In-Game Updates: Eagles 23, Bucs 21
To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.
News, notes, observations and tweets from Eagles-Buccaneers. For the
stats and our quarterly updates with Michael Barkann and Ray Didinger,
. For our social media center, see Eagles
: Celek out for the game with a concussion. FB Stanley Havili (ankle) will return. CB Nnamdi Asomugha being evaluated for neck injury, also injured thigh. X-rays negative on Nmamdi. He has returned. Nick Foles has a left elbow contusion but remained in the game.First QuarterEagles' ball, own 20:
THREE-AND-OUT: Best part about the Eagles' first possession was Mat McBriar's 66-yard punt. There was a one-yard completion to Brent Celek -- he took a shot after that one -- and a quick pass to Damaris Johnson before Nick Foles was sacked on third down. No Bryce Brown. @GeoffMosher: Brent Celek was being looked at by trainers on the sidelineBucs' ball, own 35:
THREE-AND-OUT! Josh Freeman fumbles on first down, but then Doug Martin is stopped after one-yard gain and D.J. Ware is thrown for a seven-yard loss. Eagles' ball, own 31:
THAT DIDN'T WORK: Slow developing handoff ... Brown loses four. Then stopped for nothing.@RoobCSN: Trainers now looking at Stanley Havili on the sideline. Eagles a little short-handed here on offense.
THIRD-AND-14: Incomplete to Jeremy Maclin. Punt. @RoobCSN: Eagles have outgained the Buccaneers -7 to -10Bucs' ball, own 35:@RoobCSN: Looks like Kendricks is on the weak side, with Chaney on the strong side. Kendricks is a natural WIL.
DEEP BALL: Incomplete to Vincent Jackson, DRC and Colt Anderson right there. So far secondary actually looks decent.
SPOKE TOO SOON: On third-and-10: Jackson gets free from Nnamdi Asomugha, goes for 19. Throw on the money. @GeoffMosher: It appears as if Jamar Chaney has won the WILL job back over Akeem Jordan. Still in there on base.
ANOTHER STOP: Martin gets seven yards on two runs, but Freeman overthrows Mike Williams on 3rd-and-3. Punt:Eagles' ball, own 14:
INJURY UPDATE: Celek out with a concussion. FB Stanley Havili (ankle) will return.
ANOTHER SHORT SERIES: After a 10-yard completion to Riley Cooper, the Eagles go nowhere. Running Bryce Brown out the shotgun (Ray Didinger doesn't like running out the shotgun) gets a yard, then King Dunlap is left in the dust by Michael Bennett and Foles is sacked.Bucs' ball, own 39:
DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE? Bucs have to punt again after Freeman's pass is just a bit too far for Dallas Clark, on 3rd-and-9.RoobCSN: Eagles have run 10 plays for minus-six yards.Eagles' ball, own 20:
RILEY COOPER: Nice grab on 3rd-and-5 for 16.
BRYCE NOTHING: Goes outside...gains zip.. and still holds the ball out there for anyone to strip.
DEEP TO ... Foles overthrows Marvin McNutt, who's not exactly known for his speed. And former Eagle third-round pick (yeah, really) Daniel Te'o Nesheim flattens Foles.
THIRD-AND-10: Foles eludes the rush, gets the pass away to Jason Avant ... but it's +7. Another punt.Bucs' ball, own 23: @RoobCSN: McNutt is the 14th Eagles to make his NFL debut this year. Rau hasn't gotten in yet, but he'd be 15th.
THERE'S VINNY: Curry flattens Martin for a loss of one on third down. Punt.
NOTHING DOIN': Bryce Brown up the middle for zip.
UGH REALLY? Te'o Nesheim flies by Dunlap to sack Foles. Then Maclin makes a 14-yard catch on third-and-17.
PUNT: Roscoe Parrish makde a few Eagles miss (Brandon Hughes) +30.Bucs' ball, own 48:
SOME MORE D: Fletcher Cox stops Martin for loss of six. Then DRC makes a nice play to break up a pass to Mike Williams. Then Nnamdi nearly has a pick and is upended by Dallas Clark and comes down hard on his back -- reminiscent of his collision with Kurt Coleman in training camp.
NNAMDI: Walks off under his own power, replaced by Curtis Marsh.
PUNT: Damaris Johnson nice return..tripped up.. +18 and facemask on Bucs adds 15.Eagles' ball, Bucs' 43
NOTHIN FROM THE GUN AGAIN: Brown takes the handoff has nowhere to go ... loses seven.
