Philadelphia Eagles that need to shine versus Buccaneers in Week 6

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The Philadelphia Eagles will be hosting another high-powered offense in Week

After a gutsy win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 5, the Philadelphia Eagles are set to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during prime time on Thursday Night Football in Week 6. This will be the 20th time these two franchises will face off, with an all-time series lead belonging to the Eagles.

We’re not going to sugarcoat it, Philly fans. The Birds are once again facing one of the most powerful offenses in the league. To put some context on this, during this six week stretch of games, the Birds have faced the Dallas Cowboys (ranked 1st in yards per game), the Kansas City Chiefs (ranked 3rd in yards per game), and are now going to be facing the Buccaneers (ranked 2nd in yards per game).

Philly, who has already faced two of the top ten offenses this season, has not played well on defense versus top-tier teams. Giving up over 80 points against these types of high-powered offenses isn’t a good feeling. Tampa Bay houses a trio of receivers that can take one the distance at any moment, and let’s not forget to mention that their offense is led by quarterback Tom Brady, who is a  seven-time Super Bowl Champion.

This should not surprise any Iggles fans, but the chance of the Eagles securing the victory is extremely slim. Still, that doesn’t mean the Eagles won’t be able to put up a fight as we have seen them do when the chips are stacked against them. Here are ten Birds who will need elite-level performances if an upset is to occur.