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Bills vs. Eagles 2015 picks and predictions: Experts split on matchup of playoff hopefuls

Can LeSean McCoy get vengeance against his former team?

With the way the Philadelphia Eagles have played in the past month, it's no surprise that the experts are split on whether they can beat the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. On one hand, the Eagles are fresh off a shocking road win over the New England Patriots. On the other hand, they had previously lost three in a row to the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions.

Bills running back LeSean McCoy will take the field in Philadelphia for the first time in his career from the visitor sideline. Whether he's welcomed with cheers or boos is yet to be seen, but he'll be doing all he can to show his former coach -- whom he hasn't spoken to since he was traded on March 10 -- that trading him was one of the biggest mistakes of Chip Kelly's tenure.

Right before the season began, Buffalo head coach Rex Ryan gave the starting quarterback job to Tyrod Taylor, who had never been a starter in the league. But the decision has paid off. Taylor ranks fourth in the NFL in QB rating and has thrown 17 touchdowns to just four interceptions. Last Sunday, he accounted for four touchdowns, including one on the ground, and he broke Drew Bledsoe's franchise record for consecutive passes without an interception.

The outcome of this game could come down to which Eagles team steps on the field. Inconsistency has become the new norm in Philadelphia, with each week leaving fans scratching their heads. The biggest surprise of their season might have come Sunday, when they put on their best showing against the defending Super Bowl champions.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins recorded the Eagles' first interception against Tom Brady in the quarterback's career, which was the momentum shift the team needed to eventually get its first win against New England since 1999.

The second half of that game showed glimpses of what the Eagles could be, but most often aren't. If they continue to feed running back Darren Sproles the ball like they did Sunday, they still have a chance to finish the season strong. Although DeMarco Murray reportedly complained to owner Jeff Lurie about playing time in Kelly's offense, he can't argue with the results -- a win.

The experts at CBS are split evenly between the Bills and Eagles. It's a similar story here at SB Nation, though our panel slightly favors the Bills in this Week 14 matchup.

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