AMAZING CATCH: Jason Avant makes great leaping, one-handed snag for 20 yards on 3rd-and-17. In a season with a few highlights, that's one.
THERE'S BRYCE: Brown's best run of the day, beats the blitzing defender for 11 to the Bucs' 9.
FIRST-AND-GOAL: Brown loses one, then Foles incomplete. Then on third down, Foles ... I guess we'll just call that a spike. Brutal. At least he didn't turn it over.FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT
: Alex Henery from 28 ... good.Drive: 9 plays, 33 yards, 2:49 ... Eagles 3, Bucs 0@RoobCSN: That's 22 field goals in a row for Alex Henery. He's also 38 for his last 39Bucs' ball, own 15:
BOOM: Nice bullet to Clark by Freeman, who's planted by DRC +19.
BOOM AGAIN: Freeman throws one up for grabs, Mychal Kendricks leaps up for the pick but is popped, incomplete .
MORE DRC: Nice tackle to bring down Doug Martin, +2. Freeman incomplete on third.@GeoffMosher: Even DRC is tackling now.Eagles' ball, own 20:
DINK AND DUNK: Foles to Cooper +6, to Cooper +5 ... then to Johnson who weaves his way for 14.
BIG PLAY: Foles steps up in the pocket just in time, before he was going to get sandwiched ... and finds Jason Avant for 39 yards.TOUCHDOWN
: Ha, Foles jogs in 10 yards for the touchdown. Looked like the Bucs didn't believe he would actually do it.Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:57 ... Eagles 10, Bucs 0@RoobCSN: Damaris Johnson's 98-yard punt return for a TD last Sunday took less time than Foles' 10-yard TD run.Bucs' ball, own 23
ALMOST PICKED: Nice play Kendricks
BIG PLAY: Vincent Jackson +25.
SACK: Fletcher Cox sacks Freeman.
YEAH CURTIS MARSH: Marsh is aggressive, breaks up pass to Mike Williams.
ANOTHER SACK: Cullen Jenkins sack ... and then some kind of dance. @GeoffMosherCSN: DRC makes a tackle and Maclin blocks a guy on a TD run. The new Eagles.@RoobCSN: Last Eagle rookie QB to rush for a touchdown: John Reaves in 1972.Eagles' ball, own 26:
DEEP BALL: Just out of Riley's reach.
COMPLETE: to Clay Harbor +11 to the Bucs' 35.
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: From 53 ... false start Eagles. Hmm, looks like Tampa moved first. Now it's from 58 ... hits off the left upright. Streak ends at 22.HALFTIME: 10-0 Eagles@RoobCSN: Eagles are 47-2 in last 49 games when they lead by 10 or more at halftime [Giants 30-24 in OT in 2006, 49ers 24-23 last year].Third QuarterBucs' ball, own 20:
NNAMDI'S BACK: Gives up 13-yard completion to Mike Williams.
ANOTHER BUCS PUNT: Two straight incompletions, and the Bucs have to punt again. Freeman is 8 for 21 passing for 97 yards.TURNOVER
: Johnson muffs the punt, Bucs recover at the Eagles' 5.
FIRST-AND-GOAL: Martin gets four yards. Second down: Playfake ... overthrows Dallas Clark in back of the end zone. On third down.. TOUCHDOWN:
Mike Williams boxes out Nnamdi for the TD. Sorry Nnamdi, no help there.Drive: 3 plays, 5 yards, 39 seconds ... Eagles 10, Bucs 7Eagles' ball, own 39: (nice kickoff return Dion Lewis, +33)
BANG: Foles sacked by Gerald McCoy.
GRACEFUL: Foles takes off (slowly) and runs (slowly) for 14 yards.
BIG PLAY: Avant catch, breaks tackle ... +23.
RUN WIDE AGAIN: And Bryce Brown gets nothin, again. Loss of one. 11 carries, 4 yards. FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT
: From 31 ... he hooks it left. Bucs' ball, own 21:
DEEP BALL: Freeman overthrows Jackson. Then Doug Marin finds room, +14.
ALMOST PICKED AGAIN: Kendricks again can't come up with the interception. Dives but off his fingertips.
PUNT: This time Johnson let's it go.. bounces into the end zone for a touchback.Eagles' ball, own 20:
NICE GRAB: Clay Harbor corrals it +7. Then toss to Brown +4 and the first.
