Eagles vs. Buccaneers live score, updates, highlights from NFL wild-card playoff game

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The defending NFC champion Eagles will begin their path back to the Super Bowl on the road.

In the final week of the NFL season, the Buccaneers claimed the NFC South title to earn the right to host a home playoff game during wild-card weekend. Baker Mayfield, Mike Evans and Tampa Bay will face off against Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith and Philadelphia as a result, with the Eagles looking to bounce back from a poor end to the season.

Philadelphia started the year 8-1, looking like a lock to win the NFC East. It picked up two huge wins over the Chiefs and Bills out of its bye week, but it all went downhill from there. The Eagles dropped five of their last six games, surrendering the division crown to the Cowboys.

In the final game of the regular season, both Hurts (finger) and A.J. Brown (knee) suffered injuries that clouded their availability for the Monday night playoff showdown against the Buccaneers. Hurts will play, but his top receiver won’t. 

On the other hand, Tampa Bay enters this contest as winners of five of its last six games, looking to knock off last year’s NFC Super Bowl representative.

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The Sporting News has you covered with live updates, highlights and more from the NFC wild-card game between the Eagles and Buccaneers.

Eagles vs. Buccaneers score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Eagles 0 9      
Buccaneers 10 6      

Eagles vs. Buccaneers live updates, highlights from NFL wild-card playoff game

Third quarter

10:14 p.m.: The Eagles catch a break with a defensive holding penalty on 3rd & 9 to pick up a new set of downs.

10:10 p.m.: After an 11-yard completion to Cade Otton on first down, the Buccaneers offense couldn’t get much going either. Baker Mayfield was sacked on 3rd & 7 and Tampa Bay punted the ball back to the Eagles’ 13-yard line.

10:05 p.m.: The Eagles went three-and-out after Jalen Hurts was sacked for a loss of nine yards on 3rd & 11. The Buccaneers will take over from their own 41 after the punt.

Halftime: Buccaneers 16, Eagles 9

9:47 p.m.: Jalen Hurts picked up 31 yards through the air on passes to Kenneth Gainwell, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert and Quez Watkins, but time ran out on the half. Philadelphia will receive to start the second half.

9:42 p.m.: The Eagles wide receiver corps gets even more thin as Julio Jones is being evaluated for a concussion.

9:38 p.m.: Brandon Graham comes up with a timely sack to drop Baker Mayfield for a loss of seven on 3rd & 10. The Eagles offense will take over from their own nine-yard line with 1:33 remaining in the half the punt.

9:33 p.m.: Baker Mayfield to Cade Otton for 19 yards to take the Buccaneers to the Eagles’ 44-yard line as we hit the two-minute warning.

Buccaneers 16, Eagles 9

9:28 p.m.: Two-point conversion failed โ€” The Eagles decided to go for two after the Buccaneers jumped offsides on the extra point. Jalen Hurts went for his signature tush push, but Tampa Bay’s defense did the impossible and stopped it.

9:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN โ€” Dallas Goedert walks into the end zone on a five-yard flat out of a read option.

9:25 p.m.: Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith for a gain of 56 yards! The monster play brings the Eagles down to the five-yard line. There’s the jolt of life Philadelphia needed.

Buccaneers 16, Eagles 3

9:17 p.m.: FIELD GOAL โ€” Chase McLaughlin again, this time from 48. Baker Mayfield couldn’t connect with Mike Evans on 3rd & 5 and head coach Todd Bowles decided not to roll the dice again. There is 5:35 remaining in the half.

9:10 p.m.: The Buccaneers continue to move the sticks. Stuck on 4th & 1 from the Eagles’ 42, head coach Todd Bowles elected to go for it and Rachaad White picked up the first down with seven yards on the misdirection toss.

Buccaneers 13, Eagles 3

9:05 p.m.: FIELD GOAL โ€” Jake Elliott drains it from 47 yards out to get the Eagles on the board. Philadelphia finally started moving the ball but couldn’t pick up a first down on 3rd & 8, taking the three points.

9:02 p.m.: DeVonta Smith, welcome to the party! The star WR breaks the Eagles offense’s first big play of the game on a 31-yard reception from Jalen Hurts.

