The Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ Wild Card playoff matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles was a beatdown from start to finish. The Eagles were outmatched on both sides of the ball from the opening kickoff, and the Bucs never looked back en route to their 31-15 victory. The Bucs were hit with myriad injuries to their offensive line during the game, but even without their star O-linemen, the Buccaneers never lost control of the game for a second. With the Buccaneers-Eagles game still fresh in our memories, we’re going to discuss some key Buccaneers Wild Card playoff takeaways.
Despite losing Tristan Wirfs for most of the game, the Buccaneers had no issues running the football, though Brady did get sacked a handful of times. Even with veteran RB Gio Bernard taking the main share of carries the Buccaneers were successful on the ground. The defense was just as, if not more, effective as the offense. Jalen Hurts looked uncomfortable at all times while struggling to connect with his receivers. Hurts is the youngest QB to ever start a playoff game for the Eagles, and it certainly showed in his dismal performance against the Buccaneers.
With all that in mind, it’s time for our Buccaneers Wild Card takeaways after their resounding beatdown of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wild Card Takeaways
3. Tom Brady can lead the Bucs to a Super Bowl with minimal weapons
While the Buccaneers have one of the most loaded offenses in football, injuries have hit them hard.