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Week 14: Three keys to Eagles-Bucs

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

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Week 14: Three keys to Eagles-Bucs

December 8, 2012, 12:00 pm

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Keys to the Eagles' Week 14 matchup with the 6-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

1. Air it out
Tampa Bay is the stingiest defense in the league against the run, so Nick Foles needs to be on point through the air against the Buccaneers' last-ranked pass defense. Get Brent Celek and Riley Cooper more involved in the passing game to help open things up.

2. Hold on tight
The Birds' defense needs to have a serious upgrade in the tackling department. If not, rookie running back Doug Martin will make them pay. He runs low to the ground and bounces off tacklers.

3. Take care
Bryce Brown has to protect the ball. As well as he has played overall, three fumbles in two starts gets around the league in a hurry, and defenders will be going after the ball.

E-mail Derrick Gunn at dgunn@comcastsportsnet.com