Buccaneers 13, Eagles 0

8:57 p.m.: FIELD GOAL โ€” Chase McLaughlin from 54 yards… GOOD! Baker Mayfield’s 24-yard pass to Cade Otton put the Buccaneers in range, but a sack on second down set the offense back. After the Eagles defense came up with a stop on 3rd & 13, Tampa Bay had to settle for a long field goal.

End of first quarter: Buccaneers 10, Eagles 0

8:47 p.m.: And a three-and-out for the Eagles offense in response to the Buccaneers’ big-play touchdown. Jalen Hurts couldn’t connect with Dallas Goedert again on third down and Philadelphia punted the ball back to Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers will start their drive from their own 24 after a 13-yard punt return from Deven Thompkins.

Buccaneers 10, Eagles 0

8:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN! โ€” David Moore scores a 44-yard touchdown after making the entire Eagles secondary miss! The journeyman WR is already having the game of his life, picking up his first career playoff TD. On his birthday, nonetheless.

8:37 p.m.: Oh man. Baker Mayfield threw a deep bomb to Mike Evans who had his man beat, but Evans dropped what would have been a 47-yard touchdown.

8:35 p.m.: Baker Mayfield found David Moore for a 22-yard pitch-and-catch and the Buccaneers got an additional 15 yards for a face mask penalty, bringing them into Philadelphia territory.

8:32 p.m.: The Eagles’ first drive stalled out after just five plays. Jalen Hurts tried to find Dallas Goedert down the sideline on 3rd & 2 but the pass was broken up by Antoine Winfield Jr. Philadelphia punted to the Buccaneers’ 21-yard line, where they will start their drive.

8:30 p.m.: Accessory update: Jalen Hurts has taken the field for the first Eagles drive without gloves on. He had originally warmed up with gloves on both hands to add grip due to his swollen right middle finger.

Buccaneers 3, Eagles 0

8:25 p.m.: FIELD GOAL โ€” Chase McLaughlin knocks it through from 28 yards. The Eagles defense held strong from its own 10-yard line, even if it may have gotten away with a pass interference call that could have resulted in a touchdown for Cade Otton.

8:21 p.m.: Before you could blink, the Buccaneers are in the red zone. Baker Mayfield came out slinging, connecting with Cade Otton for a 15-yard gain and Mike Evans for a 21-yard gain to get the wheels turning on offense. Rachaad White followed with 19 yards on three carries and Tampa Bay is deep in Philadelphia territory.

8:15 p.m.: The Eagles won the toss and deferred. The Buccaneers will receive to start the game and we’re underway!

Pregame

7:30 p.m.: Jalen Hurts has been dealing with a swollen middle finger on his throwing hand all week after suffering the injury in the Eagles’ season finale against the Giants. The star QB will test out wearing a glove on his throwing hand to compensate for his lack of grip due to the ailment.

7:00 p.m.: No real weather concerns ahead of this NFC showdown. There’s a light rain in Tampa Bay that is expected to clear by the 8 p.m. ET kickoff. The current temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

6:45 p.m.: The Eagles’ injury report is headlined by star WR A.J. Brown, who will be out with a knee injury. A crushing blow for Philadelphia’s offense.

6:45 p.m.: As if there was any doubt, Baker Mayfield will power through an ankle and rib injury and play.

What time is Eagles vs. Buccaneers today?

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 15
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

Eagles vs. Buccaneers is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 15 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Eagles vs. Buccaneers channel

  • Live Stream: Fubo (United States)DAZN (Canada) | ESPN+
  • TV channel (national): ESPN, ABC (U.S.) | TSN 3/5, RDS2 (Canada)
  • TV channel (Philadelphia): WPVI-TV (Channel 6)
  • TV channel (Tampa): WFTS-TV (Channel 28)

Eagles vs. Buccaneers will be aired nationally and locally on ESPN and ABC. Local audiences in Philadelphia can watch on WPVI-TV (Channel 6), while those in Tampa, Florida can tune in to WFTS-TV (Channel 28) for their respective affiliate ABC stations.

Joe Buck (play-by-play) and Troy Aikman (color analyst) will be on the call for ESPN/ABC.

Viewers in Canada can watch on TSN 3/5 in English and RDS2 in French, or stream via DAZN, which carries every NFL game in Canada.

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