The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers 28-22 on Thursday Night Football. This game was not as close as the final score would suggest. The Eagles stuggled mightily for the majority is this game.
In the first half, the Eagles logged under 100 yards of total offense while getting dominated in time of possession. Controlling the ball for about 9 minutes to Tampa Bay’s 21 minutes.
Miles Sanders would log a single rush for a single yard through two quarters and Jalen Hurts would struggle with accuracy and decision making. Resulting in the Eagles inability to move the ball down the field.
The first two scores for the Birds would come off of 45 and 50 yard pass interference calls. They would find a little bit more success later in the game, a trend that appears to be forming and one that I find concerning.
It seems Hurts and the entire offense is unable to produce until the opponents have a sizable lead that encourages softer defenses.
Hurts often looked uncomfortable in the pocket, when one existed, which was rare in this one. The pass rush of the Bucs was dominant, with many plays breaking down quickly resulting in a Hurts scramble.
After building some momentum after a turnover on downs, and after Hurts ran in two touchdowns, the Eagles would somehow find themselves in position to win the game.
Unfortunately, the defense was unable to come up with a stop like they did last week to give the offense an opportunity to win.
Overall, this was not a good game for the birds. It is evident once again and encouraging that this team never quits, but they are going to have to figure out how to play four quarters instead of one or two, if they want to have any success this season.
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