Saturday, August 1, 2015

Eagles pound Bucs

Man, was that easy -- even if the Eagles didn't play great.

Eagles pound Bucs

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Eagles´ Quarterback Donovan McNabb Celebrates with Jason Avant after the Eagles third TD against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2nd quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. ( Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer )
Eagles' Quarterback Donovan McNabb Celebrates with Jason Avant after the Eagles third TD against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2nd quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. ( Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer )

The Eagles couldn't run the ball, couldn't get off the field for long stretches on defense, committed a bunch of costly penalties and still beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today by the score of 33-14.

Which tells you just how bad the Bucs are.

This was as unwatchable a mid-season game as the Eagles have played in a very long time -- although, truth be told, next Sunday at Oakland might be even worse. The entire NFC East is neck-deep in the easy part of its schedule, just swimming in cake. That the Cowboys were tied late by Kansas City tells you plenty about them. That the Redskins are a mess is fairly obvious. But as for the Eagles and the Giants, it is really hard to know how good they are. They are both good, clearly, but how good? It will be weeks and weeks before we know for sure.

The Eagles highlight yesterday was Jeremy Maclin, starting in place of the injured Kevin Curtis, catching two long touchdown passes of 51 and 40 yards. He is the first Eagles rookie ever to have two 40-yard receiving touchdowns in the same game.

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But it was just such a snooze.

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