What’s Going To Happen, Who’s Going To Win The NFC Wild Card
Be very, very, very careful of this Philadelphia Eagle team.
The temptation will be to assume that it’s playoff time, Tom Brady gets out of bed and throws for 360 yards and four touchdowns on the way to the next round, but this might be a more dangerous Eagle team than the Buccaneers might like.
Again, don’t overlook just how soft a whole lot of the Tampa Bay wins have been.
Yes, the Eagles got the Giants, and the Jets, and the Football team, and they don’t actually have a win over a team that’s in the playoffs, but Tampa Bay was a bit too inconsistent, sputtered a tad at times, and now needs Leonard Fournette to be healthy and regain his form fast to make a deep run in this thing.
Philadelphia is playing with house money. It’s the 7 seed, it’s supposed to lose, and expectations are way low after the way Week 18 went against the Cowboys – even though Jalen Hurts and a slew of key parts were sitting.
However, the Tampa Bay run defense will rise up when it has to.
Brady will get off to a good start, and then, just when it seems like the blowout is coming, the Philadelphia defense will settle in as this starts to get tight early in the fourth quarter.
The Buccaneers will survive and advance, but not before Hurts makes some noise late as the gap closes and it looks like things might be slipping away.
Tom Brady isn’t going to lose this, though. Neither will the Tampa Bay defense over the final six minutes.
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay Prediction, Line
Tampa Bay 31, Philadelphia 23
Line: Tampa Bay -8.5, o/u: 45.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 4.5
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