Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Football Betting Odds
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Backup quarterbacks making the most of their opportunities will be on display on Sunday as Nick Foles guides the Philadelphia Eagles into the Sunshine State to face Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Foles, however, has sputtered since his MVP-winning performance in Super Bowl LII while Fitzpatrick rode a five-touchdown effort (four passing, one rushing) in the season opener to NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
"You know I'm better right now than I've been at any point in my career and a lot of that is mentally and whatever else. Truly I feel like the older I've gotten, the better I've become," the 35-year-old Fitzpatrick said on Thursday, four days after throwing for a career-best 417 yards to fuel upstart Tampa Bay to a 48-40 victory over New Orleans. Fitzpatrick, who is playing in place of the suspended Jameis Winston, tossed a pair of touchdown passes to former Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson and one each to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
The clock may be ticking for Foles as franchise quarterback Carson Wentz reportedly inches closer to a return after injuring his ACL and LCL in December. Foles threw for just 117 yards with an interception in the Eagles' 18-12 victory versus Atlanta on Sept. 6, although the signal caller finds himself in a favorable situation as he faces an injury-depleted Buccaneers secondary that was gashed for 439 passing yards last weekend.
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Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz answered a career-best eight-touchdown effort in 2017 by dropping a pair of passes in the season opener, leaving the tight end searching for answers. "I don't think I've ever dropped that many balls in a game in my life. Contested or not, whatever it was, it just can't happen," the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Ertz said. Nelson Agholor proved to be Foles' most sure-handed receiver last week with eight receptions, albeit for just 33 yards. Doug Pederson limited Jay Ajayi in the first half against the Falcons due to his ailing toe before upping his carries, resulting in a pair of touchdown runs as well as the coach's admission that the running back's workload would increase.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa Bay's secondary was still licking its wounds from a savage beating by the Saints before it was dealt another brutal hit with cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (shoulder) being placed on injured reserve. With four-time Pro Bowl selection Brent Grimes nursing a groin injury that sidelined him for the season opener, Tampa Bay relied on rookies Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart as well as third-year pro Ryan Smith versus New Orleans -- and the results weren't pretty. Linebackers Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander each recorded nine tackles last week while former Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry registered the team's lone sack. Speaking of former Eagles, Jackson was limited in practice Thursday as he deals with a concussion and shoulder injury.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds Trends
|Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Philadelphia is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games|
|Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 16 of Philadelphia's last 21 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay|
|Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay|
|Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay|
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds Trends
|Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games|
|Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home|
|Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia|
|Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia|
|Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia|