It was a disappointing outing for the Eagles as they suffered a 45-17 loss against Tampa Bay. The team had breakdowns in all facets of the game and ultimately, the Buccaneers were able to take advantage. Here are some of the takeaways from Sunday afternoon's performance ...
Ertz Exits With Concussion
On a third-and-11 play from the Eagles' 35-yard line early in the second quarter, Zach Ertz caught a ball short of the sticks and attempted to hurdle a defender. His feet got caught on the defender's shoulder pads and he flipped forward, landing awkwardly on his head and neck. After staying down for a few tense moments, he got up under his own power and was taken to the locker room, where he was examined for a head injury. It was later announced that Ertz suffered a concussion on the play and he was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Celek Moves To No. 7 All-Time Receiver
With his 11-yard catch in the first quarter, Brent Celek reached 356 career receptions, tying him for seventh among in Eagles history. He later moved into sole possession as he recorded six additional catches, bringing his career total to 362. He now trails Mike Quick for the No. 6 spot by one reception.
Run Defense Continues To Struggle
As of late the team has had issues defending the run, a trend that continued against the Buccaneers on Sunday. The Eagles allowed running back Doug Martin to rush for an astounding 235 yards with an average 8.7 yards per carry. In all, Tampa Bay was able to gain 283 of its 521 total yards on the ground.
Third Quarter Recap: Bucs Take Control
Halftime Recap: Bucs Lead, 28-14
First Quarter Recap: All Tied At 7-7
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travled to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in their pre-Thanksgiving matchup. View the full gallery here...