The Philadelphia Eagles looked like a force to be reckoned with on Sunday, as they rolled past the Buccaneers in a 31-20 victory.
The Eagles both ran the ball and passed the ball en route to an efficient day offensively. After the game, during which Darrelle Revis let up two touchdowns to speedster Desean Jackson, Revis stated, “That’s my fault. I man up to my touchdowns”. Prior to the game on Sunday, some unfriendly words were directed from the Eagles wide receiver towards the All-Pro corner.
Jackson questioned whether or not Revis could keep up with him. On Sunday, although the Bucs were, for the most part, playing a zone defense, Jackson backed up his talk and looked like he had Revis on a string.
Jackson was not the only receiver who was impressive on Sunday. Riley Cooper chipped in for his most productive game of the season, as he had four receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown. This is encouraging for an Eagles offense that has been without Jeremy Maclin.
Riley Cooper’s role in the offense has increased this year due to Maclin’s injury. Explosive plays such as his 47-yard touchdown catch, is what is going to make the Eagles a balanced offensive attack.
Lesean McCoy rushed for over 100 yards once again, putting him at 630 yards for the season, which is first in the NFL. Leading the way for McCoy was an offensive line that looked powerful and dominant. The O-line has been solid in regard to the run, creating holes for McCoy all season long. The issues have come during pass protection.
The Buccaneers’ defensive line is no joke, but the offensive line for Philly was able to handle them with ease for most of the game, allowing Nick Foles to have a magnificent game, throwing three touchdowns.
The Eagles have bounced back nicely after losing three straight games, following an opening day win. However, the past two wins have come against teams who have yet to win a game. The Eagles will play their division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, in week 7. The winner of this game will take the lead in the NFC East.