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Potential Lineup for Eagles in Wild Card Game Against Buccaneers

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The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to make history in the upcoming season, and it all begins with a pivotal game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. This highly anticipated match will take place on ESPN’s Monday Night Football and will be a rematch of their previous encounter in Week 3. The Eagles are coming off a 25-11 victory in their last showdown with the Buccaneers, where they racked up 201 rushing yards and quarterback Jalen Hurts passed for 277 yards. This win marked the beginning of an identity crisis for Philadelphia, as they struggled in the red zone, going 1-for-5. They managed to limit Tampa Bay to just 41 rushing yards, forced two takeaways, and held Buccaneers quarterback Mayfield to 146 passing yards with two sackings.

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With kickoff looming, let’s take a look at Philadelphia’s depth chart for the upcoming game, as provided by the franchise’s public relations staff.

On the offense, the quarterbacks are led by Jalen Hurts, with Marcus Mariota serving as backup, and Tanner McKee in a third (emergency) role. In the running back position, D’Andre Swift is the starter, backed up by Kenneth Gainwell, and Boston Scott, while Rashaad Penny is inactive. The wide receiver lineup includes DeVonta Smith and Quez Watkins as starters, with Julio Jones and Britain Covey backing them up. Among the tight ends, Dallas Goedert is the starter, Jack Stoll is second, and Grant Calcaterra is third.

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Moving on to the offensive line, Jordan Mailata and Fred Johnson are the starters, Landon Dickerson and Sua Opeta are the backups. Jason Kelce, Cam Jurgens, Lane Johnson, and Jack Driscoll make up the rest of the offensive line. The defense is anchored by Brandon Graham on the defensive line as a starter, with Fletcher Cox and Milton Williams as backup. In addition to Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter, and Marlon Tuipulotu on the defensive line, Josh Sweat is staring on the other end. Playing as a starter in the linebacker position is Haason Reddick, backed by Nolan Smith and Patrick Johnson. Nicholas Morrow and Ben VanSumeren are responsible for the transition between defensive players. Darius Slay is a starter in the cornerback position, with Kelee Ringo as a backup. Avonte Maddox and Bradley Roby are also cornerbacks playing for the Eagles.

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In the safety position, Kevin Byard is the starter. Questionably, Reed Blankenship also occupies this position, and Eli Ricks and Sydney Brown are responsible for furthering the transition between defensive players.

Suffice to say, the Eagles’ depth chart is filled with talent and flexibility, which offers head coach Nick Sirianni plenty of options when it comes to deploying different formations and play calling. It’s understandable why many fans believe that these decisions could play a significant role in their team’s success during the upcoming season.

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Physicality, speed, and a strong football IQ are just a few characteristics that define the Philadelphia Eagles. Each player’s skills will be put to the test in their opening game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. The loss of Reed Blankenship due to injury should not be overlooked, and much thought will be needed before settling on the final lineup.

Still, as the Game Day fast approaches, the Eagles are poised to demonstrate their commitment to the season and are ready to set the tone moving forward. When the clock starts ticking on Monday night, all bets will be off as the Eagles look to soar to victory. It’s guaranteed that the Buccaneers will be looking to come back strongly this time around, and the Eagles will need to be at full strength when they meet. The rematch on Monday night is expected to be an intriguing battle with both teams aiming to establish early dominance.

In conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles are geared up and primed to write a new chapter in their team’s history. The opening night match against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hotly anticipated, with many eagerly looking forward to seeing how both teams stack up. Given the Eagles’ strong depth and talent across the lineup, there’s no doubt that the team is destined for some truly memorable performances this season. Fans can expect a thrilling football experience in this upcoming Monday night showdown as the Eagles set their sights on the ultimate goal – the Super Bowl. Keep a close eye on these Eagles as they take the field and prepare to leave everything on the line in their quest for victory. After all, the Eagles are known for commanding the skies, and this season, it’s time for them to soar to new heights once again!

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