Buccaneers vs. Eagles NFL Week 3 Betting Lines

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 3 Betting Lines

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Betting Online

Things aren’t looking good for my under 6.5 win ticket through two weeks of play. Not after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into the Twin Cities and scored a win in their season opener and followed it up by defending their house against the Chicago Bears last week. NFL bettors will get a chance to see if this team is for real on Monday Night Football with the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles paying Raymond James a visit. The sharp money expects Todd Bowles’ troops to hang on the NFL odds, but I’m very interested to see how the Bucs No. 24 ranked pass defense deals with A.J. Brown and Co. after the Pro Bowl wide receiver let it be known how dissatisfied he was about his utilization in last week’s win over the Vikings. If they can’t keep him in check, offensive fireworks will likely be on the menu!

NFL Week 3 Betting Odds

Philadelphia Eagles -5.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +5.5

Total: 46

Money Line: Eagles -240, Buccaneers +199

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 3 Matchup

On Monday, September 25, 2023, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Philadelphia Eagles from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Kickoff time for Monday Night Football is set for 7:15 p.m. ET with television coverage on ABC. The betting line for this NFC tilt opened with the Bucs catching 7-points and the total lined 44.5. The NFL betting market is pissed! The Bucs thwarted their plans of cashing in on the Bears last week. NFL bettors are out to recoup those losses in this match against the defending NFC champs with a whopping 90+ percent of the bets and money aligned with the Eagles per mid-week wagering reports from the online sportsbook. Even so, the number to beat has fallen to +5 which lets it be known more respected sharp money accounts have shaped the market - they’re in on Tampa Bay! Going by stats through the first two weeks, the Buccaneers hold the advantage along both lines and winning in the trenches is what gets you in the win column in the beautiful game of football. Philadelphia has been unable to protect Jalen Hurts the way it did a season ago evidenced by its 11.1 sack percentage (No. 26). Tampa’s sacked opposing field generals at a near 10 percent clip (No. 5)! On the flipside, the Eagles have sacked opposing QBs at a sub 4.0 percent clip (No. 28), while Tampa’s only conceded half a sack through two played games (No. 2). This however will be the offensive line’s toughest test to date, so it remains to be seen how it stacks up. With the Eagles dealing with a number of injuries to its secondary, Monday night could present Baker Mayfield with an excellent opportunity to shine with him the navigator of the league’s No. 9 ranked passing attack. I’m curious to see how he holds up under the lights with the nation looking on! Total bettors think he’ll be just fine with the O/U shooting up to 46.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 2 Recap

Tampa Bay was dominant in Sunday’s 27-17 home win and cover against the NFL odds versus Chicago. Though the game proved to be nip and tuck all the way through and was only put away late in the fourth quarter when Shaquil Barrett pick-sixed Justin Fields on one of the more laughable plays you’ll see all NFL betting season long, the box score came up pewter and red through and through. The Bucs outgained the Bears 437-236 and averaged 6.4 yards per play to 4.6. On top of that, the Bucs dominated the time of possession battle by 10+ minutes and won the turnover battle 2-0. The only glaring issue proved to be a 1 of 4 showing in the red zone which finds the Buccaneers ranked No. 30 in red zone scoring percentage heading into Week 3. Still, Baker Mayfield was tremendous in completing 26-of-34 passes for 317 yards and 1:0 TD/INT ratio which equated to a season-high 114.5 QB rating. Mike Evans was far and away his main beneficiary after the duo hooked up on 6 of 8 targets for 171 yards and a scoring strike. The 10-point final margin of victory proved to be a huge get for the online sportsbook that saw 57 percent of the action and 63 percent of the handle align itself with the visiting Bears. The 44 combined points also put money in linemaker’s pockets with total bettors banking on points being tough to come by evidenced by 60 percent of the bets and 56 percent of the money aligned with the under. That pick-six with just over two minutes remaining put the kibosh on that!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Minnesota Vikings W 20-17 1-0
Week 2 vs. Chicago Bears W 27-17 2-0
Week 3 vs. Philadelphia Eagles - -
Week 4 at New Orleans Saints - -
Week 6 vs. Detroit Lions - -
Week 7 vs. Atlanta Falcons - -
Week 8 at Buffalo Bills - -
Week 9 at Houston Texans - -
Week 10 vs. Tennessee Titans - -
Week 11 at San Francisco 49ers - -
Week 12 at Indianapolis Colts - -
Week 13 vs. Carolina Panthers - -
Week 14 at Atlanta Falcons - -
Week 15 at Green Bay Packers - -
Week 16 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - -
Week 17 vs. New Orleans Saints - -
Week 18 at Carolina Panthers - -

Founded in 1976 as an expansion team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost the first 26 games of their existence. It was a portent of things to come for most of their history.

It is true that the Buccaneers have two Super Bowl championships. But it is also a fact that most of the Bucs' history has been one of losing and ineptitude. From 1976 through 1996, the Bucs made the NFL Playoffs only three times.

Finally, in 1997, the Bucs began a sustained period of success. Head coach Tony Dungy led Tampa Bay to the postseason in four of his final five seasons. But Dungy could not get the Bucs to the Super Bowl. Fairly or not, Dungy was fired and replaced by Jon Gruden in 2002.

Gruden led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl championship in his first season on the job. Many Dungy supporters bitterly said that Gruden won with Dungy’s team. Subsequently, Dungy moved on to the Indianapolis Colts and won a Super Bowl in 2006.

Certainly, Gruden had his share of fans with his “Chucky” demeanor and cocky attitude. But Gruden’s Bucs did not gain the playoffs in the two years after winning the Super Bowl. Gruden produced just two playoff teams in his final six seasons before getting fired.

From 2008 through 2019, the Bucs failed to make the playoffs. All of that changed when Tom Brady arrived for the 2020 campaign. In his first season away from Bill Belichick and the Patriots, Brady led the Bucs to the Super Bowl championship in a dominant upset of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Past Seasons (2000)

2022 8-9 Lost Wild Card Round
2021 13-4 Lost Divisional Round
2020 11-5 Won Super Bowl
2019 7-9 None
2018 5-11 None
2017 5-11 None
2016 9-7 None
2015 6-10 None
2014 2-14 None
2013 4-12 None
2012 7-9 None
2011 4-12 None
2010 10-6 None
2009 3-13 None
2008 9-7 None
2007 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2006 4-12 None
2005 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2004 5-11 None
2003 7-9 None
2002 12-4 Won Super Bowl
2001 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2000 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round

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