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BUCCANEERS at EAGLES
WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2021 | WHERE: Lincoln Monetary Discipline | KICKOFF: 8:20 p.m. ET | TV: FOX
PLAY-BY-PLAY: Joe Buck |ANALYST: Troy Aikman | SIDELINE: Erin Andrews & Kristina Pink
RADIO: 98 ROCK 97.9 FM | PLAY-BY-PLAY: Gene Deckerhoff | ANALYST: Dave Moore | SIDELINE: T.J. Rives
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Scott Reynolds: Tampa Bay Wins A Shut Recreation In Philly
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians has mentioned the aim for the protection is to carry opponents to 17 factors or much less on a weekly foundation. They’ve carried out that the previous two weeks, however that will show to be difficult in Philadelphia on Thursday night time. The explanation? Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. The twin risk QB has accounted for 10 touchdowns already – seven by way of the air and three on the bottom. Hurts has the Eagles offense scoring 21 factors or extra in 4 of the Eagles’ 5 video games this 12 months. Philadelphia is 2-2 in these video games.
However in an effort to beat the Bucs and the league’s second-highest scoring offense (34.3 avg.) the Eagles will want greater than 21 factors. Tampa Bay is without doubt one of the worst tackling groups within the NFL and had bother bringing Jacoby Brissett down final week. The Bucs recorded three sacks, however whiffed on 5 sack makes an attempt. Hurts is quicker and extra elusive and will probably be harder to get a hand on. Search for Hurts to throw deep to speedsters DeVonta Smith and Quez Watkins to make the most of the Bucs’ banged up secondary, and beneath to working backs Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell to attempt to make the most of Tampa Bay’s struggles tackling the ball.
Offensively, Tampa Bay should defend Tom Brady, particularly the inside of the offensive line. Defensive tackles Javon Hargrave, who has six sacks already, and Fletcher Cox are two of the most effective within the league proper now. Controlling them up entrance will probably be key because the Bucs additionally need to run the ball between the tackles. Brady and the Bucs receivers will see loads of zone protection this week because the Eagles are essentially the most zone-heavy workforce within the NFL. I nonetheless assume there’s a fairly good likelihood Tampa Bay hits 30 factors once more – even on a brief week with Brady’s thumb banged up.
Reynolds’ Rating Prediction: Buccaneers 30, Eagles 23
Reynolds’ Season File: 4-1
Jon Ledyard: Philly Is More durable Than You Assume
On paper, the Bucs ought to beat the Eagles pretty simply, however these common season prime time sport appear to do bizarre issues to their effectivity. And Tampa Bay is hurting, particularly on protection, the place they have been already struggling this season. Over the previous few weeks, the Bucs secondary has been blamed for lots, however the fault has rested extra squarely on the protection’s poor tackling and the go rush’s incapability to complete. With the Eagles beginning three backup offensive linemen, the Bucs entrance 4-5 should be dominant.
And perhaps they are going to be, however I simply don’t belief this protection proper now. The Eagles velocity will give their secondary points, and Jalen Hurts is enjoying with a ton of confidence proper now. I’m unsure if he’s good, however he’s a playmaker. Philadelphia has simply 4 turnovers all season, one among few groups with lower than the Bucs. Even in losses, they’ve performed exhausting and saved themselves in video games.
However finally, the Bucs expertise will win out. Tom Brady, particularly, will win out. When the Bucs protection forces Tampa Bay’s offense to select up the slack once more, Brady and co. will ship. The Eagles are the zone-heaviest protection within the NFL, they usually by no means blitz. Although their entrance 4 is formidable, I believe the 2021 Bucs offense will choose them aside short-intermediate whereas working the soccer effectively. It’s tighter than it needs to be, however the Bucs prevail.
