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Super Wild Card Weekend: Eagles at Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Wild Card Round in the NFL playoffs . Join us in the comments section to talk football during the game!

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

On paper, the Philadelphia Eagles look like the better team compared to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as is evident by the two game advantage in overall record. However, if you just look at these two teams since Week 13 you get a much different picture. Philadelphia finished the season 1-5, while Tampa Bay finished 5-1. The hotter team is the home team tonight.

Super Wild Card Weekend

Philadelphia Eagles (11-6) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8)
Kickoff: 6:15 PM MT on January 15, 2024
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

My Prediction

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Eagles are three-point road favorites over the Bucs in this game. In my prediction last week, I wrote:

One might automatically assume the Eagles win this game, but they are not the same 10-1 team from six weeks ago. Their last season collapse has been incredible. Meanwhile, the Bucs have turned a 4-7 record into a 9-8 AFC South division title. They are playing good football, while the Eagles have not been playing good football. I think this could be an early exit for the Fly Eagles Fly.

Prediction: Buccaneers 24, Eagles 20

I’ve lost all faith in the Eagles this year. They once looked dominant, but now they just look pedestrian. They have the talent to get hot and now would be the time to do it, but if you examine the last two months of football the better team here has to be the Bucs.