Eagles Vs Bills: LeSean McCoy Disappears In Second Half, Eagles Beat Bills 23-20
Eagles Vs Bills: LeSean McCoy was eager to make a telling statement against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Chip Kelly, the coach he’s had personal issues with in the recent past. With 3:26 left in the game, Caleb Sturgis kicked a 30-yard field goal while Ed Reynolds intercepted Tyrod Taylor’s pass as the Eagles defeated the Buffalo Bills 23-20 on Sunday.Advertisement
It was McCoy’s first appearance at the Lincoln Financial Field since the Eagles traded him to the Bills back in February. However, Sam Bradford and Bills’ tenacious defense ruined McCoy’s anticipated homecoming. McCoy, who finished with 74 yards rushing and 35 receiving, was the first player off the field after the game, sprinting towards the locker room immediately after the clock expired.
It was an anticlimax for McCoy, who after 63 yards rushing in the first half finished with just 74 yards. In the crucial fourth quarter, the 27-year-old carried four times in six yards.
“I got nothing to say,” the four-time Pro Bowler told reporters while storming out of the locker room area.
The 6-7 Eagles and 6-7 Washington Redskins are now tied atop of the NFC East. The 5-7 New York Giants have the opportunity to make it a three-way race with a win against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. Meanwhile, McCoy’s 6-7 Bills have fallen two games behind in the AFC race.
Tyrod Taylor was the star of the show – his streak of 222 passes without a solitary pick ended when his deep pass floated right to Ed Reynolds with 1:16 left on the clock. Bradford, the Eagles’ starting quarterback, threw 247 yards including a 53-yard TD to Nelson Agholor.
Bradford has become Eagles’ go-to man in the past eight games after being promoted to the starter. “I feel more comfortable, more confident in what we’re doing,” said the 28-year-old quarterback.