The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still looking for their first win of the season. Beating the Philadelphia Eagles at home is a within the realm of possibilities. Tampa Bay just shipped Josh Freeman out-of-town by releasing him, ridding themselves of an off-field distraction. They are coming off a bye week and have had extra time to prepare for the game.
The Eagles on the other hand, are atop the NFC East with a dismal 2-3 record. A win helps make sure that they stay atop the NFC East giving them a lot to play for.
Michael Vick is out with an injury and won’t play. That means that Nick Foles is getting the start. Head coach Chip Kelly says that Vick is still the starter but he wouldn’t deny that Nick Foles could win the job if he performs well on Sunday.
“There’s always open competition,” Kelly said, via ESPN. “So if Nick goes out there and throws 100 for 100 and throws 27 touchdown passes, then, yeah (he’s the No. 1).”
For the Buccaneers, they’re relying on rookie quarterback Mike Glennon to lead them in the post-Josh Freeman era.
“I thought he handled the operation of the game very well — protections, reading plays out,” said coach Greg Schiano. “He had a couple of balls, I think, he’d like to have back at the end of the game.”
This could be a very competitive game.