an interception in the win.