The Philadelphia Eagles continue their road trip with a matchup against the 0-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Due to Michael Vick's hamstring injury last week, the Eagles will be starting second-year quarterback Nick Foles.
The good thing is that Foles beat the Buccaneers last year, when he led a game-winning drive that culminated in a last-second touchdown pass. The Buccaneers have upgraded their roster since then, signing free-agent acquisitions in Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson. But Foles played well off the bench last week, and if he plays well enough in Week 6, he may win the permanent starting job.
The odds are that the Eagles win this game. They're favored by a point and up against a rookie quarterback in Mike Glennon. He will be making just his second NFL start, and he didn't play particularly well in his debut.
My prediction is that the Eagles win this game by a solid margin. The drop-off from Vick to Foles isn't much at all, and the offense is difficult to stop when it's on its game. The following six bold predictions offer a glimpse at what we may see on Sunday.