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Fitzpatrick shines again, Buccaneers stun Eagles 27-21

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Courtesy of DeSean Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick rocked a pair of sunglasses and a partially zipped warmup jacket revealing a couple of gold chains and a large pendant resting on his chest.

''It's nothing,'' the Tampa Bay quarterback said of the garb after throwing four touchdown passes and topping 400 yards for the second straight week, leading the Buccaneers to a 27-21 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

''I think we just have to stay humble,'' Fitzpatrick added, a smile crossing his face. ''We've got to make sure we know how to handle success and all those things. We can't change who we are.''

Filling in for suspended quarterback Jameis Winston, Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 33 passes for 402 yards and has the suddenly explosive Bucs off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2010.

Jackson scored on a 75-yard reception on the first play of the game, giving him three TDs in two games after having three all last season.

O.J. Howard also had a 75-yard TD catch in the first half for Tampa Bay, which stunned New Orleans 48-40 on the road in its season opener.

''I think we just developed a lot of confidence in the offseason and through training camp with how we worked, and the way things were going, and the rapport with the guys,'' the 35-year-old Fitzpatrick said. ''I think that confidence has carried over into the season.''

Nick Foles threw for 334 yards for the Eagles (1-1), who rallied from a 20-point, third-quarter deficit.

The Super Bowl MVP's 2-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor on fourth down trimmed Tampa Bay's lead to 27-21 with 2:46 remaining. Fitzpatrick didn't give the Eagles' injury-decimated offense a chance to finish the comeback.

''We didn't win every single game last year. I think people forget that,'' Foles said, trying to put the loss in perspective. ''There's a lot of expectations for us, but we can't put that kind of pressure on ourselves.''

Fitzpatrick, a 14-year veteran and one of four players in NFL history to throw TD passes for seven franchises, produced a couple first downs on Tampa Bay's last possession to drain all but 19 seconds off the clock.

''We had our shots. I just feel like if we had got that ball back one more time, we would have a chance to try to win it,'' Eagles tackle Jason Peters said. ''But we were pinned back there with 20 seconds left and we didn't have a lot of options.''

Chris Godwin and Mike Evans had TD receptions of 8 and 4 yards, respectively, for the Bucs. Jackson, who had two TD receptions before leaving the season opener with a concussion, finished with four catches for 129 yards.

The Eagles opened the season with Foles throwing for just 117 yards in an 18-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

They drove 78 yards in 13 plays to pull even with Tampa Bay in the second quarter, only to watch Howard turn a short pass into another long TD by eluding two defenders and turning up the left sideline. Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was unable to chase down the 6-foot-6, 251-pound tight end.

Foles finished 35 of 48 with no interceptions. Corey Clement scored on a 15-yard run in the first half, and Jay Ajayi's 2-yard TD run began Philadelphia's rally from a 27-7 deficit.

FITZMAGIC

Fitzpatrick threw for a career-best 417 yards and four TDs in the season opener. He also ran for a touchdown against the Saints, meaning he's thrown for 819 yards and accounted for nine TDs in two weeks. He improved to 4-1 as a starter in two seasons with the Bucs.

TOUGH DAY

Philadelphia's defense, coming off sacking Matt Ryan four times and holding the Falcons quarterback to his lowest completion percentage in seven years, was torched for 271 yards passing and three touchdowns in the first half alone.

Fletcher Cox and Nigel Bradham had sacks Sunday. The Eagles also forced two turnovers, including a second-half fumble that helped them stay in the game.

INJURIES

Eagles: The Eagles were already without receiver Alshon Jeffery and running back Darren Sproles, and Foles' job got tougher when running back Jay Ajayi (back), receiver Mike Wallace (ankle) and tackle Jason Peters (quad) left in the first half. Ajayi returned at the start of the second half, finishing with 23 yards rushing on seven carries.

Buccaneers: With Brent Grimes (groin) missing his second straight game and Vernon Hargreaves III (shoulder) on injured reserve after getting hurt at New Orleans, the Bucs played without both starting cornerbacks. Defensive tackle Beau Allen (foot) and safety Chris Conte (knee) left the game in the second half.

FAST START

The Bucs, who haven't made the playoffs since 2007, are 2-0 for only the second time in 13 years. They also won their first two on the way to a 10-6 finish under former coach Raheem Morris in 2010.

UP NEXT

Eagles: Host Indianapolis next Sunday.

Buccaneers: Pittsburgh at home next Monday night, final game of Winston's suspension.