FUMBLE? Complete to Maclin, and he's stripped ... refs blow the whistle, called incomplete on the field, but on replay it looks like a fumble. Tampa challenges -- but it can't be challenged because the play was blown dead. That's lucky.
PHEW: LB Lavonte David could have smashes Foles but instead tackles him at the line of scrimmage.
LUCKY AGAIN: Foles floats it out there ... Anthony Gaitor breaks it up. Looks like a potential pick-6 coming out of Foles' hand.Bucs' ball, own 23:
COLT: Big tackle by Anderson, flies in like a missile to stop Martin.
BIG PLAY: Zipped to Vincent Jakckson ... +40. Ugh. Nnamdi trailing, waiting for help I guess.
TERRIBLE CALL: PI on Allen on pass to TE Luke Stocker ... Nate barely touched him. But personal foul penalty on Bucs, offset.
THIRD-AND-1: Martin gets 2 ... facemask on Curry, +15.
FIRST-AND-GOAL: Martin engulfed ... flag ... penalty on Bucs for illegal shift moves them back to the 13. Second down - incomplete. TOUCHDOWN
: Pass to Jackson, watches DRC fly by .. touchdown.Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 3:48 ... Bucs 14, Eagles 10@GeoffMosher: Back to old Eagles. Jackson gets past Chaney but DRC and Nate Allen each have a chance to stop him before the end zone.
FOLES: Left elbow contusion, will return.Eagles' ball, own 22:
THREE-AND-OUT: Incomplete, Brown gets a pair, incomplete.Bucs' ball, own 25:
SOME D FROM DRC: breaks up pass to Stocker ... looks like he could have gone for the ball?
NNAMDI OUT: Marsh is back in.
MORE COLT: Another missile hit, stops Martin.
NNAMDI'S BACK: And he falls, allows Jackson +28.TOUCHDOWN
: Martin runs in for the score.. Nnamdi makes a token attempt at a tackle. Colt was wrapped up.Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:57 ... Bucs 21, Eagles 10@RoobCSN: This is the 8th time since 1957 the Eagles have shut out a team in the first half and allowed at least 21 points in the second half.Eagles' ball, own 28:
BIG PLAY: Bubble screen to Maclin +28.
LOSS: Gerald McCoy flings Dion Lewis down, -4.
NICE PASS: Foles to Maclin.. strikes falls right in there for 22. Then a strike to Avant +12.TOUCHDOWN
: Foles finds Clay Harbor for 11-yard score. Going for 2 ... Foles looks for Cooper, but he's doubled .... has Lewis wide open but one-hops him. Foles had Te'o Nesheim hanging on him.Drive: 8 plays, 72, 3:26 ... Bucs 21, Eagles 16@RoobCSN: Foles continues to flash here. Impressive kid.Bucs' ball, own 20:@RoobCSN: Nick Foles has 322 yards. Only other rookie 300-yard passer in Eagles history: Scott Tinsley in a 1987 strike replacement game (338 vs. DAL)
GOOD SERIES: Eagles use all three timeouts ... Bucs punt. Eagles get the ball back after the poor punt, 2:51 left.Eagles' ball, own 36, 2:51 left:
KILLER SACK: Foles loses 8, sacked by Michael Bennett ... two-minute warning.
WIDE OPEN: Foles finds Maclin somehow left all alone +23 .. and a penalty on Tampa, declined.
BIG PENALTY: Holding Danny Gorrer, grabbed McNutt. First down at the Bucs' 40.
WOW: Cooper and Maclin wide open ... overthrew both streaking down the field. Then Foles goes over the middle, no one in green around.
THIRD-AND-10: Quick to Maclin, bubble screen ... +9.
FOURTH-AND-1: Foles drops back ... takes off gets the first.
SPIKE: Foles spikes it ... penalty on Bucs, 12 men on the field, +5. Under review - and it's confirmed.
FIRST-AND-5, BUCS' 23, 35 SECONDS LEFT.
FIRST DOWN: One-hooped over middle to Cooper.
SECOND DOWN: Foles has time ... throws it out of the end zone.
THIRD DOWN, 22 SECONDS LEFT: Goes for McNutt ... Gorrer drops the interception.
FOURTH-AND-FIVE: Strike to Avant to the one-yard line. Spike.
SECOND-AND-GOAL FROM THE 1: TOUCHDOWN!
to Jeremy Maclin.Drive: 13 plays, 64 yards, 2:44 Final: Eagles 23, Bucs 21