The Philadelphia Eagles are fresh off their Week 1 victory against the Atlanta Falcons and will travel to Tampa to take on the Buccaneers this week. While Philadelphia will enter this contest nursing a few injuries, the next man up motto is still the same. The Bucs used a throwback game from reserve QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and rode his 417 yards and four touchdown performance against the New Orleans Saints to a 48-40 upset victory last Sunday.
With starting QB Jameis Winston still sitting due to a three-game suspension, the Bucs will need another performance like that from Fitzpatrick if they are to pull off a victory against the defending Super Bowl champs. The Eagles, despite raising their first-ever Super Bowl banner, will have to play much better on the offensive end against the Buccaneers than they did against the Falcons.
With Carson Wentz expecting to miss his second game this season, the starting nod will go to reserve Nick Foles, yet again. While Foles is no stranger to these accommodations, his performance against the Falcons left many wondering if he’s still hungover from his MVP performance against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. If so, then he needs to kick it into high gear and get back on track as he was leading the underdog run during the playoffs.
If the Eagles are to move to 2-0 on the season, here are three keys to victory against the Buccaneers.
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