Dave Weinberg’s Eagles-Bucs 2-Minute Drill
Here is a quick look at the Eagles season ending loss to Tampa Bay in the Wild Card game.
Eagles' best number: 4 (Eagles sacks against Tom Brady)
Eagles' worst number: 3 (Eagles turnovers)
View from my living room: Spent Saturday in Ocean City visiting with some of my wife's cousins. The talk was about the Eagles game and bidets, oddly enough. Turns out the Eagles played like ... Well, you know.
1. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (9 catches, 117 yards, 1 TD)
2. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (271 yards, 2 touchdown passes)
3. Bucs safety Mike Edwards (team-high 9 tackles, interception)
Eagles' best play
Running back Boston Scott put the Eagles on the scoreboard with a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Eagles' worst play
Punt returner Jalen Reagor muffed a punt that led to a Buccaneers touchdown in the third quarter.
The Eagles trailed 17-0, but seemed to be gaining some momentum in the second quarter. It disappeared when Edwards cut in front of DeVonta Smith and intercepted quarterback Jalen Hurts in the end zone to end the threat.
Did you notice?
Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat underwent emergency surgery earlier in the week to address what the team termed a "life-threatening situation" and did not play. ... Bucs running back Leonard Fournette did not play. ... Bucs Pro Bowl right tackle Tristan Wirfs was forced out of the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. ... Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett was called for roughing the passer in the first quarter and later exchanged words with Brady. ... DeVonta Smith was a non-factor until late in the game. ... Eagles running backs had 56 yards on 9 carries. Scott accounted for 34 on one play. ... Including this game, Eagles were 0-7 this season against teams that made the playoffs.