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.
Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles
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These five players will need to have a major game to help the Eagles win versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Philly's newly acquired running back from the Detroit Lions exploded against the Vikings in primetime. He rushed for 175 yards and a TD to help the Eagles narrowly overcome Minnesota. He'll need to be equally as impressive versus Tampa.

1. D'Andre Swift, Running back

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The Eagles offense didn't get off to a hot start in Week 2, but when they realized that the Vikings couldn't stop D'Andre Swift, they attacked Minnesota's weakness.

Swift averaged 6.3 yards per carry on 28 attempts which is absurd to even think about! We haven't seen that type of production in the backfield in a long time.

The Eagles should feed him again on Monday. The Buccaneers will place their best cornerback on A.J. Brown presumably, and a strong rushing could help the offense gain some traction.

2. Darius Slay, Cornerback

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Darius Slay is going to have his hands full on Monday. We expect he'll be matched up against Mike Evans and shadow him across the field to keep him under control.

Baker has turned to Evans in the passing game and their newfound chemistry has been cooking in Tampa. With 237 receiving yards, Mike leads the Bucs in that category. He has also reached the endzone twice.

It will be up to the Big Play Slay to do what he does best.