After surprisingly taking down Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers set their sights on beating the reigning and defending Super Bowl champions this weekend at home. The Philadelphia Eagles, however, will look to prevent being the second team to be victimized by the one and only Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had quite a Week 1.
Betting Preview for the Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 2 Game on September 16, 2018
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
When: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Philadelphia Eagles (-3.0) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3.0) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)
Although Carson Wentz hasn’t been ruled out yet for Week 2 as of this writing, it’s likely that the Eagles will wait for at least another week before they send the quarterback back to the field. That means another run for Nick Foles to orchestrate the Eagles’ offense under center. Foles and Philly’s offense overall was bad in last week’s sloppy 18-12 road win over the Atlanta Falcons, as he passed for only 117 yards with zero touchdowns and an interception on 19-of-34 completions. Jay Ajayi and Philly’s defense saved the day for the Eagles, with the running back rumbling for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries and the team limiting Atlanta to just 299 total yards. Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan barely got anything going, competing just 21 of 43 passes for 251 yards without a touchdown but with a pick thrown, as he was constantly pressured in the pocket. Philadelphia recorded four sacks and 13 quarterback hits against the Falcons, which should stand as a clear warning to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs’ offensive line.
The Eagles are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)
Ryan Fitzpatrick made plenty of fantasy team owners shake their heads after seeing the veteran quarterback put up a monster effort last week against the New Orleans Saints. In a duel with Drew Brees, Fitzpatrick posted an incredible total of 417 passing yards and four touchdowns without an interception to lead the Bucs into a 48-40 win on the road. It helped Fitzpatrick a lot that Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson were extremely efficient downfield with the former recording 147 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven catches, while the latter had 146 receiving yards and two touchdowns on five receptions. Jackson, however, is in danger of missing the next game after sustaining a concussion and picking up a shoulder injury against the Saints. If he misses time, Chris Godwin, who had 41 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 1, will see an uptick in snaps and targets. Defensively, Tampa Bay will look to take advantage of Foles’ shaky play and force turnovers after seeing the Saints commit two lost fumbles.
The Bucs are 3-1 ATS in their last four home games.
Philly brings back Tampa Bay down to earth with a 31-24 win.
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