The LeSean McCoy reunion week is playing out exactly as one might have expected it to, with McCoy making it clear in interviews that he has no plan to forgive former coach Chip Kelly for trading him away from his original team. Thus far, it would appear that the Buffalo Bills have benefited most from the trade, with McCoy outrushing his replacement in Philadelphia, former NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray.
Of course, the legend himself will play a factor in this game, as Kiko Alonso is being reunited with some of his former teammates, as well. Alonso has had a somewhat quiet season (especially by his rookie year standards), with a leaping end zone pick in Week 1 the main highlight. He missed five games in September and October with a knee injury, but the Philadelphia Eagles are looking at him to take on a big role in shutting down McCoy and Buffalo's tight ends.
The Bills don't need this win to stay alive in the playoff race, but a victory will help build momentum nonetheless. If you aren't able to make it into Philly for this game, you'll want to look closely at the coverage map for this week. Unless you're living in the direct local coverage area for either team, expect it to be shelved for a higher-profile matchup like this super-important one, and be prepared to use NFL Sunday Ticket if you have it available.
Buffalo Bills (6-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
- Game time: Sunday, December 13, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: CBS affiliates in western New York and southeastern Pennsylvania (coverage map)
- Commentators: Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
- Radio: WGR 550 (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 and 950AM (Rochester), WKRL 100.9 (Syracuse), FAN 590 (Toronto), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network
- Announcers: John Murphy, Mark Kelso, Sal Capaccio
- Online: NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL.com Game Center
- Bills injuries: Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), Nigel Bradham (ankle), Karlos Williams (shoulder), Ron Brooks (concussion), and Tony Steward (back) did not practice Wednesday. John Miller (ankle), Chris Hogan (knee), Charles Clay (knee), and Kraig Urbik (groin) were limited participants. Seantrel Henderson (illness) participated fully.