EAGLES 20 BUCS 10
The Eagles have a habit of doing to the Bucs what the Bucs like to do to other teams. On Oct. 20 Philadelphia put intense pressure on Tampa Bay's offense, piled up six sacks and knocked quarterback Brad Johnson out of the game with a broken rib. Last season, in an NFC wild-card game, the Eagles routed the Bucs 31-9, intercepting Johnson four times. The year before that the teams also met in the wildcard round, and Philly turned out the lights on Tampa Bay's season, holding the Bucs to 199 total yards and sacking Shaun King four times in a 21-3 win. The constant in those three encounters at the Vet was that Tampa Bay was not able to score an offensive touchdown. The Bucs never mounted any semblance of a running game, while the Eagles were able to get decent yardage on the ground, usually late, while preserving a lead.