NFL Expert and Millions Stunned as Buccaneers Stop Jalen Hurts and Eagles on a Tush-Push

Published 01/15/2024, 11:00 PM EST

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have found the key to stop the Eagles’ trademark Tush-Push play. The teams are going against each other in the wild card round at the Bucs’ home ground. The Tampa Bay side maintained authority from the start and has been keeping a strong hold on the scoreboard ever since.

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The Eagles were lagging behind 9-16 at the end of the second quarter and were on their way to finishing the drive by scoring 2 points from a yard away. As usual, they resorted to their most successful play in crucial moments: The Tush-Push. When everyone thought the Eagles would secure some much-needed points before halftime to make a comeback courtesy of their special play and its success rate, the Bucs had other plans.

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The NFL community and millions of people were left stunned seeing the Eagles failing at converting the Tush Push into a successful play. The NFL official page shared the turnaround on X. The post admired the Bucs for overcoming the Eagles’ famous act, stating, “Buccaneers stop the 2-pt tush-push!!” In the shared clip, Jason Kelce and Co. were geared up in the proper formation for the Brotherly shove, going all in with their efforts.

 

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However, the Bucs fought back instantaneously with utmost ferocity and stopped the charge completely. K.J. Britt jumped over the huddle and caught an Eagles player by the helmet to break the formation. The flag was not called and the Bucs managed to answer the tush push play at the right time. The Eagles never recovered from the setback and the Bucs capitalized on the situation, showing no respite in the rest of the game.

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The Bucs stamped their authority over the Eagles in the playoffs

The Eagles failed to move the scoreboard beyond 9 after the tush-push fiasco. On the other hand, Baker Mayfield and his pirates kept on scoring at will. The Bucs won the game 32-9 giving the Eagles one of the most embarrassing defeats of the season.

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By recording this big win, the Bucs have made sure to continue their supremacy over the Eagles in the playoffs throughout this century. The Bucs defeated the Eagles in the Wild card round in 2021 and won the NFC Championship back in 2002. With this win the Bucs have gone up 4-2 against the Eagles in the playoffs.

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Hitesh Sharma

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