With Week 11 of the NFL 2015-16 Season in the mix, we have an interesting game this Sunday the 22nd of November 2015 with NFC rivals as the NFC South Buccaneers of Tampa Bay 4-5 play at the NFC-East Eagles of Philadelphia 4-5 and the game played at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with kick-off scheduled for 1:05 PM ET and seen on FOX TV.
If you are one to Bet on NFL football at an Online sportsbook, the opening odds at SBG Global have the Eagles of Philadelphia favored at -5 ½ -115 with the Over/under at 45 and -260 on the Money Line, while the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay are the underdogs at +5 ½ +105 and +220 on the ML.
With the Buccaneers win in Week 10 over the Cowboys of Dallas 10-6, their QB J. Winston is displaying why he was the 1st pick the NFL Draft of 2015, as he led the Buccaneers to a win which doubles their total wins for the 2014 season. While the Eagle are way of their pace for a 10-6 record for the 3rd year under the reigns of C. Kelly their head coach. Their QB S. Bradford has struggled and now incurred a concussion and a shoulder injury in their loss at home to the Dolphins. Thus for these two 4 and 5 teams this is a must win game for both Tampa Bay and Philadelphia.
For the avid fans of the 4-5 Buccaneers of Tampa Bay you must be aware of the fact that your QB J. Winston had 2 interceptions in the game, but he put them in his rear view mirror, as with 55 seconds left in the game, he scrambled for a 1 yard TD run to give Tampa Bay their 4th win of this 2015 season. That makes 4 rushing TD’s for QB Winston this season.
QB Winston passed for some 265 yards in that game as the Bucs took their 3rd win in their ultimate 5 games. Their leading WR was M. Evans who produced the most offense with 8 receptions for 127 yards, and that made his 3rd game with over 120 yards in their ultimate 4 games.
To date the Buccaneers can attribute their success to an offense that on the rush has been very dependable and that relieves QB pressure. The Tampa RB D. Martin to date has 3 TD’s rushing on some 708 yards in 2015. Against the Eagles he should gain yardage since the Eagle defensive front 7 has allowed opponents to gain 4 yards each carry and 112 yards rushing each game.
The Bucs on defense have duo in DL J. Smith and G. McCoy who have 5 and 4.5 sacks respectively this 2015 season, and they can either of the 3 Eagle QB’s into creating turnovers. The Buccaneers in their ultimate 5 games are with 4 wins and 1 loss against the spread.
Then the fans of the 4-5 Eagles of Philadelphia your team looked good last Sunday against the Dolphins, but only in the 1st quarter as they took the lead in that quarter 16-3 and then let the Dolphins overcome the deficit to win the game 20-19. Their starting QB S. Bradford had a concussion and a shoulder injury before the game finished. He had a decent game as he completed 19 of his 25 pass attempts for 238 yards and a TD and was sacked 4 times before he left the game injured. QB Sanchez came in for relief and completed 14 of his 23 attempts for 158 yards. His WR B. Celek led the receivers with 4 receptions for 135 yards. In this game their passing game may struggle as the Bucs have are in the top 10 for pass defense.
If the Eagles cannot successfully pass against the Buccaneers, they will have to revert to their running game, and their hope RB D. Murray who in their last game rushed for 62 yards on22 carries has a better game, as that average only 2.6 yards each carry in that last game.
The Eagles will be present with their strong defense which is capable of creating turnovers, as they rank 11th on intercepts this season. Their SS W. Thurmond to date has made 3 intercepts and CB N. Carroll and LB each have an interception turned into TD’s this season. Eagle fans should remember that the Buc’s QB Winston this season has thrown 7 interceptions, but lately has had few. Philadelphia in their ultimate 3 games with Tampa Bay is with 3 win and 0 losses straight up!
The prediction for this game is that the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay will score a big win as they overcome the Eagles of Philadelphia.