Raymond James Stadium will play host to Monday's NFL game between Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The game kicks off at 5:00 am with Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Monday January 17, 2022 at 5:00 am
Where: Raymond James Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
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Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview
This is probably one of the most fascinating games of the weekend for a number of reasons.
For the second year in a row, Tampa Bay’s journey to the Super Bowl starts in the Wild Card round, this time against another NFC East opponent.
The Bucs finished the regular season 13-4 with a win over the Panthers last week, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that thinks this team can repeat as Super Bowl champions right now.
Bruce Arians’ side was shutout by the Saints only a month ago, and since then they’ve enjoyed two comfy wins over the hapless Panthers, with a close call against the Jets sandwiched in between.
During that time, we’ve seen injuries and the Antonio Brown saga unfold, all the while Tom Brady managed to finish the year with the most touchdown passes of any quarterback.
Obviously, the GOAT could win this game on his arm alone, but if the Bucs don’t establish the run early against the Eagles, I think they’re in trouble.
Aside from how incredible this turnaround story is, Philly’s defence has arguably been the most impressive part of Nick Sirianni’s first year in charge.
The Eagles do give up points, but they’ve consistently ranked Top 10 in the fewest pass and rushing yards allowed throughout the year, which should create problems for a Bucs offence that is well short on receivers.
Like a few teams, the Eagles chose to rest most of their top guys in a meaningless game against Dallas last week, so look for them to come charging out of the gates early.
It’s no secret Philly will look to run the ball down Tampa Bay’s throat to take some of the pressure off Jalen Hurts, and if they do that successfully, this game should turn out much, much closer than the current market suggests.
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