Eagles versus Buccaneers: Bold predictions and not-so-bold theories for Monday Night Football

The Eagles versus Buccaneers game is one of the more intriguing clashes of the NFL's Week 3 slate. Here are a few bold and not-so-bold predictions.
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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No one ever knows how an Eagles versus Buccaneers game will play out, but that won't stop us from guessing.

This feels like a rivalry. Technically this isn't one, but it's probably as close as it gets for two teams that haven't played each other often. The Philadelphia Eagles have met the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the field 21 times to play a football game, and if Philly wins the 22nd meeting in Week 3 on Monday Night Football, this series is split right down the middle at 11 wins a piece.

Memories of Ronde Barber picking off Donovan McNabb, Matt Bryant's 62-yard game-winning field goal, and the recent 31-15 Wild Card Game loss will be on our minds as we watch this one. No one knows how a Birds-Bucs game will turn out, but that won't stop us from guessing. We have both bold AND not-so-bold predictions.

Josh Sweat stays hot and registers two sacks versus Pro Bowler Tristan Wirfs.

Oh yeah baby! We promised you BOLD predictions. We're swinging at the first pitch with this one.

Whenever Josh Sweat takes the field in Week 3, he'll be lined up versus a guy who has been voted to the two most recent Pro Bowl rosters, Bucs all-world left tackle Tristin Wirfs. That doesn't stop us from making the above statement.

We aren't knocking Wirfs, nor do we mean to be disrespectful. We're just that confident in our guy Sweaty.

We have been complaining about his lack of league-wide praise long enough. It ends on Monday. Sweat has gotten consistent pressure all season. On Monday, he's going to get home twice.