Why this is their biggest game of the year

Eagles (2-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-4), Sunday, 1 p.m., Raymond James Stadium.

The Eagles haven't won two games in a row since the first two weeks of the 2012 season. After beating the New York Giants on Sunday, they have a shot to do it again next week against the winless Buccaneers. Beating the Bucs would enable the Eagles to at least maintain a share of first place in the NFC East.

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Evaluating the Eagles

(Observations from the 36-21 victory at the Giants)

Cornerback Brandon Boykin: Shifted into Cruz control down the stretch.

Tight end Brent Celek: Made of up for last week's gaffe.

Quarterback Nick Foles: Solid performance in relief of Michael Vick.

Place-kicker Alex Henery: Found his rhythm with five field goals.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson: Come up with your own dance move.

Nose tackle Bennie Logan: Got first career sack.

Evaluating their secondary

The unit got off to a rough start against Giants quarterback Eli Manning but played very well down the stretch. Boykin and cornerback Cary Williams snared two of the Eagles' three fourth-quarter interceptions. Boykin also supplied pressure on blitzes. Safety Nate Allen had his best game of the season. Rookie Earl Wolff is still inconsistent.

3-and-out with Chip Kelly

(Quotes provided by the team)

Q: What was your reaction to the Flyers' firing of coach Peter Laviolette?

A: That's the crazy reality of what we do. I know Pete. He's a good guy. When you coach, you know (getting fired) is a possibility. I feel for guys (who get fired). I feel for their families.

Q: Have you made a decision on Michael Vick for next week's game?

A: No, we have not made any decision on who will be our starting quarterback next week.

Q: What is Michael Vick's status?

A: I don't know. Right now, he's day to day. He had an MRI and probably won't practice (Tuesday).

David Weinberg, Staff Writer, 609-272-7186


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