1. The Real McCoy: A week of deliciously rehashed intrigue - LeSean McCoy declining Chip Kelly's handshake offer, Kelly admitting he botched the handling of McCoy's trade to the Bills - culminated in a football game in which McCoy was, as usual, the best player on either team. McCoy finished with 74 yards on 20 rushes and 35 yards on four catches. He ran off the field after the loss without any pleasantries.

2. DeMarco of a pro?: DeMarco Murray bellyached to owner Jeffrey Lurie about his workload on the team plane back from New England, which seemed to cement his demotion. Murray, the NFL rushing champion last season, got 11 carries for 34 yards. Ryan Mathews, the new starter, managed 38 yards on 13 carries after missing three weeks with a concussion. Darren Sproles, the starter in New England, returned to a reserve role: seven carries, 41 yards.

3. Going deep: In the first three quarters the Eagles tried long passes to Riley Cooper, Nelson Agholor and two to Seyi Ajirotutu, a special-teamer who had one catch for 4 yards entering the game. Agholor reeled his in for a 53-yard TD. Cooper dropped his. Ajirotutu did not adjust to the ball's flight on the first one and Sam Bradford overthrew Ajirotutu on the second.

4. Steady Sammy: Sam Bradford continued his good play. He dropped perfect passes deep to Riley Cooper and Nelson Agholor but he misfired on a couple of deep balls, too . . . but that has never been Bradford's forte. His best pass was an 18-yard out to Zach Ertz that flipped the field on the field-goal drive to open the third quarter, which made it 20-10. Ertz and Brent Celek each dropped crucial passes late; Celek's resulted in Bradford's first interception in three games. Bradford hit 23 of 38 passes for 247 yards, that TD and that pick. He still hasn't thrown a bad pick since Game 6.

5. Dominating D-line: The Eagles' defensive line dominated the Bills' OL. They sacked Tyrod Talyor only once, but they drew a slew of penalties on the line. In the running game, LeSean McCoy generally created his own running lanes.