Eagles Look to Fly Past Bucs on TNF
Week 6 of the NFL season will begin with a matchup of NFC teams as the Philadelphia Eagles are set to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Thursday night games have a history of producing some interesting results, and Philadelphia hopes that the trend will continue this week.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with an overall record of 4-1, and they have also won two straight games. The Buccaneers continue to draw plenty of attention in the sports betting industry, and they are one of the top NFL betting picks to win the Super Bowl.
Things have not gone well for the Philadelphia Eagles to begin the year as they come into this game with a record of just 2-3. Philadelphia did pick up an impressive win over the Carolina Panthers in NFL Week 5.
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Tampa Bay Wants to Score
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into Thursday night averaging over 33 points per game, and they have racked up 443 yards of total offense on average. A majority of that damage has been done in the passing game, and the Buccaneers can put up points in a hurry.
Tom Brady has thrown for 1,767 yards this season while also tossing 15 touchdown passes. The rest of the league continues to wait for Brady to slow down and regress, but it hasn’t happened up to this point.
Tampa Bay does struggle to run the football, and that is going to catch up to them at some point. Leonard Fournette leads the Bucs with 251 rushing yards, but this team has to find a way to get more balance on the offensive side of the football.
Eagles Must Get Stops
The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed just 24 total points in their two wins this season, but the defense has been a mess in the losses. Philadelphia can’t afford to get into a shootout with the Eagles as they don’t have the talent to keep up.
The Eagles have been solid against the pass this season, allowing less than 210 passing yards per game. Tampa Bay is going to test that secondary for four quarters on Thursday night, and it will be up to the Eagles to make some plays.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts has been playing well through the first five games, and he is going to have to be a superstar in this matchup. Hurts has thrown for over 1,300 yards this season, and he has also racked up 256 yards on the ground.
Philadelphia doesn’t always give their young quarterback a ton of help, but he will need some support if they are going to pull off this upset.
Bucs Cruise on Thursday Night
Playing in Philadelphia is never an easy task, and the home-field advantage for the Eagles has definitely factored in the betting odds. Even though the Eagles should put up a solid fight on Thursday night, it’s really difficult to see them winning this game.
Tampa Bay just has so many weapons on offense, and Philadelphia has been giving up too many points all season long. This should be another impressive performance for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay offense, as they will create some separation in this matchup.
Philadelphia will make some big plays to keep things interesting in the first half, but they just can’t keep up. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -7.0 over the Philadelphia Eagles in this Week 6 NFL matchup.