The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still winless.
The Philadelphia Eagles left Raymond James Stadium with a 31-20 victory that left the Bucs 0-5 on the season.
For the second straight game, Mike Glennon played a poor second half after a brilliant first.
He had led the Bucs to a 17-14 half time lead, thanks in large part to two touchdown passes to Vincent Jackson.
But the second half began with Glennon throwing an interception to Bradley Fletcher which set up a Riley Cooper touchdown that gave the Eagles a lead they would not relinquish.
The high-octane Eagles offense had their way with the usually tough Bucs defense as they put up 425 yards of offense. Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and ran for one more, while LeSean McCoy put up 116 yards on the ground.
But the failure of the Bucs offense in the second half cost Greg Schiano’s team as they only added three more points to their first half total.
Doug Martin couldn’t muster much in the second half after a good first half and finished the game with 67 yards on 16 attempts. Glennon threw for 273 yards on 26 of 43 passing along with the two touchdowns and the lone pick.
The Bucs offensive line was a disappointment as they consistently let the Eagles disrupt the backfield. The o-line also dealt with injuries and were called for numerous holding penalties which neglected some big plays.
Lavonte David had nine tackles and a sack for the Bucs but was injured late in the game. Darrelle Revis forced a first half fumble, but DeSean Jackson had his way with the Bucs All-Pro corner as Jackson hauled in two touchdowns. The usually dominant d-line was non-existent, as the Bucs failed to generate much of a pass rush all game long.
Tom Crabtree made his season debut for the Bucs, as did Tiquan Underwood, while Mike Williams sat out injured. The Bucs got some big time production from the tight end position however as Tim Wright caught seven passes for 91 yards, while Jackson ended his day with 114 yards on nine receptions.
Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers