Eagles vs. Buccaneers final score: Philadelphia rallies to beat Tampa Bay, 23-21

J. Meric

Eagles' rookie quarterback Nick Foles orchestrated two scoring drives late in the fourth quarter to send the Eagles to a wild victory over the Buccaneers.

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 23-21, on a last-second touchdown pass from Nick Foles to Jeremy Maclin. For Tampa Bay, the loss may result in the end of their playoff hopes, especially with wins by the Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Foles led the Eagles to two touchdowns in the final 4:03 of the game. The first, a 13-yard strike to backup tight end Clay Harbor, capped off an eight-play, 72-yard drive that answered Doug Martin's 4-yard run which put the Bucs up by two scores at the time. Then, after getting the ball back with less than three minutes remaining in the game, the Eagles marched 64 yards down field on 13 plays, ending with Foles' pass to Maclin with two seconds left.

The Buccaneers fell to 6-7 on the season, while the Eagles avoided their 10th loss, and sit at 4-9.

Stat of the game

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed 32-of-51 passes for 381 yards, which shattered the team's rookie record for passing yards in a single game.

Fantasy studs

Foles obviously deserves mention here, adding two touchdown passes and a rushing score to his record-breaking day through the air. Jason Avant and Jeremy Maclin benefitted from Foles' big day, as both eclipsed the century mark in receiving yards.

On the other side, Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin and wide receiver Vincent Jackson came up big, each eclipsing 100 yards while picking up a touchdown apiece.

For more information, visit SB Nation's fantasy football hub.

Did they cover?

The Buccaneers entered the game as seven-point favorites. Philadelphia's late rally ensured the Bucs would not cover the spread.

Injury info


The Eagles lost tight end Brent Celek to a concussion on the first play of the game. Celek's streak of 93 consecutive starts could be in jeopardy.

Up next

The Eagles have a quick turnaround as they'll host the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, Dec. 13. The Buccaneers will hit the road to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Dec. 16.

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