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|Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:58|
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Eagles by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 2-3, Tampa Bay 1-3
SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 9-7
LAST MEETING - Eagles won 23-21, Dec. 9, 2012
LAST WEEK - Eagles beat Giants 36-21; Buccaneers had bye
AP PRO32 RANKING - Eagles No. 22, Buccaneers No. 30.
EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (1), PASS (11)
EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (17), PASS (T29)
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (18), PASS (32)
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (9), PASS (15)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Rivalry that heated up in late `90s when Eagles and Bucs were beginning to build championship-caliber teams has died down. Most memorable meeting for Tampa Bay fans was 27-10 win in 2002 NFC championship - last game at Veterans Stadium. Bucs also opened Lincoln Financial Field in following season with 17-0 win. ... Marquee matchup: Eagles WR DeSean Jackson vs. Bucs CB Darrelle Revis. ... Eagles coach Chip Kelly turned down Bucs vacancy Tampa Bay filled with Greg Schiano after 2011 season. ... Eagles first team in NFL history with more than 1,300 yards passing and 900 rushing through five games. ... If injured QB Michael Vick (hamstring) can't play, Nick Foles will start for Eagles. Foles 1-5 as starter in 2012, lone win on road against Bucs. ... Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy leads league with 514 yards rushing. ... Eagles' Jackson averaging 18.8 yards per catch. ... Bucs rookie QB Mike Glennon making second pro start. Threw two interceptions and lost fumble in fourth quarter of 13-10 loss to Arizona two weeks ago. Former starter Josh Freeman released during bye week, signed with Vikings. ... Bucs' leading rusher, Doug Martin, has 342 yards, three touchdowns in four games. ... Among active players with at least 200 catches, Tampa Bay's Vincent Jackson has league-best 17.8 yard average. ... Bucs only team with four players with at least one interception and one sack: LBs Lavonte David, Mason Foster, Dekoda Watson; S Mark Barron.
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