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Eagles vs. Buccaneers Game Preview: 5 questions an (12th Jan 19 at 3:19am UTC)
The Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to play each other this Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. In order to preview the Eagles’ Week 2 game Womens Jalen Mills Jersey , I reached out to our associates over at Bucs Nation. Gil Arcia took the time to answer my questions about the upcoming contest. Let’s take a look at his answers.1 - Did the Bucs’ explosive Week 1 performance surprise you? Do you expect them to take a step back or is this team really just that good? Well here’s the thing. I expected the offense to be much improved. I expected them to sneak out of New Orleans with a win. I did not expect them to blow their defense away in that fashion. But I do expect them to come back down to earth a bit. Especially Ryan Fitzpatrick.2 - The Bucs seem to be really banged up on the injury front. What’s your level of concern with DeSean Jackson, Vernon Hargreaves, Brent Grimes, Jason Pierre-Paul, and maybe even Vita Vea potentially out for this game? What’s the plan to replace those guys?Hargreaves is done for the year. Grimes and Vea are still not practicing but Jackson and Pierre-Paul returned to the practice fields. I’m not sure about Jackson’s status due to the concussion protocol, but the chances of Pierre-Paul playing seem to be good.3 - What is the Bucs’ biggest strength? Where do they have the biggest edge in this game?Their biggest strength would have to be their offensive line. Considering how well they played last Sunday and in zone blocking, the OL showed they are much improved. If they want to win, they have to dominate up front.4 - What is the Bucs’ biggest weakness? What concerns you the most about the Eagles?The Bucs have issues with their depth across the board and concerns throughout the secondary especially with Hargreaves done for the year and of Grimes doesn’t play. With that said, the Buccaneers defense could find themselves in a hole early if they allow the Eagles to beat them with their speed.5 - Who wins this game and why? Score prediction? And what are your expectations for the rest of this Bucs season?I have the Bucs going into the bye week at 3-1 with a win this week. As for the score, I’m saying they’ll beat the Eagles 27-23. Their offense will be their best defense.Let’s see how former Eagles looked in Week 2 of the NFL regular season Several former Eagles had noteworthy performances in Week 2 of the 2018 NFL season, both good and bad; Torrey Smith scored his first touchdown as a Panther, while Sam Bradford was impressively ineffective against the Rams. Plus http://www.philadelphiaeaglesteamonlines.com/nelson-agholor-jersey , a couple former Eagles were signed and one was cut earlier this week.Not every former Eagles have particularly noteworthy performances each week, but some are still contributing, like Patrick Robinson with five tackles for the Saints and Najee Goode with one tackle for the Colts. Former Eagles PK Caleb Sturgis also went 4-for-4 on PATs and made a short field goal for the Chargers on Sunday. Image
Here’s how a bunch of other former Eagles fared in Week 2 of the 2018 season:Blount gets ejectedAfter his Week 1 with the Lions was cut short with a shoulder injury, the running back was a go on Sunday against the 49ers. LeGarrette Blount was right back in the thick of things with eight carries for 38 yards and a short catch the resulted in a three yard-loss.Things were already getting chippy between the running back and some of the San Francisco defenders, especially after hits like this:And then, in the fourth quarter, tempers flared and Blount was ejected after coming off the sideline to level a guy who hit his quarterback — and with all the injuries they sustained last week, you can’t really blame the guy for being upset.I guess you also can’t blame the guy for being pissed after starting the year 0-2 with a Lions team that just looks lost.Familiar facesSeveral former Eagles were among those that delivered Philadelphia their first loss of the 2018 season. The Week 2 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started off with a swift punch in the gut thanks to a 75-yard touchdown play by DeSean Jackson. The wide receiver finished the day with 129 yards on just four catches and the one score.Beau Allen only had one tackle on the day before being sidelined with a foot injury, and Vinny Curry had one tackle and a sack on his former quarterback Nick Foles. Curry did have some love to spread to Philly after the game, though.McCoy is meh in Week 2To be fair this isn’t on the running back’s shoulders, but the Bills are currently a dumpster fire and it’s incredibly evident on the field. Buffalo lost to the Chargers on Sunday 31-20, and Vontae Davis up and retired during halftime after just six quarters on the Bills roster. McCoy finished the day with nine carries for 39 yards Authentic DeAndre Carter Jersey , in addition to 29 yards on four catches. He hasn’t gotten into the endzone yet this season, but could see more carries as the team tries to develop rookie quarterback Josh Allen.Sam Bradford = LOLIt was a very bad day for the Arizona Cardinals who were shut out by the Los Angeles Rams 34-0. Bradford went 17-of-27 for 90 yards (!) and an interception.As noted by Arizona Sports:That means that after Week 2, Bradford still has zero touchdowns, either passing or receiving, and only 243 passing yards as a Cardinal.Not great.Roster moves and InactivesEarlier in the week Mychal Kendricks was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. Sure, the linebacker isn’t scheduled to go back to court until mid-December, but this was a bit of a head-turning move by the Seahawks given his current legal predicament. Running back Kenjon Barner was signed by the Patriots earlier in the week, but was inactive in Week 2 behind Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel in the depth chart.Offensive tackle Matt Tobin was inactive for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday against Detroit.Daryl Worley was out in Week 2 for the Raiders, serving the second of his four game-suspension.Quarterback Matt Barkley was cut by the Bengals on Wednesday.Play of the WeekTorrey SmithThe wide receiver had his first touchdown of the season on Sunday when the Panthers fell to the Falcons. Despite the loss, Smith had three catches for 33 yards and a score.‘Monday Night Football’Expectations are that Mychal Kendricks plays right away for Seattle in Monday night’s game. If so, he’ll be going up against the Chicago Bears and former Eagles tight end Trey Burton.
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