The Eagles made things interesting late, but ultimately it wasn’t enough as the Buccaneers pulled off a 28-22 road win on “Thursday Night Football” to improve to 5-1 on the season.
The victory looked less secure after the Eagles scored a touchdown and two-point conversion to make it a six-point game in the fourth quarter. But a taunting penalty by Philadelphia on the ensuing drive helped set up Tampa Bay in good field position and it eventually walked away victorious.
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The Bucs turned in a balanced offensive performance. Bruce Arians’ squad ran the ball 32 times and threw it 42 times, with Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette each accounting for two touchdowns.The Buccaneers also far outgained the Eagles 399-213, and Brady and Co. notched 27 first downs to Philly’s 16.
Once again, the Eagles’ rushing attack was led by quarterback Jalen Hurts, who kept his place as the team’s leading ground gainer. He had 10 carries (the Eagles had 19 attempts total) for 44 yards and two touchdowns. But he completed just 50 percent of his passes and amassed just 113 yards in the air.
The Eagles also struggled mightily on third down, converting just three times in 10 attempts, and were nearly doubled up in time of possession (39:56-20:04).
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The win keeps Tampa Bay securely atop the NFC South with a game against the Bears on tap in Week 7. Philadelphia will look to stop the bleeding after falling to 2-4 and third place in the NFC East. The Eagles will face the Raiders in Las Vegas on Oct. 24.
Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights from the Buccaneers-Eagles Week 6 “Thursday Night Football” game. Updates and highlights are below.
Eagles vs. Buccaneers score
Buccaneers vs. Eagles live updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’
Final: Tampa Bay 28, Philadelphia 22
11:20 p.m.: The Bucs kneel it out to end it and will move to 5-1 on the season with a 28-22 win.
11:18 p.m.: Brady takes it three yards to bring first-and-goal from the Philly 6 and the two-minute warning.
11:15 p.m.: Antonio Brown hauls in a 27-yard dart from Brady on third-and-7. Huge play for the Bucs’ chances to stay on track for the win. Ball on the Philly 18 with 2:35 left.
11:07 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN EAGLES. For the second time in as many weeks, Jalen Hurts has two rushing TDs. This one’s from two yards out with 5:52 left. Tampa Bay 28, Philadelphia 22 after Quez Watkins catches the two-point conversion attempt.
11:01 p.m.: The Bucs can’t cash in on fourth down and turn it over on an overthrow by Brady. Philly takes over from its own 46 with 8:59 to play.
11:00 p.m.: After coming up short on third down, the Bucs’ offense stays on the field on fourth-and-2 from the Eagles’ 46.
10:58 p.m.: The Bucs are marching near midfield after the missed field goal by the Eagles. It’s third-and-11 from the Tampa 46 for the Bucs.
10:52 p.m.: Jake Elliott’s 46-yarder gets pushed wide right and is no good. Remains a 28-14 game with 12:38 left.
10:51 p.m.: On third-and-8, Hurts gets pressured and is outside the pocket but he just throws it away to set up a 46-yard field goal.
10:49 p.m.: The Eagles finally get a decent sized run, this one for 11 yards by Miles Sanders. After a few missed opportunities, it’s third-and-10 from the Bucs’ 28.
10:49 p.m.: Hurts finds DeVonta Smith for his second catch of the night. It puts the Eagles across midfield as they look to make it a one score game late in the fourth.
End third quarter: Tampa 28, Philadelphia 14
10:42 p.m.: The third quarter comes to a close with Tampa holding on to a two touchdown lead.
10:32 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN EAGLES. Jalen Hurts keeps it himself on the scramble and takes it 6 yards for the score on fourth-and-3.The Eagles cut their deficit. Tampa Bay 28, Philly 14.
10:23 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BUCCANEERS. Fournette finds the endzone again, his second TD of the game. 5:47 left in Q3 after the 12-play, 79 yard drive. Tampa 28, Philly 7.
10:16 p.m.: Brady fires a missle to OJ Howard again for another first down to put the Bucs in the red zone.
10:12 p.m.: Brady hands it off to Fournette on third-and-1 from the Tampa 30 and gains 20 yards to put the Bucs right at midfield.
10:07 p.m.: The Eagles go three-and-out again, this time to start the second half. They punt it away from their 28.
Halftime: Tampa Bay 21, Philadelphia 7
10:01 p.m.: Some halftime stats:
Tampa recorded 16 first downs in the first half, compared to just five for the Eagles. The Bucs also have 233 total yards of offense in the first half whereas the Eagles only have 73. Each team has a turnover and Tampa leads in time of position 21:05-8:55.
9:49 p.m.: The Eagles go three-and-out after the interception and Tampa takes over at its own 18 following the punt to end the half.
