Too many factors favor Eagles

Updated: January 17, 2003, 2:38 PM ET
By Hank Goldberg
  • The Daily Line

    Here's some bad news for Tampa Bay: The temperature in Philadelphia on Sunday figures to be as low as the scoring -- in the 20s.

    The Bucs are 1-for-21 when the mercury is below 40 degrees. That one was against the Bears this year in Champaign, 15-0. The Bears were awful. Philly is not -- and Tampa Bay is 0-for-6 in road playoff games. Moreover, this one is at a stadium where the Bucs have dropped their last two playoff meetings with the Eagles by a combined 52-12.
    Hank Goldberg is an NFL reporter on a variety of ESPN programs. He first joined ESPN2 as football analyst on SportsNight when the new network launched Oct. 1, 1993. He has also been a frequent contributor on ESPN Radio since June 1992.