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Bucs Fall to Eagles in Week 1 of Preseason

The Buccaneers dropped their preseason opener in Philly on Thursday.

Despite a standout performance from the Bucs' defensive line, Tampa Bay fell, 17-9, to the Eagles in Week 1 of the preseason in Philadelphia on Thursday. The Buccaneers' defense allowed just 188 yards and recorded four sacks, but it proved to be too little after surrendering two turnovers deep in their own territory to start the game.

Picking up sacks for the Buccaneers were Howard Jones, Clinton McDonald, Jacquies Simth and Akeem Spence. Luke Rhodes led the team in tackles with five while Lavonte David recorded four, including one for a loss. Adding to the defense's performance was Isaiah Johnson, who recorded the Bucs' only interception, picking off Carson Wentz.

Photos from the Buccaneers' Preseason Week 1 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jameis Winston turned in a strong performance for the Bucs' offense, completing seven of nine passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in one quarter of play. His touchdown came on a 26-yard strike to Russell Shepard, who led the team with three catches and 62 receiving yards.

The Buccaneers had a slow day on the ground, with Doug Martin's 13 yards being a team-high. Kicker Roberto Aguayo added a field goal in the fourth quarter to get the Bucs to nine points.

The Buccaneers will travel to Jacksonville next week for three days of practice and ultimately their second preseason game next Saturday.

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