Eagles vs. Buccaneers how to watch: TV channel, live stream, pick, what to know for ‘Thursday Night Football’
It’s hard to believe we’re already in Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season, but here we are. We get things started on Thursday night with the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers paying a visit to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tampa is off to a 4-1 start, with the only loss coming against the Los Angeles Rams, who are also 4-1. The Bucs occupy first place in the NFC South, with the Panthers and Saints close behind. After beating the Panthers last week, Philadelphia is 2-3, but still trails the Cowboys by two games in the NFC East and sits behind Washington due to the tiebreaker.
This should be a fascinating matchup, at least in terms of tactics, and we’re here to break it down. But first, here’s how to watch the game.
How to watch
Date: Thursday, Oct. 14 | Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)
TV: Fox/NFLN | Stream: fuboTV (click here)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Buccaneers -7, O/U 52.5
When the Buccaneers have the ball
Tom Brady and Co. are operating at a flatly absurd level at the moment. Brady leads the NFL in completions, pass attempts, and passing yards, is on pace to break his career high by more than 25 yards per game, and is sporting a 15-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Like everyone else, I feel obliged to remind you that Brady is 44 (FORTY-FOUR) years old. This is outrageous.
He has a pretty friendly setup in this matchup against the Eagles, as well. Philadelphia has played zone coverage on just about 86 percent of pass plays, per TruMedia, and Brady while Brady actually has not been as good against zone as he has against man this season, he has still torn through zones with relative ease. He’s eighth in both passer rating and EPA per pass against zone, completing 97 of 130 passes for 1,093 yards, two scores, one interception, and a 101.2 passer rating.
Crucial to his success is his ability to decipher where the ball should go quicker…
Source : cbssports