Better third-down offense plus more running plays equal...

The Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Better third-down offense plus more running plays equals fewer pass rushers landing on top of Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

That’s one of the formulas the Buffalo Bills will have to master if they are going to pull an upset of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

The Eagles enter the game ranked 30th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed and first in the NFL in sacking the quarterback. The Bills rank fifth in rushing yards. All the Bills need to do to win is run the ball, right? Not so fast.

The Bills acknowledged they need to have success on the ground Wednesday, but they won’t have the chance to do it if they don’t keep their drives alive by improving their performance on third downs.

Fantasy Impact: 

We're expecting another big game from Fred Jackson, who should thrive against one of the league's worst rush defenses. Per our schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed tool, the Eagles have given up the most points to opposing RBs this season.

Filed Under: 2011, W5

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