Which Philadelphia Eagles need to be on their A-Game this Sunday in order to avoid the “trap game” in Tampa Bay?
Oh boy, did week two look a lot less challenging when the NFL schedules first came out a few months ago. The Philadelphia Eagles knew that their second opponent was already inferior. But ears really perked up in Philly when everybody heard that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were guaranteed to play week two without their starting quarterback, Jameis Winston.
Of course, the NFL is so unpredictable though nowadays. And even with the backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, the Buccaneers pulled off the biggest upset to start the season with a massive 48-40 victory on the road over the New Orleans Saints. Now, the Buccaneers are not to toy with this week as the Eagles are facing a much stronger opponent than they initially anticipated heading into the season.
Last week, the Eagles took care of business when they snagged the first victory of the 2018 season. While the game was far from perfect, the Birds got the job done last-minute and proved that they can still be dangerous even without a few key players.
This week, the Eagles will hit the road for the first time as they look to play a weirdly similar team in Tampa Bay with a few faces that are quite familiar with the Eagles organization. Although the Eagles are highly favored to win, which players need to step up on Sunday to help avoid any instances of a trap game?