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Eagles vs Bucs Weather Report: Heavy Rains and Thunderstorms Expected Amidst Clash of the Titans

Published 01/10/2024, 11:54 PM EST

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The showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers is expected to be heated. Well, not the weather as much! The number 4 seed of the NFC, which is the Bucs, will host the NFC number 5 seed, the Birds, at Raymond James Stadium on Monday, January 15. However, the weather potentially looks to be a source of challenge during the upcoming thriller.

Although it will be a home-field advantage for the Bucs, the reported harsh weather will pose an uphill battle to conquer for both sides. Despite not having a wintry forecast, this NFC Wildcard round game between the teams is expected to have less-than-ideal weather conditions. Here’s the full weather report for the upcoming wildcard game.

Eagles vs Bucs: Weather Report

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The extended forecasts for Monday’s NFC Wildcard game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers predict humid, yet wet conditions at Raymond James Stadium for the 8 p.m. ET kickoff. According to the report, thundershowers are expected to increase throughout the day in Tampa, leading to consistent rains at 7 p.m., which is expected to last into the late evening.

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The temperature currently reflects at 63° F, with strong wind blowing at 18 mph, and SW at 7 mph. The probability of precipitation is 96% and the humidity level stands at 79%. Additionally, there is a projected cloud cover of 99% and visibility is anticipated to be of just 4 miles. However, it’s important to note that the weather is also subject to change as per reports here.

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While all eyes remain set on the natural conditions impacting the game, the focus also turns toward the star QBs of the two sides. The showdown between the titans of the teams, QB Jalen Hurts and Baker Mayfield, will be exciting to watch especially when the two will meet for the third time in their NFL career.

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Baker Mayfield has played against Jalen Hurts twice in his career. One in September 2023, when he lost to the Eagles 25-11 in their Week 3 matchup. Earlier they met in November 2020, wherein Mayfield, who was then with the Cleveland Browns, defeated Hurts 22-17. As per NFL history, the Eagles have met the Bucs 22 times (including 5 postseason games). Interestingly, they have a winning score of 11 each against one another in their meetups.

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Hurts’ team had a strong start this season with a 10-1 record, but a series of losses in December dropped them to the No. 5 seed in the NFC East. Despite their early success they now face a road playoff game against Mayfield’s squad. The Eagles who defeated the Bucs earlier in the season, enter the playoffs with some challenges.

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QB Hurts is recovering from a finger injury, and A.J. Brown suffered a knee injury in the last regular season game. Their offense struggled to score over 20 points in four of their last six games. On the other side, the Bucs’ defense performed well against the run but allowed significant passing yards (95.3 yards per game).

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Mayfield led his team to win their division and secure a spot in the super wildcard event for the second consecutive season. But still, as per the NFL predictions, the Eagles might have an edge over Tampa Bay during the crucial clash. Who do you think will increase their winning record, and go through the playoffs amidst challenging conditions and tough situations to overcome?

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