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Key Players
N. Foles 9 QB
334 PaYds, PaTD, 8 RuYds
17
FPTS
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
402 PaYds, 4 PaTDs, INT, RuYd
38
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:46
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
plays
yds
pos
21
27
Touchdown 2:46
N.Foles pass short right to N.Agholor for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
78
yds
3:50
pos
20
27
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:09
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
plays
yds
pos
14
27
Touchdown 0:09
J.Ajayi up the middle for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
84
yds
3:42
pos
13
27
Point After TD 9:19
C.Catanzaro extra point is GOOD Center-G.Sanborn Holder-B.Anger.
plays
yds
pos
7
27
Touchdown 9:19
R.Fitzpatrick pass short middle to M.Evans for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
54
yds
3:17
pos
7
26
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:42
C.Catanzaro extra point is GOOD Center-G.Sanborn Holder-B.Anger.
plays
yds
pos
7
20
Touchdown 0:42
R.Fitzpatrick pass short left to C.Godwin for 8 yards TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on PHI-M.Bennett Defensive Offside declined.
6
plays
70
yds
1:44
pos
7
19
Missed Point After Touchdown 4:39
C.Catanzaro extra point is No Good Wide Right Center-G.Sanborn Holder-B.Anger.
plays
yds
pos
7
13
Touchdown 4:39
R.Fitzpatrick pass short middle to O.Howard for 75 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
75
yds
00:12
pos
7
13
Point After TD 4:51
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 4:51
C.Clement left end for 15 yards TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
78
yds
6:09
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 14:49
C.Catanzaro extra point is GOOD Center-G.Sanborn Holder-B.Anger.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 14:49
R.Fitzpatrick pass deep middle to D.Jackson for 75 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
75
yds
00:11
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 35:39 24:21
1st Downs 24 18
Rushing 8 1
Passing 14 17
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 5-15 4-10
4th Down Conv 3-5 0-0
Total Net Yards 412 436
Total Plays 75 58
Avg Gain 5.5 7.5
Net Yards Rushing 91 43
Rush Attempts 24 23
Avg Rush Yards 3.8 1.9
Net Yards Passing 321 393
Comp. - Att. 35-48 27-33
Yards Per Pass 6.7 11.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-13 2-9
Penalties - Yards 6-55 4-44
Touchdowns 3 4
Rushing TDs 2 0
Passing TDs 1 4
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 5-46.2 6-41.2
Return Yards 13 42
Punts - Returns 3-13 4-29
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-13
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 3/4 3/4
Extra Points 3/3 3/4
Field Goals 0/1 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 3-3 -100% 2-2 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Eagles 1-1 077721
Buccaneers 2-0 7137027
321 PASS YDS 393
91 RUSH YDS 43
412 TOTAL YDS 436
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
N. Foles 9 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.9% 334 1 0 98.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.9% 451 1 1 78.9
N. Foles 35/48 334 1 0 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Clement 30 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 30 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 56 1
C. Clement 6 30 1 15 14
W. Smallwood 28 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 28 0
W. Smallwood 7 28 0 8 0
J. Ajayi 26 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 23 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 85 3
J. Ajayi 7 23 1 20 8
N. Foles 9 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 7 0
N. Foles 3 8 0 4 17
N. Agholor 13 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
N. Agholor 1 2 0 2 14
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
Z. Ertz 86 TE
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 11 94 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 142 0
Z. Ertz 13 11 94 0 34 9
N. Agholor 13 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 8 88 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 121 1
N. Agholor 12 8 88 1 50 14
J. Perkins 83 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 57 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 57 0
J. Perkins 6 4 57 0 30 5
C. Clement 30 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 55 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 55 0
C. Clement 6 5 55 0 19 14
J. Ajayi 26 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
J. Ajayi 1 1 4 0 4 8
W. Smallwood 28 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
W. Smallwood 1 1 2 0 2 0
S. Gibson 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
S. Gibson 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Darby 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 1 0.0
R. Darby 8-0 0.0 1 0
J. Hicks 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 1.0
J. Hicks 6-3 0.0 0 0
J. Mills 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
J. Mills 4-1 0.0 0 0
M. Jenkins 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
M. Jenkins 4-1 0.0 0 1
B. Graham 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
B. Graham 4-0 0.0 0 0
F. Cox 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 2.0
F. Cox 4-1 1.0 0 0
D. Barnett 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Barnett 3-0 0.0 0 0
N. Bradham 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 1.0
N. Bradham 3-5 1.0 0 0
R. McLeod 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
R. McLeod 2-1 0.0 0 0
C. Long 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 1.0
C. Long 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Grugier-Hill 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
K. Grugier-Hill 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Bennett 77 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
