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Eagles lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it’s not the end of the world

16 September 2018 Eagles News


 The Philadelphia Eagles fell to the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-21. It was not the prettiest of games for the Eagles, but they should great fight and will in am losing effort. 

It did not start off good for the Eagles, right from the start they were down after Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Desean Jackson for a 75 yard touchdown on there first play. That wasn’t the only big play the Eagles defense gave up, they gave up another 75 yard touchdown to tight end OJ Howard as well. Fitzpatrick finished with 402 yards and four touchdowns. 

The Eagles statistically had a good day, quarterback Nick Foles threw for 334 yards and one touchdown, and tight end Zach Ertz rebounded for 94 yards on 11 catches. 

When it’s all said and done, the Eagles lost, but fought until the very end. Missing a few key players on offense, like their franchise quarterback and beat wide receiver, the Eagles have had problems getting it going. However, more concerning today was the defensive effort and the lack of give in the secondary. 

Honeslty, losing this early could be ignite the Eagles season. Coming off of a Super Bowl championship, the Eagles were on top of the world. Obviously, the Eagles weren’t going to go undefeated forever. Losing this type of game this early is good, the Eagles got it out of their system.

 It’s a tough loss, but thankfully it’s only week two. It just seemed like the intensity was off and the execution just wasn’t there. The Eagles can only go up from here. Next week, the Eagles are rumored to be getting Carson Wentz back which will elevate the whole team. If there’s any positive to takeaway from this game, it’s the best player in the league last season is about to step on the field again for the Eagles. The offense has been stagnant, but with Wentz back it should go back to being the leagues best. The Indianapolis Colts are in town and the Eagles will be itching to get back on the winning trail.

 

 

Photo Credit: JONATHAN DYER/USA TODAY SPORTS


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