Ledyard’s Rating Prediction: Buccaneers 33, Eagles 26
Ledyard’s Season File: 5-0
Matt Matera: It Received’t Be Simple, However Bucs Do Sufficient To Win
Thursday night time video games are a enjoyable method to begin off a brand new week. However they’re harder than you assume for the groups concerned, particularly once you’re the highway workforce just like the Bucs are. The brief week harm Tampa Bay final 12 months in a 20-19 loss at Chicago, however this time round they’ll be a lot better ready because the offense is trying pretty much as good as ever with a 45-point efficiency in opposition to Miami.
I don’t assume the Bucs could have an offensive outburst once more this week, however they may do the heavy lifting to give you a win. The Eagles have an excellent inside go rush that gained’t make issues as comfy for the Bucs as they need. With that mentioned, no workforce can stall Tampa Bay for therefore lengthy, and you’ll count on one of many prime receivers to go off relying on the match-ups. I think it is going to be Chris Godwin contemplating the Eagles will be taught from the Dolphins that they will’t play man in opposition to him, so Godwin will slice by way of the zone within the slot.
The Bucs protection has carried out an excellent job with Jamel Dean and Richard Sherman within the sense that they’re not permitting any large performs. Philadelphia can push the ball down the sector extra with DeVonta Smith and the remainder of their group greater than Tampa Bay has seen recently, in order that’s a tough problem. There’s all the time going to be a priority enjoying a cellular quarterback with Jalen Hurts even after the Bucs’ go rush has been extra lively. They’ve two good working backs as nicely, and the Bucs had a tricky time defending that place final week. It’s even harder now with Lavonte David out and Kevin Minter beginning at linebacker. The Bucs gained’t dominate, however they will trip the offense sufficient to take pleasure in a win going into the weekend.
Matera’s Rating Prediction: Buccaneers 28, Eagles 24
Matera’s Season File: 4-1
JC Allen: Bucs Struggles In Prime Time Proceed In Philly
This sport gained’t be the knockout most Bucs followers assume it should for a myriad of causes. Firstly, the Bucs struggles in prime time have continued this season. Though they’ve gained each contests, the video games have been selected late discipline targets. As well as, Thursday night time video games haven’t not been Tampa Bay’s good friend through the years, with only a 4-8 report. Who can neglect final season in opposition to the Chicago Bears and Tom Brady forgetting what down it was? Add in the truth that this Bucs workforce have had three exhausting weeks of soccer and two late flights, there may be trigger for concern. This can be a sport I circled early on as a sport to observe for a lot of of these causes. By no means thoughts the ever-growing listing of injured gamers the Bucs have now.
This Eagles workforce is healthier than their 2-3 report would point out. Coming off a hard-fought win in opposition to the Panthers, the Eagles offense led by Jalen Hurts is ranked 14th within the NFL with a balanced working and passing assault, whereas the protection sits at quantity 10 total. Thanks is due largely to their No. 3-ranked go protection.
Rookie broad receiver Devonta Smith has proven nice chemistry with Hurts connecting for over 300 yards this season. Hurts has 1,365 passing yards and 7 touchdowns to go along with 256 yards on the bottom and three scores. Final week Myles Gaskin torched the Bucs not on the bottom however by way of the air and Miles Sanders is able to the identical. Sturdy tackling not giving up the yards after catch and psychological errors will probably be large if the Bucs need to win this sport on a brief week.
Whereas the Eagles protection could also be good at stopping the go the season, they’ve been one of many worst in opposition to the run. Ranked thirtieth within the league permitting a mean of 142 yards per sport. Establishing the run early will probably be key for the Bucs to win the sport. Leonard Fournette has been wonderful the previous two video games and we’ll have to see extra of that on Thursday for a Bucs win. The Bucs ought to be capable of transfer the ball by way of the air nonetheless. Whereas the go protection has been good for the Eagles, they haven’t seen a trio of receivers like this in any respect this season. They need to be capable of do sufficient to win a detailed one in Philly, with the silver lining of a mini bye and gamers returning on the horizon.
