Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ranking their five primetime games

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Week 6 @Philadelphia Eagles (Thursday Night)

Outside of the NFC South, the Philadelphia Eagles are the most hated team to Buccaneers fans. Some may even hate them more than some NFC South teams honestly. There is nary a dull moment when these two teams meet on the field, and now they’ll get to on Thursday Night Football in front of a national audience to kick off week six.

There’s the Bucs first playoff game and win, Ronde Barber, Joe Jurevicius, and company shutting down Veteran’s Stadium after getting handed their heads their previous three trips there (two in the playoffs), the Bucs spoiling the opening of Lincoln Financial Field, the Matt Bryant game, and the height of Fitzmagic.

Honestly, it seems like these moments usually tend to go in favor of the Buccaneers. This time should be no different, as the Eagles, like the rest of the NFC East as we mentioned, are a mystery. We can assume Jalen Hurts will be under center, but who really knows. The last two times the Bucs played the Eagles their quarterbacks were Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez, wild stuff.

If history tells us anything, this game could somehow be close. Of course, it could also be a blowout like when Doug Martin ran for 235 yards in 2015. With these two teams, the possibilities are endless.