Eagles vs. Buccaneers 2013 odds and lines: Tampa Bay and Philadelphia an even matchup in Week 6

Al Messerschmidt

The Eagles and Buccaneers are viewed as evenly matched opponents in Week 6.

The Eagles will travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers in Week 6. Philadelphia is coming off a major win against the Giants in Week 5 and will look to keep rolling against the winless Buccaneers. However, with Michael Vick likely out with a hamstring injury, the odds are even for this matchup, according to OddsShark.

Second-year quarterback Nick Foles is likely to start in place of Vick on Sunday. Foles took over for Vick in Week 5 and led Philadelphia to a 36-21 win on the road against the Giants. The Eagles will likely rely on their running game against the Buccaneers and avoid the talented Tampa Bay secondary as much as possible on Sunday. Foles has proven that he can move the ball and won in Tampa Bay last year, so the Buccaneers should take him seriously.

The Buccaneers will start rookie quarterback Mike Glennon on Sunday and will hope to protect him with a running game and force a low score with their strong defense. The rookie had a touchdown and two interceptions in his first start in Week 4 and after a bye week, he should be able to rebound from his poor debut. Running back Doug Martin will likely have to carry the load on offense, but has to prove that his early-season struggles were simply a fluke.

The Buccaneers will host the Eagles at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. The game will be televised on FOX.

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