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The Philadelphia Eagles would face off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final game of Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs. Philly (11-6) came into this game as the #5 seed and under heavy scrutiny after their miraculous start to the season. The Bucs (9-8) secured the #4 seed and the NFC South division title coming into tonight’s game.

Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield had a monster game as he threw for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in the contest. Tampa Bay struck first in the first quarter. After scoring on a field goal, Mayfield would find David Moore on a 44 yard touchdown pass making the score 10-0.

The Buccaneers would score two six more points field goals from Chase McLaughlin before the Eagles would answer with one of their own. Eagles QB Jalen Hurts would score on a pass to TE Dallas Goedert late in the second quarter. After failing on a two-point conversion try, the score was 16-9 at halftime.

Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield & Eagles QB Jalen Hurts
Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield & Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (Photo Cred: Sports Illustrated)


The Eagles would give up a safety in the third quarter. With the score 18-9, the Buccaneers would find the end zone again on a pass from Mayfield to Trey Palmer for 56 yards. The fourth quarter would see Tampa Bay score another touchdown on a 23 yard pass to Chris Godwin.

Philly could not get anything to work offensively in the second half. Missing their top WR A.J. Brown did not help matters as the Eagles could not save their season with this loss.

Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield
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The Buccaneers will now move on to the NFC Divisional Round where they will face the Detroit Lions. The last time these two teams met was back in Week 6 where the Lions thumped the Bucs 20-6. For the Eagles their season comes to an end after making the Super Bowl last year and starting the season 10-1.

The Wild Card playoff round is now over. Who will win in the divisional rounds of the NFL playoffs? Let us know down in the comments below!

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