Wildcard Weekend: Eagles Pick Up win over Bucs, 14-0

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  1. Coach KO

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    Philadelphia, PA - The Philadephia Eagles welcomed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first playoff contest of the season. The Eagles were the number 3 seed were looking to put a tough loss to the Packers in the final week behind them. As most playoff contest go, it was a struggle. Neither team appeared capable of putting lots of points on the board. The Eagles would find a way to reach the end zone twice during the game and more importantly kept Tampa Bay off the scoreboard on their way to a 14-0 win. The story of the game was the defenses for both teams. The Bucs caused 4 turnovers on the day and usually that would be good enough to win. The problem for Tampa was the Eagles defense was equally opportunistic. They would force 6 turnovers on the day including 3 deep inside the redzone that thwarted Tampa drives. Earl Wolf would pick off two passes, force a fumble and record 8 tackles to lead the Eagles. Derek Cox would show why he was selected as the NFC's best corner as he recorded two interceptions on the day.

    The Eagles would get their first score after each team traded possessions. Philly would try and get McCoy going and would find some success though the Bucs defense was often up to the task. However, Bram Greenlea would find Jarius Wright and he would evade the tackle by Bucs LB Wolverine Justice and would go untouched 87 yards for the go ahead touchdown. Little did each team know, that would be all that would be needed.

    From there, the game resembles a keystone cops episode. Each team would begin to drive down field only to have disaster strike in the form of an interception or fumble. The Eagles would be saved by some huge interceptions. Earl Wolfe made a potential season saving interception at the goaline to keep Tampa from tying the game late in the 1st half.


    The Bucs would start the second half wiht the ball and would get sacked on the opening play of the half. Tampa would then go to the air where Derek Cox would pick off his first pass of the game setting up the Iggles in good territory. After a couple of runs by McCoy got them just outside the redzone, Greenlea would would hit Maclin for a 24 yard touchdown reception and 14-0 lead.

    Earl Wolfe would make another huge play late in the 4th quarter as well. With Tampa getting to the 2 yard line, they appeared poise to score, but Wolfe would hammer Bucs running back Sheldon Atoe and force a fumble that would be recovered by Mychal Kendricks. From there, the Eagles appeared content to keep the ball away from Tampa. Unfortunatley for Tampa, the plan worked. Tampa would be forced to throw into coverage a few times to make something happen and Wolfe and Cox would each collect another interception to seal the game.
     
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    Congrats on the win Kris!
     
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    Weather in carolina this weekend lol if we play image.jpg
     
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