Bucs-Eagles Playoff Preview

January 11 – The 9-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia to take on the 11-5 Eagles in the first round of the playoffs. The Bucs will attempt to avenge their 21-3 loss to the Eagles in the first round of last year's playoffs, but more importantly advance to the next round of post-season play. Buccaneer Magazine has the Bucs-Eagles preview.

MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)

WHERE: Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WHEN:: Saturday, Jan. 12 at ET. on ABC

PLAY-BY-PLAY: : Mike Patrick, Paul Maguire and Joe Theismann

LAST WEEK: The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in what was really a meaningless game at Raymond James Stadium, 17-13. Both teams rested their starters in anticipation of Saturday's playoff game.

LAST SEASON The Philadelphia Eagles finished in second place in the NFC East Division, and made it to the second round of the playoffs before being eliminated by the New York Giants.

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Dec. 31, 2000: The Bucs and Eagles met last Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium, but the game turned out to be nothing more than an exhibition. The Philadelphia Eagles embarrassed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the playoffs last season, 21-3. Temperatures were below 40 degrees at kickoff and the Pewter Pirates were dominated by the upcoming Eagles.

BUCS-EAGLES SERIES: The Eagles lead the Bucs in the all-time series, 5-4.. The Eagles are 4-3 against the Bucs in the regular season and 1-1 against each other in the postseason. The Eagles won the last matchup, but the Bucs have won the three of their last five meetings.

BUCS IN THE PLAYOFFS UNDER DUNGY: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-3 in the playoffs under head coach Tony Dungy. The Pewter Pirates are 0-3 on the road in post-season play under Dungy.


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