The Eagles used a dramatic walkoff touchdown from Nick Foles to Jeremy Maclin to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 23-21, ending their eight-game losing streak. On the final drive, Foles converted a pair of fourth downs, plus a third and long conversion, before tossing a one-yard strike to Maclin on the game's final play.
The victory improved the Eagles to 4-9, while dropping the Buccaneers to 6-7. Tampa Bay now faces a very uphill battle to reach the playoffs, as they will need to win their final three games (and need some help) to reach the postseason.
If you looked at the schedule before the start of the season, you never would have expected this to be a game that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed to stay in the playoff hunt or that the Philadelphia Eagles would be on the verge of elimination.
Yet that's where we stand. The Eagles have dropped eight in a row, and the Buccaneers likely need to win their final four games to secure a wild-card spot. And even that may not be enough, as Tampa Bay finished 10-6 in 2010 and missed the postseason.
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