Tampa weather forecast calls for rain and wind for Eagles-Bucs game on Sunday

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Weather could be a factor for Sunday’s Eagles-Buccaneers game in Tampa Bay, and it may benefit the road team.

The Weather.com forecast for Sunday afternoon in Tampa calls for a 70 percent chance of rain and wind speeds of 22 mph, with a high temperature of 72.

That could benefit the Eagles, who have a much more run-heavy offense than the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay threw an NFL-high 731 passes this season, while Philadelphia was second in the NFL with 550 rushing attempts. If the rain and wind affect the passing game, that would go in the Eagles’ favor.

Tom Brady, of course, has plenty of experience playing in bad weather in the playoffs. He’s the most accomplished passer in NFL playoff history, and most of his playoff games have been in New England in January. He should be able to handle some rain and wind.

12 responses to “Tampa weather forecast calls for rain and wind for Eagles-Bucs game on Sunday

  1. Thank you for the reminder of a certain fumble that started that whole Patriots run. Boy do I want to see Brady play in real Green Bay level bad weather soon, and this time not get bailed out by the zebras…

  2. I lived in Florida for 5 years. My take on florida weather is, “Wait 5 minutes and try again.”

  3. jaymac51515 says:
    January 12, 2022 at 10:49 am
    Thank you for the reminder of a certain fumble that started that whole Patriots run. Boy do I want to see Brady play in real Green Bay level bad weather soon, and this time not get bailed out by the zebras…
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    The zebras? How about deciding to kick that field goal??? Look in the mirror buddy.

  4. Hmmm… could be a big advantage for Eagles if running the ball is key. Philly has the edge, there, and TB most likely w/o the perennially injured Fournette. Plus brittle old man Tommy not as resilient in the brutal cold, as he used to be.

  5. “Hmmm… could be a big advantage for Eagles if running the ball is key. Philly has the edge, there, and TB most likely w/o the perennially injured Fournette. Plus brittle old man Tommy not as resilient in the brutal cold, as he used to be.”

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    Tampa Bay has TOM BRADY

  6. grant35 says:
    January 12, 2022 at 11:41 am
    Hmmm… could be a big advantage for Eagles if running the ball is key. Philly has the edge, there, and TB most likely w/o the perennially injured Fournette. Plus brittle old man Tommy not as resilient in the brutal cold, as he used to be.

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    I’m an Eagles fan. Guess what? The Bucs have a stout run d. It’s strength against strength there, not “advantage Eagles.”

    Guess what else? The Bucs offense even *with* the injuries can probably keep the Eagles’ offense off the field. That’s because the Eagles’ D looks better on paper than it is in real life. Facing the weak opponents they’ve faced lately has been stat-friendly for them, but make no mistake: Brady will be able to slice and dice them.

    Hope I’m wrong, but…that’s my take.

  7. Interesting but Brady is used to bad weather games. Weather should not be a big factor.

  8. Rain in Florida is usually last no longer than 30 minutes. Should not be a major factor.

  9. Brady struggled in the rain against NE earlier this year…
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    You seem to struggle with Brady being good.

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