M. Bennett 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Clement 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Clement 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Graham 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Graham 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Maddox 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Maddox 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Alexander 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Alexander 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Ngata 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
H. Ngata 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Elliott 4 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
1/2 4/4
J. Elliott 0/1 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Johnston 1 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 56.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
11 53.9 4
C. Johnston 5 56.0 3 65
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Clement 30 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.5 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 6.5 10 0
C. Clement 2 6.5 10 0
N. Agholor 13 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
N. Agholor 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
38
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
81.8% 402 4 1 144.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78.7% 819 8 1 151.5
R. Fitzpatrick 27/33 402 4 1 38
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Barber 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
35 91 0
P. Barber 16 22 0 9 2
J. Rodgers 32 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 14 0
J. Rodgers 5 13 0 7 3
S. Wilson 38 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 15 0
S. Wilson 1 9 0 9 0
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
38
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 35 1
R. Fitzpatrick 1 -1 0 -1 38
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Jackson 11 WR
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 129 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 275 3
D. Jackson 4 4 129 1 75 18
O. Howard 80 TE
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 96 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 150 1
O. Howard 4 3 96 1 75 15
M. Evans 13 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 10 83 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 230 2
M. Evans 12 10 83 1 16 12
C. Godwin 12 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 56 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 97 2
C. Godwin 6 5 56 1 17 11
J. Rodgers 32 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 25 0
J. Rodgers 3 3 23 0 13 3
A. Humphries 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 35 0
A. Humphries 2 1 8 0 8 0
P. Barber 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 7 0
P. Barber 2 1 7 0 7 2
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Smith 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
R. Smith 7-2 0.0 0 0
C. Davis 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
C. Davis 6-0 0.0 0 0
L. David 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 0.0
L. David 6-3 0.0 0 0
K. Alexander 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 1.0
K. Alexander 6-1 1.0 0 1
J. Evans 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
J. Evans 5-1 0.0 0 0
C. Conte 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
C. Conte 5-2 0.0 0 0
J. Pierre-Paul 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
J. Pierre-Paul 5-0 1.0 0 0
J. Whitehead 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
J. Whitehead 4-2 0.0 0 0
M. Stewart 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
M. Stewart 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Worthy 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Worthy 2-0 0.0 0 0
G. McCoy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 1.0
G. McCoy 2-1 1.0 0 0
W. Gholston 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
W. Gholston 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Allen 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Allen 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Barber 25 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Barber 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Anger 9 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Anger 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Evans 13 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Evans 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Catanzaro 7 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/4
SEASON FG XP
2/3 9/10
C. Catanzaro 0/0 0 3/4 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Anger 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 43.1 2
B. Anger 6 43.3 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Humphries 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 8.5 13 0
A. Humphries 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Humphries 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 6.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 7.0 16 0
A. Humphries 3 6.0 10 0
D. Jackson 11 WR
18
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 6.5 11 0
D. Jackson 1 11.0 11 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 PHI 25 1:54 3 5 Punt
10:21 PHI 13 4:17 6 15 Punt
3:53 PHI 28 2:57 5 18 Fumble
0:13 TB 47 1:09 3 2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:00 PHI 22 6:09 13 78 TD
4:39 PHI 25 2:13 3 5 Punt
0:42 PHI 25 0:38 7 51 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PHI 25 2:24 5 29 Downs
9:19 PHI 25 2:20 3 3 Punt
3:51 PHI 16 3:42 9 84 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:30 PHI 43 3:47 8 22 Downs
6:36 PHI 22 3:50 8 78 TD
0:19 PHI 10 0:19 3 6 Fumble
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TB 25 0:11 1 75 TD
12:55 TB 17 2:34 5 17 Punt
6:04 TB 15 2:11 5 10 Punt
0:56 PHI 47 0:43 2 -6 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:04 TB 20 3:04 7 27 Punt
4:51 TB 25 0:12 1 75 TD
2:26 TB 30 1:44 6 70 TD
0:04 TB 32 0:04 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:36 TB 46 3:17 7 54 TD
6:59 TB 16 3:08 6 21 Punt
0:09 TB 25 2:39 6 40 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:43 TB 35 2:07 3 8 Punt
2:46 TB 15 2:27 8 31 Punt