The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Philadelphia Eagles in the final game of Super Wild Card Weekend. The Bucs won the NFC South and knew that they'd be hosting whichever team didn't win the NFC East and that lucky team was the Eagles, who are currently 3-point favorites according to FanDuel, as of this writing.
What kind of weather can Bucs (and Eagles fans who either live in Tampa or made the trek for the game) expect?
Weather forecast for Buccaneers vs. Eagles Wild Card game
According to NFL Weather, we can expect a wet game at Raymond James Stadium. "Likely Rain Showers" are expected throughout the game with a high of 67 degrees. The Weather Channel, as of this writing, says we can expect a temperature of 65 degrees with "steady light rain in the evening" and "showers continuing late".
The Bucs haven't played their best football when forced to take the field in the rain. Funny enough, the Bucs and Eagles played in the rain earlier in the regular season and it did not go well for the good guys. Baker Mayfield threw his first interception of the season and Mike Evans was dropping passes (something he never does) en route to a 14-point loss. They also almost blew it in the rain against the Panthers in Week 13 so it's not crazy to say that this team doesn't play great when it's raining.
The rain could also lead to the team having to run the ball more. This would favor the Eagles, who have one of the best offensive lines in football and won't have a problem trying to run the ball down Tampa's throat. Tampa's run offense, as we know, isn't the best. If they're forced to get into a competition of who can run the ball more effectively, the advantage is sadly going to go to the Eagles.
Hopefully the rain doesn't prevent the Buccaneers from taking it to the Eagles and advancing to the divisional round.