Eagles vs. Bucs: 4 things to watch on offense
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By Glenn Erby

The Eagles will look to continue their winning ways when they travel down south for an intense encounter with the undefeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are riding high after surviving a 48-40 shootout in New Orleans with Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and company.

Here are four matchups to watch when the Eagles are on offense:

Nick Foles struggled against the Falcons’ talented secondary on Thursday night, but Tampa Bay offers a remedy for his recent difficulties. With Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves out, the Buccaneers will depend on young veterans and two rookies in M.J. Stewart and Carlton Davis, that the Birds receiving corp could dominate. Brees went at Davis early and often.

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Doug Pederson confirmed this week that Nick Foles is a more efficient quarterback when his given the opportunity to get into a rhythm, thus having the opportunity to pick secondaries apart. Pederson is likely to call a more up-tempo game along with Mike Groh, allowing Foles to get off early completions in the passing game. Look for early bubble screens and intermediate routes, that will allow Foles to dictate pace to the Bucs, who gave up 439 passing yards last...



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