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Eagles’ sack leader Josh Sweat out vs. Brady, Buccaneers



TAMPA – The Eagles have been seeking to unseat the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

And there have been a number of issues working within the Eagles’ issue earlier than the sport.

That included the climate as the sport is being performed with wind gusts over 20 mph, which may have an effect on the Bucs’ passing assault, led by sure Corridor of Famer Tom Brady.

However Brady will not have 4 of his high six playmakers. Chris Godwin, the Delaware native, tore his ACL 4 weeks in the past, and Antonio Brown walked off the sphere throughout a Jan. 2 recreation in opposition to the Jets and was launched the subsequent day.

As well as, the Bucs will not have their high two operating backs in Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones. Fournette was not activated off injured reserve, whereas Jones has an ankle damage.

A robust operating recreation, after all, is paramount.

To that finish, all 4 of the Eagles operating backs, led by Miles Sanders, are eligible to play. The Eagles led the NFL in dashing, averaging 159.7 yards per recreation. Over the ultimate 10 video games, they averaged 189 yards per recreation.

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat (94) sacks New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Eagles fall behind early

The state of affairs could not have been worse for the Eagles of their hopes to upset the Buccaneers.

They gave up an extended Tampa Bay scoring drive on the opening possession, then went 3-and-out on their first possession.

Jalen Hurts had 7 yards passing, and the Eagles had 10 yards dashing on the finish of the primary quarter.

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