- Tom Brady’s still expected to play despite an injured thumb.
- The Eagles need to find a way to limit turnovers.
- What can the Eagles do to limit the offensive prowess of the Buccaneers?
Throwing for over 5 touchdowns is hard enough on its own. Tom Brady decided to up the ante by doing it with an injured thumb. He finished the game with 411 yards and 5 touchdowns in a 45-17 win over the Miami Dolphins. Now, the 4-1 Buccaneers have the Philadelphia Eagles in their sights.
The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a win of their own. Unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly as dominant as the Buccaneers win. The Eagles beat the Panthers in a game where Jalen Hurts was responsible ran for both Eagles touchdowns. It’s important to remember though that he’s also responsible for two turnovers.
Buccaneers vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles
- Where: Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field
- Date: Thursday, October 14th, 2021
- Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -7, MoneyLine Eagles +265, Total 53 (at Caesars)
The Buccaneers are on quite the roll
After losing to the Los Angeles Rams two weeks ago, the Buccaneers have turned up the heat. Most recently, they took down the Miami Dolphins with ease, even with Brady’s injured thumb. The good news for fans is that Tom Brady is likely to play on Thursday. There is also a chance they’ll get Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup.
Even if they don’t, the Buccaneers have more than enough weapons against the Eagles. Antonio Brown has proven he’s a viable asset and Mike Evans is getting more involved too. This just means even more offense is on the way and the Eagles defense won’t have an answer for it.
Philadelphia better focus on not turning over the ball
QB Jalen Hurts was responsible for two turnovers in Philadelphia’s game against the Panthers. Sure, they won the game but those kinds of mistakes can be easily avoided. One turnover was a fumble by Hurts through the back of the endzone, resulting in a safety.
As they prepare to face the Buccaneers, the Eagles focus needs to be on protecting the ball. If they turn the ball over frequently, this game will be similar to the Buccaneers versus Dolphins game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This NFL Game
Considering the Buccaneers are only minus seven points here, it’s a no-brainer. Even though they aren’t at home they’re the much better team and are trending upwards. The Buccaneers don’t have a great record against the spread, but they’ve covered large spreads before.
Asking yourself whether you can trust the Eagles is the big question. Spotted seven points, can the Eagles actually hold out against Tampa Bay. Based on their previous performance and silly turnovers, the answer should be no.
Buccaneers vs Eagles Pick
- KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -7 (at Caesars)
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