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Open: Buccaneers -9
Current: Buccaneers -8.5
“This is a fun matchup from the perspective of offensive approaches. Philadelphia runs the ball more often than any team in the league (51.2%), while Tampa runs it the least often (33.8%). What isn’t as fun, at least not for Philadelphia, is that Tampa is a team you’d prefer to be able to throw the ball against because that’s its defensive weakness. The Bucs are solid against the run, which should be a problem for the Eagles. This isn’t to say that Philly won’t have any success; it’s more that it’ll be hard for Jalen Hurts and Co. to find consistent success.
“If the Eagles struggle and fall behind, that’ll put them in a position where they’re forced to throw the ball, and…