Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay
Regular Season Records: Philadelphia 9-8; Tampa Bay 13-4
What to Know
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will duke it out with the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the playoffs Sunday at Raymond James Stadium at 1 p.m. ET. Tampa Bay should still be riding high after a big win, while Philadelphia will be looking to get back in the win column.
The Buccaneers' matchup against the Carolina Panthers last week was close at halftime, but Tampa Bay turned on the heat in the second half with 31 points. Tampa Bay blew past Carolina 41-17. It was another big night for Tampa Bay's QB Tom Brady, who passed for three TDs and 326 yards on 37 attempts.
Meanwhile, the Eagles scored first but ultimately less than the Dallas Cowboys in their game last week. Philadelphia ended up on the wrong side of a painful 51-26 walloping at Dallas' hands. A silver lining for Philadelphia was the play of RB Kenneth Gainwell, who punched in one rushing touchdown. Gainwell had some trouble finding his footing against the Washington Football Team two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction.
Tampa Bay is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with the Buccaneers, who are 7-8 against the spread.
A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Tampa Bay enters the contest with 43 passing touchdowns, which is the best in the league. Philadelphia has displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they come into the matchup boasting the most rushing touchdowns in the NFL at 25.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Raymond James Stadium -- Tampa, Florida
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Buccaneers are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Tampa Bay have won all of the games they've played against Philadelphia in the last eight years.
- Oct 14, 2021 - Tampa Bay 28 vs. Philadelphia 22
- Sep 16, 2018 - Tampa Bay 27 vs. Philadelphia 21
- Nov 22, 2015 - Tampa Bay 45 vs. Philadelphia 17