Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Super Wildcard NFL Playoffs Prediction and Play-by-Play

14 teams have earned the right to compete for a trip to Las Vegas to play in the Super Bowl on February 11, 2024. That journey to Vegas begins Saturday as the NFL Playoffs kickoff with the Super Wildcard Round.

We will predict every game along with the stats and give you the highlights of every NFL Playoff game through the Super Bowl. The Eagles were in the Super Bowl last season but the road back there starts at the Pirate Ship in Tampa. Can Jalen Hurts get back on track or will Baker Mayfield get the playoff W?

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Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In a highly anticipated matchup on Monday, January 15th, 2024, football fans are in for a thrilling showdown as the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles face off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is the stage for this clash of titans are set to collide. The excitement is palpable as fans from both sides eagerly await the outcome of this Super Wildcard Weekend battle. Without further ado, let’s dive into the simulation of this high-stakes game and see who emerges victorious!

1st Quarter: The Eagles win the coin toss and choose to receive the opening kickoff. The Tampa Bay defense comes out strong, sacking Philadelphia’s quarterback twice on the first drive, forcing a quick three-and-out. Baker Mayfield and the Buccaneers’ offense then take the field. Mayfield methodically moves the ball down the field, and in the closing minutes of the quarter, he connects with Chris Godwin for a 15-yard touchdown pass. The extra point is good. Buccaneers lead 7-0.

2nd Quarter: The Eagles show signs of life as they drive down the field early in the second quarter. Jalen Hurts connects with DeVonta Smith for a 25-yard touchdown pass. The extra point is successful, tying the game at 7-7. The Buccaneers respond swiftly, with Baker Mayfield orchestrating another impressive drive. Rachaad White caps it off with a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Tampa Bay’s defense then forces a turnover as they intercept Jalen Hurts, leading to a field goal by Ryan Succop. The Buccaneers extend their lead to 17-7 at halftime.

3rd Quarter: The Eagles make halftime adjustments and come out firing in the third quarter. Jalen Hurts rushes for a 10-yard touchdown, bringing Philadelphia within three points. Tampa Bay counters with a field goal of their own to make it 20-14. The Buccaneers’ defense then steps up, intercepting Hurts once more to regain possession.

4th Quarter: Early in the fourth quarter, Baker Mayfield engineers a long, time-consuming drive that results in another Rachaad White touchdown run, this time from 4 yards out. Tampa Bay extends their lead to 27-14. The Eagles refuse to back down, with Hurts connecting with Dallas Goedert for a 30-yard touchdown pass. With a successful two-point conversion, the score narrows to 27-22. However, Tampa Bay’s offense effectively manages the clock in the final minutes, preventing Philadelphia from getting another chance. The Buccaneers emerge victorious with a final score of 27-22.

Final Score: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Philadelphia Eagles 22

Statistical Leaders:

  • Philadelphia Eagles:
    • Jalen Hurts (QB): 280 passing yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
    • D’Andre Swift (RB): 85 rushing yards, 1 TD
    • DeVonta Smith (WR): 6 receptions, 95 yards, 1 TD
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
    • Baker Mayfield (QB): 310 passing yards, 1 TD
    • Rachaad White (RB): 70 rushing yards, 2 TDs
    • Chris Godwin (WR): 8 receptions, 120 yards, 1 TD

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