7 winners (and 3 losers) from Bucs blowout Wild Card win over Eagles

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Mike Ehrmann/GettyImages
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Loser: Baker Mayfield holding the ball

Overall it was a pretty great night for Baker Mayfield. He not only beat the Eagles but beat allegations that he's not a good quarterback or can't show up in big moments. Mayfield finished the night with 337 yards and three touchdowns and didn't turn the ball over once.

It was the type of statement game that Jason Licht brought him to Tampa Bay to deliver, and he did. Things were far from perfect, though, and some early struggles are something to keep an eye on as the Bucs prepare for a Divisional Round matchup with Detroit.

After getting off to a pretty fast start, the Bucs offense stalled out and part of that was due to Baker's decision to hold the ball way too long. He took at least two sacks that he shouldn't have, opting to not throw the ball away and instead hang onto it and lose important yardage. Twice Baker held the ball and was sacked on plays that took the Bucs out of field goal range, which was especially frustrating given how close the game was at that point.

One one sack he seemed to have Payne Durham open for a first down but pumped in hesitation before scrambling under pressure that was allowed to build. Those mistakes were all on Baker, and it's not the first time this year he's held the ball way too long. Detroit's defense is aggressive and will bring tons of pressure, which means the longer Baker hesitates and holds onto the ball, the more likely he is to give up yards the Bucs might not be able to afford to lose.