Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-9)
The Buccaneers are back at .500 but for some reason it doesn’t seem that bad. Is it because things could be a lot worse, like the team coming to town? Or is it because things are so bad with the team coming to town that a win seems all but certain unless the Bucs literally fumble the game away.
What the main story of this weekend has been is the 2002 Super Bowl reunion.
But the question is will this team we have in town now be reuniting in ten or fifteen years to commemorate something as special? As I’ve said time and time again, this team isn’t worth a playoff spot but that doesn’t mean we have to blind ourselves from the growth. It’s games like the one against the Eagles that aides that growth exponentially.
It can also stunt the growth as well.
The offense is without a doubt the most interesting part of this team right now, which is ironic given that the reunion weekend was made possible by defense. But what’s even more ironic is that the defense is the weakest part of this team at the moment. It was predictable that the secondary would cost this team games, but it’s starting to get frustrating now.
We have to live with the secondary as is for the time being like we’re waiting to get out of school. Yeah the bell is going ring, but the minute hands are going by so slow.
As is every week, the offense is going to do it’s thing and we’ll have to roll our eyes when the defense is on the field. That’s life right now but hey, it could be worse.
Location: Raymond James Stadium
Time: 1:00pm ET/Noon CT
Nat’l TV: N/A
Bucs TV: FOX
Away TV: FOX
Announcers: Dick Stockton/John Lynch
Live Stream: NFL Live Stream
Radio: WDAE 620AM (Tampa), 94 WIP (Philadelphia)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 829 (Bucs Feed), Sirius 823 (Eagles Feed)
Weather: 76°F, Sunny
Line: Bucs -7.0
Last Week: Buccaneers lost to Broncos 31-23, Eagles lost to Cowboys 38-33
Last Meeting: October 11, 2009 – Buccaneers 14, Eagles 33
Series History (Since 2001): Eagles lead series 4-3
Key Bucs Storyline: Will the Bucs win on Super Bowl Reunion Sunday or slip back under .500?
Opposing View: Can Nick Foles step up and finally win a game for the Eagles to snap out of the slump?
Prediction: Bucs 31, Eagles 21