Tom Brady has long made it known that he would like to continue playing until he is 50 years old. About a quarter of his 44-year-old season, he has shown no signs of slowing down and has a favorable game ahead against the Eagles.
The Buccaneers are 4-1 right now and occupy the top spot in the NFC South, with much of the success on Brady’s shoulders. In his sophomore year at Tampa, Brady leads the NFL so far in yards and passes completed and is second in touchdowns with 15 to five games. He also just won 411 yards and five touchdowns on his last outing.
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Brady will be without star tight end Rob Gronkowski for the third game in a row, but that might not matter. Even in Gronkowski’s extended absence, the Buccaneers currently sit third in runs scored and total yards. They face an Eagles team that also has one of the worst defenses in the league, which should bode well for Leonard Fournette.
The Eagles come off a 21-18 victory over Carolina, Jalen Hurts’ first fourth quarter comeback to lead the Eagles in his career. Hurts returned the ball once and fumbled once, but also scored two touchdowns.
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Hurts leads the Eagles in rushing yards, an area the Eagles can lean on with tight end Dallas Goeddert on the COVID roster. However, seven skill position players on the Eagles have 100 or more receiving yards this season, so Hurts likes to spread the ball around.
The Eagles are looking to return to .500 and hold onto some ground in the NFC East, while Tampa look to extend their lead in the NFC South.
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9:12 p.m .: The Eagles’ punt was shot at Tampa 39, putting the Bucs in a prime position to strike again and get on the board before halftime.
9:10 p.m .: On the third and 5 of the Philly 22, the Eagles could not convert as Hurts knocked down Ertz and they pushed him back.
9:07 p.m .: The Eagles take over at 17 on the Tampa Bay punt and look to respond again.
End of first quarter: Buccaneers 14, Eagles 7
8:55 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN, TAMPA BAY. Brady throws his second touchdown of the night, a 23-yard game at Brown with 33 seconds left in the quarter. Brady escaped the pressure before hitting a wide open Brown in midfield at Philly 5. Tampa Bay 14, Philadelphia 7.
8:46 p.m .: After the Eagles score, Brady and Leonard Fournette run the Bucs. First and 10 on their 41.
8:41 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN PHILADELPHIA. The Eagles respond with a score of their own as Hurts has tight end Zach Ertz wide open for the touchdown. Philadelphia 7, Tampa Bay 7. The touchdown is the first opening TD allowed by the Bucs all season.
8:40 p.m .: Hurts throws him onto the field at Jalen Reagor and knocks him down on second and 20, but a PI on Tampa Bay moves the ball to the Bucs 5.
8:37 p.m .: On the third and 12th, Hurts hits Quez Watkins for 23 yards and they cross midfield. The pass was tilted by a Tampa defenseman and Watkins adjusted midway to carry it.
8:35 p.m .: Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts keeps the drive alive in the third and seventh with an 11-yard rush. His status as team leader continues.
8:29 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN BAY OF TAMPA. Brady floated one over Ryan Kerrigan’s head and into OJ Howard’s hands at the back of the end zone. Tampa is first on the board. Tampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 0 with 9:26 left in the first.
8:28 p.m .: Chris Godwin recovers a 10-yard pass from Brady for a first down on the third and -8. Put the Bucs at 6.
8:26 p.m .: Brady is perfect so far in the passing game. 3-for-3 for 47 yards and that puts Tampa in the red zone.
8:24 p.m .: Brady’s first pass of the night goes to Antonio Brown for 9 yards and the first down. Tampa on his 38.
8:22 p.m .: The Eagles won the toss and delayed. Tampa starts the game on its own 25.
Which channel Eagles vs. Is Buccaneers airing tonight?
The game will be broadcast by both Fox and the NFL Network and streamed live on Amazon Prime. Joe Buck will lead play-by-play functions while Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman will join him in the booth as an analyst.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game exclusively on DAZN with a subscription.
Eagles start time vs Buccaneers
- Dated: Thursday October 14
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The game will take place at 8:20 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
2021 Buccaneer Calendar
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 9||against the cowboys||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|2||September 19||against hawks||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|3||September 26||among rams||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|4||October 3||among the Patriots||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|5||October 10||against dolphins||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|6||October 14||to the Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox|
|7||24 october||against bears||4:25 p.m.||SCS|
|8||October 31||to Saints||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|ten||November 14th||to WFT||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|11||22 november||against the giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||November 28||at Colts||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|13||December 5||among hawks||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|14||December 12||vs invoices||4:25 p.m.||SCS|
|15||December 19||against the saints||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|16||December 26||at the Panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|17||January 2||at Jets||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|18||January 9||against the Panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
Eagles Calendar 2021
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 12||among hawks||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||September 19||against 49ers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||September 27||at Cowboys (Monday)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|4||October 3||against the chiefs||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|5||October 10||at the Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||October 14||against the buccaneers (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox / NFLN|
|7||24 october||among the Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||October 31||among the Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||November 7||vs chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|ten||November 14th||at the Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||SCS|
|11||21 November||against the saints||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||November 28||among the giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||December 5||at Jets||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|15||December 18 or 19||against Washington (Saturday or Sunday)||To be determined||To be determined|
|16||December 26||against the giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||January 2||in Washington||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||January 9||against the cowboys||1 p.m. ET||Fox|