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Bucs, Eagles take different paths since last meeting

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) looks for a hole in the Washington Redskins defense during the fourth quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Redskins defeated the Buccaneers 31 to 30. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times 


Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) looks for a hole in the Washington Redskins defense during the fourth quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Redskins defeated the Buccaneers 31 to 30. OCTAVIO JONES | Times

It has been a little more than two years since the Bucs and Eagles last played, with Philadelphia getting a 31-20 win at Raymond James Stadium in October 2013.

To revisit that game is to see how much the two teams have changed — the Bucs have a new head coach and general manager, and of the 44 players who saw action for Tampa Bay in the game, only 10 remain on the roster.

Only four are likely to start today — RB Doug Martin, DT Gerald McCoy, DT Akeem Spence and LB Lavonte David — with WR Vincent Jackson (who caught two TDs in the last Eagles game) a possibility if he's able to recover from the knee injury that has sidelined him the past three games.

The same could be said for Philadelphia, which got three touchdown passes from Nick Foles (now with the Rams), including two to WR DeSean Jackson (now with the Redskins). The leading rusher in the game was the Eagles' LeSean McCoy, now with the Bills.

At the same time, the Bucs and Eagles now share a 4-5 record, despite coming from different directions since their last game. The Bucs would drop to 0-8 in 2013 before finishing 4-12 in Greg Schiano's last season, while the Eagles would finish 10-6 in Chip Kelly's first.

Bucs, Eagles take different paths since last meeting 11/22/15 [Last modified: Saturday, November 21, 2015 3:09pm]
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