The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Philadelphia Eagles this week. QB Mike Glennon put up 273 yards and two scores, but the Eagles would leave with the win, led by a four-touchdown performance by QB Nick Foles. Here is how we saw it on social media. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Breast Cancer Awareness Game kicked off early in the morning with the first-annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk around Raymond James Stadium.
As the race ended and the participants celebrated in the tailgating lots, the NFL media was hard at work announcing the day's two biggest injury updates, one on each side. Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport make the call:
Bucs WR Mike Williams is inactive. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2013
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.
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:
TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY! Darrelle Revis forces the fumble and runs it in for the touchdown! Wow. — Sander Philipse (@Bucs_Nation) October 13, 2013
Beautiful hit! Will it stand? — What the Buc? (@WhatTheBuc) October 13, 2013
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:
Revis was down by contact there -- they'll bring it back to the spot of the recovery. — Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) October 13, 2013
A first down and 10-yard completion to Vincent Jackson would set up the Bucs for a field goal.
The turnover sparked some life into the Bucs defense. On second down in the next Eagles' possession, LB Lavonte David would make it into the backfield to take down Foles for his fourth sack of the season.
At least the blitzes have been outstanding this season. Lavonte David with another sack. — Sander Philipse (@Bucs_Nation) 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.
With a short field thanks to Page's return, it only took two plays for the Buccaneers to find the end zone for the first time of the game. Pewter Report celebrates the 10-7 Bucs lead:
Vincent Jackson with his first TD reception of the season! Bucs up 10-7. — Pewter Report (@PewterReport) October 13, 2013
Into the second quarter, the Bucs defense would continue to shut down the Eagles offense. Disruptive plays from DE Adrian Clayborn and LB Lavonte David would highlight the drive, inspiring this from TBO.com writer Ira Kaufman:
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
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:
The Buccaneers would answer right back, however. On the next scoring drive, RB Doug Martin grabbed a nice 10-yard reception while adding 37 yards on the ground. Mike Glennon also converted with a 16-yard scramble. From the one-yard line, Glennon would again find Jackson, for his second score of the day.
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
NFL.com's Fantasy Football Editor, Michael Fabiano summarized the quarterback performances of some of Sunday's early kickoff games at halftime:
Mike Glennon = 14.28 points Thad Lewis = 10.08 points Aaron Rodgers = 2.64 points Really??? — Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) 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:
The Eagles made short time of capitalizing and retaking the lead. @TBBuccaneers recaps the drive:
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.
Tim Wright with a big-man play. Another third down completion and first down. — Rick Brown (@LedgeronBucs) October 13, 2013
Buccaneers.com Senior Writer, Scott Smith added this statistic about the rookie's performance:
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
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:
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 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.
Back on the field, Eagles' QB Nick Foles threw two long completions, putting Philadelphia in the end zone again after just over one minute of possession.
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
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:
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.