Tom Brady has long made it known that he would like to continue playing until he is 50 years old. About a quarter of his 44-year-old season, he has shown no signs of slowing down and has a favorable game ahead against the Eagles.
The Buccaneers are 4-1 right now and occupy the top spot in the NFC South, with much of the success on Brady’s shoulders. In his sophomore year at Tampa, Brady leads the NFL so far in yards and passes completed and is second in touchdowns with 15 to five games. He also just won 411 yards and five touchdowns on his last outing.
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Brady will be without star tight end Rob Gronkowski for the third game in a row, but that might not matter. Even in Gronkowski’s extended absence, the Buccaneers currently sit third in runs scored and total yards. They face an Eagles team that also has one of the worst defenses in the league, which should bode well for Leonard Fournette.
The Eagles come off a 21-18 victory over Carolina, Jalen Hurts’ first fourth quarter comeback to lead the Eagles in his career. Hurts returned the ball once and fumbled once, but also scored two touchdowns.
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Hurts leads the Eagles in rushing yards, an area the Eagles can lean on with tight end Dallas Goeddert on the COVID roster. However, seven skill position players on the Eagles have 100 or more receiving yards this season, so Hurts likes to spread the ball around.
The Eagles are looking to return to .500 and hold onto some ground in the NFC East, while Tampa look to extend their lead in the NFC South.
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8:28 p.m .: Chris Godwin recovers a 10-yard pass from Brady for a first down on the third and -8. Put the Bucs at 6.
8:26 p.m .: Brady is perfect so far in the passing game. 3-for-3 for 47 yards and that puts Tampa in the red zone.
8:24 p.m .: Brady’s first pass of the day goes to Antonio Brown for 9 yards and the first down. Tampa on his 38.
8:22 p.m .: The Eagles won the toss and delayed. Tampa starts the game on its own 25.
Which channel Eagles vs. Is Buccaneers airing tonight?
The game will be broadcast by both Fox and the NFL Network and streamed live on Amazon Prime. Joe Buck will lead play-by-play functions while Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman will join him in the booth as an analyst.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game exclusively on DAZN with a subscription.
Eagles start time vs Buccaneers
- Dated: Thursday October 14
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The game will take place at 8:20 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
2021 Buccaneer Calendar
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 9||against the cowboys||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|2||September 19||against hawks||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|3||September 26||among rams||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|4||October 3||among the Patriots||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|5||October 10||against dolphins||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|6||October 14||to the Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox|
|7||24 october||against bears||4:25 p.m.||SCS|
|8||October 31||to Saints||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|ten||November 14th||to WFT||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|11||22 november||against the giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||November 28||at Colts||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|13||December 5||among hawks||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|14||December 12||vs invoices||4:25 p.m.||SCS|
|15||December 19||against the saints||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|16||December 26||at the Panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|17||January 2||at Jets||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|18||January 9||against the Panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
Eagles Calendar 2021
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 12||among hawks||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||September 19||against 49ers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||September 27||at Cowboys (Monday)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|4||October 3||against the chiefs||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|5||October 10||at the Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||October 14||against the buccaneers (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox / NFLN|
|7||24 october||among the Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||October 31||among the Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||November 7||vs chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|ten||November 14th||at the Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||SCS|
|11||21 November||against the saints||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||November 28||among the giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||December 5||at Jets||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|15||December 18 or 19||against Washington (Saturday or Sunday)||To be determined||To be determined|
|16||December 26||against the giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||January 2||in Washington||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||January 9||against the cowboys||1 p.m. ET||Fox|