Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 12/7/12
The Buccaneers will be facing a dismantled Philadelphia Eagles team on Sunday. With firings on the staff and injuries on the field, this Philadelphia team has lost eight straight games. But that hasn’t stop a new name from emerging for the Eagles.  Stop the run The Bucs still rank first in the league against the run. So in order to not let this game get away from them, they need to stop Eagles’ rookie running back Bryce Brown from running wild. Brown has done just that since taking over full-time for LeSean McCoy who has been out with concussion symptoms. In the last two weeks, Brown has gained 347 yards (178 and 169) on the ground and four touchdowns. Tampa Bay is giving up just 82.3 yards per game. Attack the Eagles secondary This doesn’t fall just on Josh Freeman, but also Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams, and others. Between Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Philadelphia has allowed a quarterback completion percentage of at least 70% in five of the last six games. ...
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