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Halftime Report: Buccaneers vs. Eagles

A recap of the first half between the Buccaneers and the Eagles.

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

After a rough start to the first game of the preseason, the Buccaneers enter halftime trailing the Eagles, 14-6.

The Bucs surrendered two fumbles in the first five minutes of the game, including the opening kickoff, to fall behind, 14-0. Tampa Bay got on the board shortly after when Jameis Winston connected with Russell Shepard on a 26-yard touchdown pass. Shepard is the Bucs' leading receiver thus far, accounting for 58 yards.

Winston and the Bucs' starters played the first quarter, with the quarterback completing seven of nine passes for 97 yards and the touchdown pass to Shepard.

The Bucs' defensive line had an excellent half, picking up four sacks and applying consistent pressure throughout the half. Clinton McDonald, Howard Jones, Akeem Spence and Jacquies Smith each took turns taking down the quarterback. Lavonte David leads the team in tackles with four, including one for a loss, while Keith Tandy trails with three tackles.

The Eagles will start the second half on offense.

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