NFL Picks: Week 3 Eagles vs Buccaneers


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Week 3 of the NFL season is filled with anticipation as fans await the prime-time match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Monday night. Both teams are bursting with talent, both on offense and defense, and have raced to a 2-0 start, adding to the thrill of this encounter.



Spread: Eagles -5 (-110), Buccaneers +5 (-110) 

Moneyline: Eagles -229, Buccaneers +183 

Total: O 46 (-110), U 46 (-110) 


The Rising Eagles

NFL Team Philadelphia EaglesPhiladelphia is soaring high and has quickly become one of the teams to watch this season. They have shown incredible prowess on the field, recently defeating Minnesota with a narrow 34-28 victory. Their young and dynamic quarterback, Jalen Hurts, has been exemplary with his passing game, racking up 363 yards, along with 2 touchdowns, albeit throwing an interception. His completion rate of 71.4% is a testament to his accuracy and skill. 

But Hurts isn’t only a pocket passer; he’s versatile. His ability to run has earned him 2 rushing touchdowns this season. Speaking of the ground game, D’Andre Swift has emerged as a dominant force, racing to 178 rushing yards with a touchdown. In the aerial department, DeVonta Smith has been Hurts’ go-to man, recording 11 catches for a significant 178 yards and adding 2 touchdowns to his tally. A.J. Brown has also made his presence felt, registering 11 catches for 108 yards this season.

The Eagles’ defense, however, has been their hallmark. Led by Reed Blankenship and Zach Cunningham, both recording a team-high 12 total tackles, the defense has shown grit and determination. Although they have combined for only 4 sacks and an interception this season, their potential to thwart any offense cannot be ignored.


Buccaneers: The Unexpected Juggernauts

Tampa Bay BuccaneersOn the southern side of this clash, we have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Their impeccable 2-0 start might have raised a few eyebrows, but it’s no fluke. Their recent 27-17 triumph over Chicago is proof of their newfound vigor. Baker Mayfield, known for his charisma and accuracy, has been phenomenal, accumulating 490 passing yards and 3 touchdowns, completing 69.1% of his passes.

Rachaad White is the driving force behind Tampa Bay’s ground game, boasting 112 rushing yards and a touchdown. The receiving end has been well-managed by the ever-reliable Mike Evans, who has 12 catches for a whopping 237 yards and 2 touchdowns. Chris Godwin complements him well, chipping in with 10 catches for 109 yards this season.

But it’s Tampa Bay’s defense that has grabbed headlines. Spearheaded by Devin White and Ryan Neal, who have recorded 14 tackles each, the defense has exhibited tenacity. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, leading with 2 sacks, has been pivotal in pressuring the opponents, and Christian Izien’s two interceptions showcase the team’s defensive prowess. In total, they have achieved 8 sacks and 3 interceptions this season, making them a formidable force.



While both teams exhibit strength and flair, this game might not be the high-scoring spectacle many expect. With each defense showing tremendous potential and the quality of players they possess, this game could be more about strategy than sheer offensive power.

The spread indeed feels a tad unusual given the talents these teams bring to the table. Baker Mayfield, despite his incredible skills, could find himself grappling with Philadelphia’s robust defense. Simultaneously, Jalen Hurts, no matter how dynamic, might face challenges against a Todd Bowles-orchestrated defense, known for its solidity.

Given the defensive strengths of both teams, taking the under 46 (-110) on BUSR NFL Odds seems like a logical choice. Both teams will aim to exploit any weakness, but with two robust defenses at play, points could be at a premium. This encounter promises to be a tactical battle, a game of chess played on the turf, where every move counts. As the lights shine brightest on Monday night, may the best team prevail.