3 questions Buccaneers answered in Wild Card win over Eagles

Are ... are the Bucs for real?

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Julio Aguilar/GettyImages
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1. Todd Bowles job is safe

Through two years as the Bucs' head coach, Bowles is 17-17. An 8-9 season with Tom Brady, followed by a 9-8 season with Baker Mayfield, had some Bucs fans wondering if they could do better. But with the Bucs headed into a Divisional round matchup in Detroit this upcoming weekend, it seems all-but-certain that Bowles will be back next season. He deserves all the credit in the world for managing the departure of Brady as successfully as he has, and the team's ability to get the best out of Baker Mayfield has been one of this season's biggest surprises. He also thoroughly out-coached the Eagles on Monday night, even if some of that falls on Philly's total disinterest in mid-game adjustments. The Bucs' six-man fronts gave the Eagles fits all night, and Philly ended the game with only 42 rushing yards on 15 attempts. If there was any speculation about whether or not Bowles was coaching for his job this weekend, he cleared that up quickly.