Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs-Eagles: Poll, numbers, what they're saying

The poll

When will the Bucs get their first win?

Today vs. Eagles: 21 percent

Oct. 20 at Falcons: 1 percent

Oct. 24 vs. Panthers: 13 percent

Nov. 3 at Seahawks: Less than 1 percent

Nov. 11 vs. Dolphins: 20 percent

Nov. 17 vs. Falcons: Less than 1 percent

Nov. 24 at Lions: 1 percent

Dec. 1: at Panthers: 1 percent

Dec. 8 vs. Bills: 7 percent

Dec. 15 vs. 49ers: less than 1 percent

Dec. 22 at Rams: 4 percent

Dec. 29 at Saints: Less than 1 percent

They won't win a game: 30 percent

Total votes: 1,750

By the numbers

9-7 Bucs' record against the Eagles, including 2-2 in the playoffs

1 Sacks needed by Lavonte David to become the first Bucs linebacker with four in a season since Geno Hayes in 2010

11.0 Points per game by the Bucs; more than only the Jags' 10.2

31.8 Points allowed per game by the Eagles; fewer than only the Jags' 32.6 and Giants' 34.8

514 Rushing yards for the Eagles' LeSean McCoy, tops in the NFL

What they're saying

There's potential danger lurking in Tampa. The Buccaneers are 0-4, have scored only 11 points a game and have a rookie quarterback making only his second career start. But their defense is stout, having held the Saints' potent offense to 16 points in Week 2. The Bucs could have an advantage in several matchups and a scheme designed to give playmakers DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy fits.

Jeff McLane Philadelphia Inquirer

(Greg Schiano) might be a little overboard with his thoughts on order and discipline. But this was a team in disarray when he arrived. The Josh Freeman episode was a major distraction, but it's over now. Schiano needs to take this team and move forward.

Pat Yasinskas espn.com

The picks

I'm not sure the Bucs have quite staunched the bleeding brought on by Josh Freeman's messy denouement. Eagles, 26-20.

Don Banks Sports Illustrated

The Bucs are coming off a bye and will do so with Josh Freeman being sent packing. The Eagles are playing consecutive road games after beating the Giants last week. That's tough, made tougher by a team coming off the bye. Bucs take it to give Mike Glennon his first NFL victory. Bucs, 27-24.

Pete Prisco cbssports.com

Chip Kelly and company continue to take advantage of a soft spot in the schedule by running circles around a team that won't be able to keep up with the Eagles offense regardless of whether Nick Foles or Mike Vick is running it. If Vick doesn't play, it'll be the first time in league history that both starting quarterbacks in the same game are Napoleon Dynamite doppelgangers. Eagles, 30-20.

Mike Florio profootballtalk.com

Bucs vs. Eagles

1 p.m., Raymond James Stadium

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5 FM, 95.3-FM

Line/over-under: Eagles by 2½; 46

Week 1 Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12Week 13Week 14Week 15Week 16Week 17

Jets 18, Bucs 17

0-1

Saints 16, Bucs 14

0-2

Patriots 23, Bucs 3

0-3

Cards 13, Bucs 10

0-4

Eagles

1 today Ch. 13

Falcons

1 Oct. 20 Ch. 13

Panthers

8:25 Oct. 24 NFL

Seahawks

4 Nov. 3 Ch. 13

Dolphins

8:40 Nov. 11 ESPN

Falcons

1 Nov. 17 Ch. 13

Lions

1 Nov. 24 Ch. 13

Panthers

1 Dec. 1 Ch. 13

Bills

1 Dec. 8 Ch. 10

49ers

1 Dec. 15 Ch. 13

Rams

1 Dec. 22 Ch. 13

Saints

1 Dec. 29 Ch. 13

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