December 10, 2023

Eagles face Buccaneers as their first-round playoff opponent


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The stage is set. It’s another Eagles-Tom Brady matchup in the postseason.

The Eagles will open the 2021 playoffs at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Sunday at 1:00pm ET against Tom Brady and the Super Bowl-champion Buccaneers.

If the Los Angeles Rams held on to beat the San Francisco 49ers, the Eagles still would have faced the Buccaneers, but it would have been a three-six game, which means the Eagles possibly could have hosted the NFC Championship Game.

The Eagles clinched a playoff berth last weekend with their win in Washington combined with the Green Bay Packers’ win over the Minnesota Vikings.

The Bucs beat the Eagles 28-22 at Lincoln Financial Field back on October 14, their third straight win over the Eagles. They also won at the Linc in 2015 and in Tampa in 2018. The Eagles’ last win over the Bucs came in 2013 in Tampa. Overall, the Eagles are 10-10 against the Bucs and 6-6 in Tampa. But in the four years of NFL playoffs, they’re 1-0 against Brady.

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