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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Darius Slay and D'Andre Swift will need huge efforts from their teammates.

The NFL's runner-up for most sacks in 2022 has been quiet in his first two games so far. Could he still be dealing with the after-effects of an injury? He'll need to be disruptive in this game against Baker Mayfield to throw off his momentum.

3. Haason Reddick, Outside Linebacker

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So far, Haason Reddick has only racked up one assisted tackle and that just isn't enough for a player of his caliber; however, his first sack last year came in Week 3 versus the Commanders.

If the Eagles are lucky, his first sack this season will come in Week 3 as well.

4. A.J. Brown, Wide Receiver

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No surprise here... A.J. Brown is WR1 in Philadelphia. Last season, he had the production to back that statement; however, the two-time Pro Bowler is coming off of a game where he only racked up 29 yards on four receptions.

This time around, he hasn't reached the endzone yet. Expect him to have a monster game against Tampa as this should be his breakout game.

5. Nicholas Morrow, Will Linebacker

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This might be the biggest surprise on this list, but it does make sense. The linebacker room is heavily depleted with injuries. Zach Cunningham is dealing with a rib injury. Nakobe Dean and Shaun Bradley are on injured reserve.

The Eagles recently signed Cunningham. Morrow will complement him in the middle. The latter will need to have his best performance as an Eagle on Monday because Rachaad White has been fantastic for the Buccaneers.

If the combination of the defensive line and Morrow can't stop the run, look for Rachaad White to have a legacy game.

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