It’s a quick turnaround for the Bucs as they travel to play the Eagles on Thursday Night Football. The Thursday night game was not friendly to the Bucs last season when they were upset but by the Chicago Bears, but it did start their focus on cleaning up many parts of their game after it, mostly penalties.
The circumstances are much different this time around as Tampa Bay, the defending champs, is 4-1 and are clicking on the offensive side of the ball. The Bucs are coming off a 45-point outing where receivers Mike Evans, Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin all dominated. They’ll face a tough defense against the Eagles, who do a good job of generating pressure up the middle.
Stopping the mobility of quarterback Jalen Hurts won’t be an easy one, although the Bucs pass rush has gotten back on track in their last two games. The secondary will be tested as well with Philadelphia looking to push the ball down the field more than their most recent opponents. It’ll be up to Jamel Dean and the secondary to make sure they don’t hit the big plays.
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