Gameday Tampa Bay!

September 16th, 2018

Game 2

Eagles at Bucs

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13, DirecTV Channel 713. 

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WXTB-FM 97.9 in the Tampa-St.Petersburg region; 97.9 FM ESPN Radio in Tallahassee); Spanish language broadcasts on WTMP-FM 96.1 and WMGG-AM 1470 in Tampa; SiriusXM Channel 113.

Weather: It is going to be a toasty one. Tailgaters better bring plenty of fluids (insert Beavis and Butthead giggles) as temps, per AccuWeather.com, will be in the upper 80s and pushing 90 before kickoff under sunny skies. Most of the game will be played in the low 90s and there may be thunderstorms in the second half.

Odds: Per FootballLocks.com, Eagles -3.

Outlook: This will be a good game to see if we are drunk with Week 1 overreaction to the offensive explosion/defensive vomiting in New Orleans, or if the Bucs are for real. The Eagles offense wasn’t much in Week 1 and wasn’t much to end last year’s regular season. But of course, it was good enough to win. The defense of Philadelphia has been playing strong. If the Bucs defense can rebound (it has done that in the past at home after its recent habit of dome no-shows, the Bucs may just have a chance. Only the fanatical of Bucs fans thought the Bucs could finish the three games the team played without America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, with a 2-1 record. If the Bucs can start off 2-0, there’s no telling what this team can do.

Trinkets: Eagles QB Nick Foles is a Bucs killer. He averages 338.5 yards a game through the air with five touchdowns and zero picks against the Bucs. In his last four road games (including the Super Bowl), Foles is 4-0 with nine touchdowns and one interception. … RB Jay Ajayi had two touchdowns in the season-opener against the Dixie Chicks. He ranks sixth in NFL with 2,207 rush yards since 2016. … TE Zach Ertz ranks second among tight ends in receptions (157) and third in reception yards (1,688) since 2016. … DT Fletcher Cox had a sack last week. Since 2016, he’s tied for fourth among defensive tackles with 13 sacks. … DE Brandon Graham has five sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in his past six road games (including Super Bowl). He is one of seven defenders since 2015 with 20-plus sacks (21.5), seven-plus forced fumbles (7) and 40-plus tackles for loss (42). … DE Chris Long had 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble last week. Long has 3.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in his past five games. He has three sacks and a forced fumble in four career games against the Bucs. … LB Jordan Hicks led the Eagles with seven tackles last week. He also had a career-high 1.5 sacks in a game facing Atlanta. … Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick joined Mark Rypien as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 400-plus passing yards, four passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown and no picks in a single game. … WR Mike Evans had seven catches for 147 yards and a touchdown last week. In three career home against NFC East opponents, has 21 catches for 343 yards (114.3 per game) and a touchdown. … WR Chris Godwin had a touchdown catch last week and looks for a third game in a row with a TD grab. … WR DeSean Jackson had five catches for 146 yards and tied his career high with two touchdowns in a game against the Saints. … DT Gerald McCoy has 3.5 sacks in three career games against the Eagles. His 44.5 sacks since 2012 are second-best among tackles. … LB Lavonte David tied a career-high with two picks in his last game against the Eagles. In three games against Philadelphia, David has 24 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and a pick-six. David also has three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in his last five games at the Den of Depression. … S Justin Evans‘ 34-yard scoop-and-score against the Saints was his first touchdown. MLB Kwon Alexander tied for the team lead with nine tackles and a forced fumble last week. In his last three games at the Den of Depression, Alexander has had at least 10 tackles.

21 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay!”

  1. Easy Says:

    GGG got screwed

  2. passthebuc Says:

    Joe, no one cares about your posts, just the very attractive ladies you post.

  3. Joe Says:

    Joe, no one cares about your posts, just the very attractive ladies you post.

    That’s OK. 🙂

  4. DB55 Says:

    or if the Bucs may be for real.
    ————–
    Inquiring minds want to know.

