Week 3 is here. The Eagles had an ugly win in week 2. They followed that up with a slightly less ugly win in week 2. Progress? Yes, the passing game still struggled to get off the ground, but the running game exploded for 250 yards. The secondary was super leaky in week 2, but that is mostly because they were down 3 starters on a short week, and they got stops when they needed to get stops. What matters most is they won both games and are one of just 9 undefeated teams left in the NFL. But they are facing another one of those 2-0 teams on Monday night, the Buccaneers.
Nobody expected much from the Buccaneers this season. In fact, a lot of people in the media had them as one of the worst teams in the NFL. But so far, they have beaten both opponents they faced. Including a dominating win over the Bears in week 2. The defense has been playing well, and Baker Mayfield has been a pleasant surprise in 2 games.
With that said, the Eagles are still road favorites. Going into the weekend, Vegas had them as 5-point favorites. A big line for the visiting team. But that does not mean the Eagles can take things for granted. They are heading into Monday with a banged-up secondary against an elite WR duo. And the Bucs are one of the few teams that are potentially capable of slowing down the Eagles’ run game. The Eagles should win, but there are a few ways that the Bucs could give the Eagles issues.