Allen’s Rating Prediction: Buccaneers 24, Eagles 20
Allen’s Season File: 4-1
Paul Atwal: Improved Offense Will Carry Bucs To Win In Philly
The Philadelphia Eagles are a decent opponent that don’t have a transparent weak point, but in addition don’t have any elite strengths, both. There are query marks on the Bucs protection, however I’m not that apprehensive. The tape in opposition to Miami was a bit higher than I remembered. Nevertheless, the small stuff must be cleaned up (i.e. tackling and penalties). The protection shouldn’t must be elite for this workforce to win, anyway.
Like I mentioned final week, a splash play or two needs to be greater than sufficient to place this workforce over the sting when the offense is enjoying the way it ought to. Furthermore, this protection is definitely across the center of the pack when it comes to total EPA/play. It’s necessary to do not forget that they confronted three powerful quarterbacks to start the season. As long as the well being of this protection doesn’t deteriorate additional, and if Todd Bowles can put JPP, JTS, and Vita Vea in protection a bit much less typically (don’t maintain your breath on this one), they’ll be alright.
Alternatively, the Buccaneers offense seems to be unimaginable. There are clear enhancements in nearly each facet from final 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl-winning workforce. The passing assault is extra assorted. They’re executing higher on screens, being extra affected person beneath when crucial, and persevering with to be aggressive with explosive performs when attainable. Even the bottom sport has began clicking, as Tampa Bay at present ranks seventh in dashing EPA/play. Part of that success is because of how defenses are enjoying the Bucs, utilizing mild packing containers and personnel in hopes of stopping the go. However the offensive line, Leonard Fournette, and Ronald Jones II (in his restricted position) have performed higher, too. The most effective half is that the Bucs have develop into extra aggressive on early downs. They’re passing extra typically than final 12 months whereas concurrently dashing extra effectively after they do hand it off.
This has been a enjoyable workforce to observe to date. I’m curious to see if they will proceed their upward trajectory, or in the event that they take a step backwards on a brief week. It’s definitely not practical to count on linear enchancment, particularly for an already wonderful workforce. However at this level, it’s principally about eliminating psychological errors. And even when the Bucs don’t play their most polished sport, I’m anticipating a victory.
Atwal’s Rating Prediction: Buccaneers 34, Eagles 27
Atwal’s Season File: 5-0
Kasey Hudson: Slowing Down Hurts Will Be Key In Bucs’ Victory
Can the Buccaneers carry over their momentum from Sunday’s win to Thursday’s match-up versus the Eagles? Tampa Bay had a clear stability using the unfold and the run sport and might want to work the identical versatility in opposition to the Eagles. Philadelphia’s protection is stronger than Miami’s and performs an terrible lot of zone protection. The Eagles could have to have the ability to match Antonio Brown’s velocity, Mike Evans’ measurement and Chris Godwin’s hustle. Which means one other attainable 100-plus all-purpose sport for “All season Lenny” Fournette. Linebacker Alex Singleton can current a difficulty, coming off of a 13-tackle efficiency versus the Panthers.
If the Buccaneers need to win this sport defensively, they should make their tackles. There have been too many “virtually” alternatives on protection Sunday in opposition to the Dolphins, and the Eagles have playmakers in DeVonta Smith and Quez Watkins. Jamal Dean had a well timed interception in opposition to the Dolphins, however Bruce Arians alluded to Dean needing to go away much less performs on the sector and be extra constant in pressers Monday. With Lavonte David out as a consequence of an ankle damage Kevin Minter should step in, which Todd Bowles appears to really feel comfy with.
Jalen Hurts barely broke 200 passing yards, threw zero touchdowns and obtained sacked twice when going up in opposition to high quality go rush defenses. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Shaq Barrett can get a sack a bit and Jason Pierre-Paul is able to bounce again no matter limitation. The power, velocity and expertise of Tampa’s defensive position ought to assist them get to Hurts shortly sufficient to remove his legs or power a turnover. Although the Eagles could have a greater protection, the Buccaneers are selecting up their run sport and execution within the crimson zone. Tampa Bay improves to 5-1, however Philly gained’t make it simple.
Hudson’s Rating Prediction: Buccaneers 28, Eagles 21
Hudson’s Season File: 4-1