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Fitzpatrick still hot as Bucs down Eagles 27-21

Fitzpatrick still hot as Bucs down Eagles 27-21

You gotta give props to quarterback Nick Foles. He took over for Carson Wentz last season and all he did was lead this team to a Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots this past January. Still, he has known all along that once Wentz was healthy this year, he would go back to the bench. When you think about it, Foles is in one of the better positions in the NFL for a backup quarterback. This team has nothing but faith in him now in case they lose Wentz again.

After an opening day win, they traveled to Tampa Bay to take on the Ryan Fitzpatrick led Bucs. Fitzy stayed hot and threw for another 400+ yard game and another four touchdowns in the Bucs 27-21 win. This now puts regular and suspended starting quarterback, Jamies Winston, in a bad spot. How do you put him back under center when Fitzy is this hot? The answer is you just can’t do it. This goes against the norm where a younger player takes over for an again vet.

It all got started on the first play of the game when Fitzpatrick hit DeSean Jackson for 75 yards and a 7-0 lead. He now has eight touchdown passes in the first two weeks of the season and becomes the fourth player in NFL history to throw touchdowns passes for seven different NFL teams.

For his part, Foles threw for 338 yards and a touchdown rallying his team back from a 20-point deficit in the process. It was just a part of the storyline for the Eagles. Not only did the Eagles lose against the Bucs, Jason Peters and Mike Wallace got banged up in the process of doing so. Not to worry, the Eagles have a good shot at winning against the Colts due to Carson Wentz returning for Week 3. Now that he’s back, it’s not too late to start researching about betting on football games since the Eagles will most likely dominate in the upcoming games.

Next week the Eagles will host the Indianapolis Colts where their starting QB, Andrew Luck has also returned this year. It will be a very interesting battle to see how much rust will play a role for Wentz or if he will pick up where he left off last year.

 

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