Bucs Can Tame Eagles Despite Injury Concerns

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Can Tom Brady inspire Tampa Bay to another victory when they travel to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday?

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The 2021 NFL season has reached Week 6 and fans can look forward to the second game in London as the Miami Dolphins take on Jacksonville Jaguars.

It’s Week 6 of the new NFL season already and Thursday’s clash will see reigning Super Bowl champions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to the Philadelphia Eagles.

It promises to be an exciting battle, with the Bucs having to overcome some injury problems as they aim

Buccaneers Can Build on Divisional Win

Bruce Arians’ side thumped the Miami Dolphins 45-17 last week, taking their record 4-1 for the season having also beaten the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

Although enjoying a positive start to the campaign, the Bucs do have some injury issues to contend with and they will again be without Rob Gronkowski, while Lavonte David and Antoine Winfield Jr will also watch on from the sidelines.

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Quarterback Tom Brady, who secured his second five-touchdown game last weekend, is nursing a thumb injury but he insists he will be ready for the clash at Lincoln Financial Field.

Despite the injury issues, confidence will be high in the Bucs camp and they should have too much experience for the Eagles, who are 2-3 so far this season.

Smith to Cause Chaos

Wide receiver DeVonta Smith has made a superb start in the NFL, having been drafted in the first round by the Eagles.

He has caught the ball 25 times for 314 yards and there is every chance he can keep that impressive form going against the Bucs’ sloppy secondary.

Tampa Bay have allowed the most passing yards in the NFL this season and, at 7/4, Smith looks good value to score a touchdown at anytime throughout the match.

Smith only has one touchdown so far, but he has shown glimpses of his best form and the Bucs’ defence has been very generous so far.

Fans in for Thrilling Battle

These two last met in 2018, with the Bucs running out 27-21 winners, but that was without the brilliance of Brady.

The former Patriots star is determined to play on through a thumb injury and he has been incredibly busy of late, showing no signs of slowing down in his 40s.

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However, Philadelphia will be no pushovers and they have scored 20 points or more in four of their five matches, showcasing the offensive talents they possess.

Over 52.5 points appeals at 25/27, while the Eagles are 4/5 to score over 22.5 points on their own.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

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