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NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Eagles vs Bucs


The defending Super Bowl champions officially begin their title defense on Sunday as they host the Philadelphia Eagles for their rematch of the regular season. Weather is expected to be a major factor along with wind and rain. Tampa Bay is a solid favorite over NFL odds.

How to Bet the Eagles in the Bucs NFL Odds & TV Info

  • when: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
  • where: Raymond James Stadium
  • Television: Fox
  • radio:
  • Stream option: Fox Sports app
  • Unlocking NFL Lines: Bucs -8.5 (46 total)

last meeting

In Week 6, the Eagles lost 28-22 at home to Tampa Bay but they almost recovered from a 28-7 deficit. Tom Brady Throwing two touch passes and Leonard Fournette ran for two. Late in the fourth quarter and facing the third- and seventh-place Philadelphia 45, Brady shied away from the pressure and threw a perfect pass to Antonio Brown for a 27-yard drive-extension and the Bucs ran out of the clock. Eagles QB Galen Hurts’ second run in the TD and a two-point turn pulled Philadelphia out within six points with 3:05 remaining in fourth. It was Hurts’ wisdom pass 12 of 26 for 155 yards, one TD and one interception.

Why bet on Philadelphia?

The Eagles had nothing to play in Week 18 and acted as such in their 51-26 home loss to Dallas. The Eagles treated the match as if it was the end of the pre-season. QB Jalen Hurts, with a 3,144-yard pass and the team’s 784-yard dash, got the night off. So did you Lynn JohnsonCorner Darius Sly and 11 other players appeared on the COVID-19 reserve.

Eagles coach Nick Syriani He defended his decision to rest Herz, who missed this year’s game with a sprained left ankle, ahead of the playoffs. Siriani is the only coach in the first year in these qualifiers.

“We thought it was a chance to get him back to 100%. We need to be able to have our full offensive arsenal in the qualifiers,” Siriani said.

Hurts entered the year as a question mark. While he hasn’t developed into a distinctly franchised midfielder, he has improved and flashed some excellent games, while still maintaining the potential to become the Eagles’ long-term solution in the cards. Hurts ranked 24 in the QBR in Weeks 1-8 and 5 from Week 9 onwards. He drove all the quarterbacks in total EPA on designed stands and was second only to it Josh Allen In every rush. She scrambles for 10% of her dropouts, the third most in the league.

His five games with two or more rushing touchdowns were the most by a quarterback in his first two NFL seasons during the Super Bowl era. No other team has more dashing yards than the Eagles (159.7 yards per game). Philadelphia became the first team since the 1985 Chicago Bears to score at least 175 yards in seven consecutive games (week 8-15 this season).

running back Miles Sanders Likely to come back from a broken hand for this game. He missed the previous two. The Eagles will need Sanders’ ability to get out on the edge and capture yards against the pirates, especially with the pirates being brave in the middle of their line of defense. A balanced approach — with Hurts punctuated rounds leading to big plays through the air — worked as Philly climbed onto Tampa Bay late before losing in Week 6.

Why bet on Tampa Bay?

The Bucs finished the regular season with a third straight win, 41-17 over Carolina to earn the No. 2 seed in the NFC. Winning the No. 2 seed guarantees a second home game for weeks if the Bucs beat the Eagles. The 13 regular season wins set a franchise record.

Tom Brady completed 29 of 37 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns at the end. playing with no Chris Goodwin (knee), Antonio Brown (released) Then Cyril Grayson lost a hamstring early in the first half, Brady had no problems. He got in with Rob Gronkowski seven times for 137 yards and found it Mike Evans for 6-89-2. Brady’s third landing was one yard from Le’Veon Bell.

Brady led the NFL in touchdown passing (43) and passing yards (his career high of 5,316, the third most pass yards in a season in NFL history). His 485 completions this year were an NFL record for one season. Brady joined Drew Brees as one of the two all-time players with multiple passing seasons of 5,000 yards, and he joined Aaron Rodgers As one of two all-time quarterbacks with three seasons of 40 or more touchdowns. James Winston also led the NFL in passing yards in 2019, but this is the first time the Buccaneer has won a touchdown pass title in any season.

Evans, who finished second in the NFL with 14 touchdowns in 2021, became the first player in NFL history to reach 1,000 yards in each of his first eight seasons. running back Leonard Fortnite The injured reserve has been activated. Fournette led the Bucs with an 812 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He’s also had 69 receptions and 454 yards this season, plus two more touchdowns. Shack Barrett’s edge rush Jason Pierre Paul It will also play on Sunday, after each missed the previous two matches.

Under the Arians, who have a 5-2 post-season record, the Buccaneers in 2021 ranked second among NFL teams in both scoring (30.1 points per game) and total attacking (405.9 yards per game), leading the NFC by allowing only the 92.5 dash yards per game in defense.

game trends

  • The Eagles 10-1 ATS in their last 11 playoffs as an underdog.
  • The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on the vulnerable road.
  • The Eagles are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 vs. NFC.
  • The Buccaneers have won 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home matches.
  • The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

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