In the final game of Super Wild Card weekend, the No. 5 seed Philadelphia Eagles will head down to the Sunshine State to play the No. 4 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.
It is the second time this season that these two teams are playing each other, as the Eagles won 25-11 in Week 3. Both teams dealt with rainy conditions, and that same scenario could play out again on Monday night in Tampa, FL.
Below, we’ll check out the latest weather forecast from Accuweather for Monday’s playoff game.
Tampa Weather Forecast for Eagles vs. Buccaneers NFC Wild Card Game
By the time the game kicks off on Monday night, fans should expect occasional evening rain and a thunderstorm, but otherwise, clouds and warmth. The temperature will be 67 degrees, with 14 mph wind gusts and a 62% chance of precipitation.
Even though we are still days away from kickoff, the projected forecast tells us that the Bucs and the Eagles should lean on their running game. When Philadelphia won in Week 3, Pro Bowl running back D’Andre Swift gashed the Buccaneers’ defense for 130 yards on 16 carries.
Meanwhile, the Eagles’ defense has struggled to stop the run, allowing 145.3 yards per game over their last three contests. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Buccaneers get second-year RB Rachaad White involved in Monday night’s game early and often.
For the Eagles to find some consistency on offense, they must establish their ground attack with D’Andre Swift and Kenny Gainwell, which should open up the passing game for Jalen Hurts and slow down Tampa Bay’s pass rush.
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