9:44 p.m.: INTERCEPTION PHILADELPHIA. Brady airs it out looking for Antonio Brown on third-and-15 but it’s right into the hands of Anthony Harris. Philly takes over at its own 32 with 1:14 left in the first half.
9:33 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY. Leonard Fournette punhces in his second touchdown of the year, this one from two yards out. Tampa Bay 21, Philadelphia 7 with 1:56 left in the first half.
9:30 p.m.: Brady hits OJ Howard again for an 11-yard gain for the first down and it puts Tampa well inside the red zone following Jamel Dean’s interception.
9:26 p.m.: INTERCEPTION TAMPA BAY. Hurts again overthrows a receiver, this time it’s Quez Watkins. Jamel Dean is there for the easy interception. Tampa ball at its own 27.
9:23 p.m.: Ertz continues to be a favorite target of Hurts. His second catch of the game and this one for a big first down/
9:16 p.m.: After a lengthy, lengthy review, Philly’s defense comes up short of an interception but does force a three-and-out as Tampa punts it away.
9:12 p.m.: The Eagles’ punt is downed at the Tampa 39, putting the Bucs in great position to strike again and get on the board before the half.
9:10 p.m.: On third-and-5 from the Philly 22, the Eagles can’t convert as Hurts overthrows Ertz and they punt it away.
9:07 p.m.: The Eagles take over at their 17 on the punt by Tampa Bay and looking to respond again.
End first quarter: Tampa Bay 14, Philadelphia 7
8:55 p.m: TOUCHDOWN, TAMPA BAY. Brady throws his second TD of the night, a 23-yarder to Brown with 33 seconds to go in the quarter. Brady slid away from pressure before hitting a wide-open Brown in the middle of the field at the Philly 5. Tampa Bay 14, Philadelphia 7.
8:46 p.m.: Following the score by the Eagles, Brady and Leonard Fournette have the Bucs marching. First-and-10 from their 41.
8:41 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PHILADELPHIA. The Eagles answer with a score of their own as Hurts has tight end Zach Ertz wide open for the touchdown. Philadelphia 7, Tampa Bay 7. The touchdown is the first opening drive TD allowed by the Bucs all season.
8:40 p.m.: Hurts heaves it down field to Jalen Reagor and underthrows it on second-and-20 but a PI on Tampa Bay moves the ball to the Bucs’ 5.
8:37 p.m.: On third-and-12, Hurts hits Quez Watkins for 23 yards and they cross midfield. The pass was tipped by a Tampa defender and Watkins adjusted mid-route to haul it in.
8:35 p.m.: Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts keeps the drive alive on third-and-7 with an 11 yard rush. His status as the team’s leading rusher continues.
8:29 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY. Brady just floats one over the head of Ryan Kerrigan and right into the hands of OJ Howard in the back of the end zone. Tampa’s on the board first. Tampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 0 with 9:26 left in the first.
8:28 p.m.: Chris Godwin hauls in a 10-yard pass from Brady for a first down on third-and-8. Puts the Bucs at the Eagles’ 6.
8:26 p.m.: Brady is perfect so far in the passing game. 3-for-3 for 47 yards and it puts Tampa inside the red zone.
8:24 p.m.: Brady’s first pass of the night goes to Antonio Brown for 9 yards and the first down. Tampa on its 38.
8:22 p.m.: The Eagles won the toss and deferred. Tampa starts the game at its own 25.
What channel is Eagles vs. Buccaneers on tonight?
The game will be carried by both Fox and the NFL Network as well as streamed live on Amazon Prime. Joe Buck will lead play-by-play duties while Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman joins him in the booth as an analyst.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game exclusively on DAZN with a subscription.
Eagles vs. Buccaneers start time
- Date : Thursday, Oct. 14
- Time : 8:20 p.m. ET
The game will take place at 8:20 p.m. from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Buccaneers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9||vs. Cowboys||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Falcons||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Rams||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at Patriots||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Dolphins||1 p.m.||CBS|
|6||Oct. 14||at Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Bears||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|8||Oct. 31||at Saints||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at WFT||1 p.m.||Fox|
|11||Nov. 22||vs. Giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||at Colts||1 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Falcons||1 p.m.||Fox|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Bills||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Saints||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|16||Dec. 26||at Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Jets||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
Eagles schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. 49ers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 27||at Cowboys (Monday)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Chiefs||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||at Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||Oct. 14||vs. Buccaneers (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN|
|7||Oct. 24||at Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||Oct. 31||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|10||Nov. 14||at Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Saints||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 28||at Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 18 or 19||vs. Washington (Sat. or Sun.)||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Washington||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Cowboys||1 p.m .ET||Fox|