Bucs WR— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2013
Mike Williamsis inactive.
The Eagles took the opening kickoff, and made quick work showing off their fast-paced offense. The 8-play opening touchdown drive lasted took just 3:14 off the clock.
#Eagles QB Michael Vick is active. … but don’t expect him to play, barring an emergency. It’ll be Nick Foles starting.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 13, 2013
The Buccaneers offense couldn’t get anything started on their first drive, and were forced to punt the ball away. But the Eagles would hold onto the ball for just one play. @Bucs_Nation and @WhatTheBuc sum up the thoughts of the crowd:
Eagles offense puts points on the board first with a Quarterback draw for a TD. #GoBucs— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@MyFoxTampaBay) October 13, 2013
TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY!— Sander Philipse (@Bucs_Nation) October 13, 2013
Darrelle Revisforces the fumble and runs it in for the touchdown! Wow.
After review, the fumble stood, but the touchdown was overruled. Buccaneers would take over the ball at the 40-yard line. Former VP of Officiating, Mike Pereira explains:
Beautiful hit! Will it stand?— What the Buc? (@WhatTheBuc) October 13, 2013
A first down and 10-yard completion to
Revis was down by contact there -- they'll bring it back to the spot of the recovery.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) October 13, 2013
The defense would stand on the next Philadelphia possession as well, forcing a punt with less than a minute remaining in the first quarter. Jenna Laine comments on the return.
At least the blitzes have been outstanding this season. Lavonte David with another sack.— Sander Philipse (@Bucs_Nation) October 13, 2013
Into the second quarter, the Bucs defense would continue to shut down the Eagles offense. Disruptive plays from DE
Vincent Jackson with his first TD reception of the season! Bucs up 10-7.— Pewter Report (@PewterReport) October 13, 2013
With the 10-7 lead, the Buccaneers offense was forced into a three-and-out, giving the Eagles the ball back. The official Tampa Bay Buccaneers Twitter page sums up the drive:
Bucs boast 8 Pro Bowl players on their roster. Second-year OLB Lavonte David looks like he could be No. 9 by the end of the season— Ira Kaufman (@IKaufmanTBO) October 13, 2013
The Buccaneers would answer right back, however. On the next scoring drive, RB
2ND QTR: PHI 14, BUCS 10 WR D. Jackson's 12yd TD rec gives PHI a 14-10 lead in the 2nd qtr. #PHIvsTB DRIVE: 54yds, 8 plays, 3:20— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) October 13, 2013
NFL.com’s Fantasy Football Editor, Michael Fabiano summarized the quarterback performances of some of Sunday’s early kickoff games at halftime:
That 79-yard TD drive engineered by Mike Glennon is the Bucs' longest touchdown drive of the year so far.— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) October 13, 2013
The Bucs would receive the opening kickoff of the second half. Quickly, Glennon found TE Tim Wright for a 38-yard gain, however he would later be hit as he threw, resulting in an interception. WDAE 620 reports:
Mike Glennon = 14.28 points Thad Lewis = 10.08 points Aaron Rodgers = 2.64 points Really???— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) October 13, 2013
The Eagles made short time of capitalizing and retaking the lead. @TBBuccaneers recaps the drive:
Glennon's pass intercepted. Tough break there for #Bucs who were threatening to score.— WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM (@620wdae) October 13, 2013
The offenses would trade punts again. When the ball came back to the Buccaneers, they were pinned deep in their own territory at the 1-yard line. It was TE Tim Wright again who made some great catches to move the ball.
3RD QTR: PHI 21, BUCS 17 R.Cooper's 47 yd pass from N.Foles gives PHI a 21-17 lead in the 3rd qtr. #PHIvsTB Drive: 5 plays, 66 yds, 1:58— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) October 13, 2013
Buccaneers.com Senior Writer, Scott Smith added this statistic about the rookie’s performance:
Tim Wright with a big-man play. Another third down completion and first down.— Rick Brown (@LedgeronBucs) October 13, 2013
Wright would go on to move the team into the red zone on another great third-down catch, bringing him to 91 yards receiving on the day. Ira Kaufman again highlights the performance of Wright and his quarterback:
Tim Wright's 75 receiving yards are the most by a Buccaneer tight end since Kellen Winslow had 132 at Green Bay on Nov. 20, 2011.— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) October 13, 2013
The 90-yard drive would end with a Buccaneer field goal, the longest Bucs scoring drive of the season. With just under 11 minutes left in the game, the Eagles had the lead 21-20.
Bucs rookie TE Tim Wright is having quite a game and rookie QB Mike Glennon is right there with him— Ira Kaufman (@IKaufmanTBO) October 13, 2013
The Bucs would be forced to punt, allowing the Eagles back onto the field. Foles orchestrated a 5:29 minute drive on 12 plays. 620 WDAE Buccaneers reporter, Tom Krasniqi, calls the score:
Touchdown Philadelphia. Riley Cooper first makes Banks miss for a big gain and DeSean Jackson finished off the drive. Eagles lead 28-20.— Sander Philipse (@Bucs_Nation) October 13, 2013
With 2:34 left in the game, the Buccaneers would convert one more first down, trying to compile a long scoring drive to get back in the game. However, the offense would turn the ball over on downs. Foles would take a knee to end the game, 31-20, Eagles.
#Bucs just used their final timeout with 2:28 left. Henery nails a 24-yd FG. Philly up 31-20— Tom Krasniqi (@TKras) October 13, 2013