Michael Vick injured his hamstring against the Giants and has been limited in practice this week. Prior to the injury, Vick was 6-for-14 (42.8%) for 105 yards but he did his damage with his legs rushing seven times for 79 yards against New York. There are reports that Vick is not expected to start against Tampa Bay.
Foles, 24, went 16-for-25 (64.0%) for 197 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 114.9 in relief of Vick. The Eagles fell behind 21-19 late in the third quarter before Foles led the Eagles to 17 unanswered points including two beautifully thrown balls that went for touchdowns - one to Brent Celek and another to DeSean Jackson. Foles' only win as a starter came on December 9th last year against the Buccaneers on a touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin as time expired.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for last week. Jackson had seven receptions for 132 yards and a clinching touchdown in the Eagles 36-21 win over the Giants on Sunday. It was Jackson's third game this season in which he had 108 or more receiving yards.
Jackson, 26, has 28 catches for 525 yards and three touchdowns this season. His 525 receiving yards are good enough for fourth in the NFL, behind New Orleans' TE Jimmy Graham, Atlanta WR Julio Jones, and Baltimore WR Torrey Smith. He is on pace to shatter his career best of 1,156 receiving yards set in 2008.
The Buccaneers defense is led by their front-seven. It is as disruptive a group as the Eagles have faced so far their season. In four games, they have already piled up 13 sacks. Defensive tackle gerald McCoy and defensive end Adrian Clayborn have two sacks apiece and will be in the Eagles backfield a lot. Linebackers Lavonte David and Mason Foster are two names that you'll hear a lot on Sunday as they combine for five sacks and 57 total tackles.
Overall, the Eagles forced four New York turnovers that turned into 17 Philadelphia points. For the first time all season, the Eagles forced turnovers in key situations and made their opponent pay for turning the ball over.
The Buccaneers are featuring a rookie quarterback who looked shaky in his first start so it can be assumed that running back Doug Martin will get a lot of looks on Sunday. Martin, 24, is coming off of a sensational rookie season in which he rushed for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns while catch 49 passes for 472 yards. This season he has rushed for 342 yards on 100 carries with one touchdown - an obvious dip in production. What is even more disturbing for Tampa Bay is Martin only has seven catches for 35 yards and no touchdowns through the air.
Either way, Martin will likely see a heavy workload Sunday against the Eagles.
Glennon, 23, made his NFL debut two weeks ago against the Arizona Cardinals as he completed 24 of his 43 pass attempts (55.8%) for 193 yards and a touchdown. His longest pass completion was for 20 yards. Glennon through a back-breaking interception that set up Arizona's game-winning field goal. He makes his first start since the team cut Josh Freeman amidst a number of controversies.
Boykin, 23, is really coming into his own this year and the second-year defensive back is making a statement. He is tied for the team lead with two interceptions, including a fabulous pick last Sunday against the Giants as he dove and wrestled ball away from Pro Bowl wide receiver Victor Cruz. Boykin has four passes defensed to go along with 16 total tackles playing primarily as the Eagles' slot cornerback.