In Week 2 of the 2018 NFL Season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Philadelphia Eagles. The two franchises have faced off eighteen times (regular and post-season) in their history with the Eagles holding a 10-8 advantage over the Bucs currently.
The last time the two teams faced off, Tampa Bay came away with a 45-17 victory over the Eagles on the road in November of the 2015 season.
In fact, the road team has won the last three meetings between the two teams dating back to 2012.
Leading up to the game, James Yarcho and I published a series of game previews with special guests joining us to assist us as we try to cover every angle of the match-up.
The first preview episode features a crossover with Louie DiBiase of the Locked on Eagles Podcast.
Together, James Yarcho and DiBiase shed some light as to how each side views their upcoming opponent and make the first score predictions of the week.
The second preview of the week features injury updates as both the Buccaneers and Eagles release their first official injury reports of the week.
News of Vernon Hargreaves III heading to the injury reserve broke early, and before the day was over we learned Jason Pierre-Paul, Brent Grimes and Vita Vea were held out of practice while offensive linemen Donovan Smith and Caleb Benenoch were limited participants.
The Eagles saw Alshon Jeffery and Carson Wentz listed as limited participants as was running back Darren Sproles.
Brent and David discuss the possibilities of facing the defending Super Bowl Champions without three key playmakers, and Brent makes his first bold predictions of the week as well as trying his hand at predicting the winner.
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FINAL GAME PREVIEW WITH CARMEN VITALI
In the final two-part episode we take it to the Bucs themselves as staff writer and senior digital content coordinator, Carmen Vitali joins James and David for one last conversation.
The trio give their offensive and defensive players to watch, make their own bold predictions, and share their final score prediction ahead of the big game.
In Part 1, Vitali gives her initial thoughts on the upcoming game and the three respond to one fan’s bold prediction about the upcoming game.
Part 2 contains another fan bold prediction and James, Carmen and I give our own final thoughts as we look to cheer the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on to victory number two!
Check out all of these, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Locked on Bucs podcast for episodes like these and more, coming out daily Monday-Friday!
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