5 Eagles X-factors that can help Philly humble the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football

The Eagles are looking for their third win versus a hungry Buccaneers team. and they'll need a total team effort in order to earn one in Week 3.
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The Eagles need their stars to shine in their third game of the NFL season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this year has been stifling. They held both the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears to seventeen points. In those two games, the Bucs have forced five turnovers and will look to continue that streak against the Philadelphia Eagles. Todd Bowles has completely changed the Buccaneers' mindset this year and they are prepared to battle in the trenches against the stout Eagles O-line.

Tampa Bay has been a force in the NFC South so far. They are currently tied with the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons for first place in the division with a 2-0 record.

Baker Mayfield has been red hot this season. Things began with a win over the Minnesota Vikings. He completed 21 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns. He followed that stellar performance the following week versus the Chicago Bears. He passed for 317 yards and a TD in that one.

Make no mistake. The Eagles have a tough opponent in the Bucs. They'll need their stars to play lights out. Here are five guys counting on.