    Step McIceCream we need you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Joe, I care about the posts, especially, with beautiful women.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Yes Joe, we do care about your posts (as Jameis-biased & Kwon-biased as they usually are). Predict that the Bucs defense will improve today (rookies have now had their baptism-by-fire against Drew the Baptist?). Eagles defense is a beast as we’ve all seen, but I still think our offense is for real & can score on them. Sticking with my 28-24 Bucs- win prediction (we may see a lot of games this year with scores like that).

  7. BucDan Says:

    If you’re going to be at a the stadium: please communicate with your fellow Bucs fans regarding standing AND yelling/cheering on defensive third downs THROUGHOUT the game and not just in the last 5 minutes if the game is close.

    I’m not trying to have a co-Bucs fan tell me to “sit down and shut up” for rooting for the team while the visiting Iggles fans rally their troops.

    1pm (est) can’t come soon enough!

    Go Bucs!!!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Any free streams I’m not trying to hit the bar early this morning someone help me lol

  9. Buc50 Says:

    @BucDan if multiple people are telling you to sit down and shut up, it’s probably you my friend. Luckily my seat at the stadium will not be impeded.

  10. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Buc50 is the problem at the stadium. Weak sh!t like that is why we have a weak home environment. Watch mkstly any other game and you see all the fans standing and cheering for their team. Step your game up Buc50.

  11. Buc believer Says:

    Joe you normally have a very beautiful and sexy cheerleader albeit in the other teams uniforms on Sunday. What happened do they not have pretty girls in that rat infested smog filled Santa Clause booing cheering when an opponent breaks his leg battery throwing town?

  12. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Talk show hosts in Philly calling this game a lock for the fleagles. No surprise there, but saying a rout…..50 something to whatever. Really want to hear fleagles eating crow come Monday morning. GO BUCS

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    “Only the fanatical of Bucs fans thought the Bucs could finish the three games the team played without America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, with a 2-1 record.”

    Pickgrin Says:
    August 29th, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    A 2-1 start for the Bucs is more likely than an 0-3 start IMO.

  14. BucDan Says:

    Look-y here! Even in the comments I’m told I’m a problem FOR ROOTING FOR THE TEAM I PAY TO SUPPORT.

    So, Buc50, in your infinite fandom wisdom, what and how would be the appropriate effort and time to motivate the team? Does the damn video board not say to “Stand up and GET LOUD!”?

    Yeah, I’M the problem at the stadium.

  15. Buc50 Says:

    I stand up and root for the Bucs too but don’t pretend there aren’t people ruining the enjoyment of other fans through cursing and acting like donkeys.

  16. BucDan Says:

    Talk about projection, dude!

    All I referred to was being told to sit down and shut up during ACTUAL third down plays! Another fan referenced the same, so we are talking about different scenarios.

    You know, third and short for the home team defense, fans are told by the players on the video board to “Stand up and get loud!” I stand. I get loud. I get told to sit down.

    Catch-22 in the stands for this team. “Don’t root too hard! You might start ruining my experience sitting here watching the team struggle!”

  17. Joe Says:

    Joe, I care about the posts, especially, with beautiful women.

    Two-for-one special.

    Joe you normally have a very beautiful and sexy cheerleader albeit in the other teams uniforms on Sunday. What happened do they not have pretty girls in that rat infested smog filled Santa Clause booing cheering when an opponent breaks his leg battery throwing town?

    The girl gracing the post is an Eagles cheerleader.

  18. Bucfan1988 Says:

    Ball control, limiting turnovers, and getting 1st downs will be important today for the Bucs. Would love to see Eagles D melt in the Florida heat this afternoon. Gotta use our climate and home-field advantage against teams. The longer our Offebse stays in the field, the better we will pound the rock! Need quick-passing game and heavy TE-usage today. OJ’s time is today! C’mon Tampa, you can do it!!

  19. Easy Says:

    @Joe

    Does this defense remind you of the same style of coverage as Bill Sheridan’s defense? The “quarters” coverage has never been too effective for this team.

  20. Joe Says:

    Easy:

    Current results are worse. When Eli Manning hung 500 yards on them was more of a fluke. With Mike Smith, 400 yards passing more the norm.

  21. Easy Says:

    Lol Noah Spence is inactive. Don’t understand Watson inactive again over Martino because I know my eyes saw him playing ST in preseason and making a tackle on a kick return.

 

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