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         === Eagles beat Bucs on final play to halt eight-game skid ===
 
 Tampa,  FL (Sports  Network) -  Nick Foles  found Jeremy  Maclin for  a 1-yard
 touchdown  as time  expired to lift the Philadelphia Eagles past the Tampa Bay
 Buccaneers, 23-21, on Sunday.
 
 The Eagles trailed 21-10 and put up a touchdown with 3:55 remaining to make it
 a  one-score  game, then took  over again on their  own 36-yard line with just
 2:44  left. On  3rd-and-14, Foles  found Maclin  for a  23-yard completion  to
 keep the drive alive.
 
 Foles  turned  to Maclin once  again on 3rd-and-10  at the Buccaneers' 40, but
 Maclin  could only pick  up nine yards. Foles took it himself on 4th-and-1 and
 quickly spiked the ball to stop the clock with 35 ticks showing.
 
 After three straight incomplete passes, Foles connected with Jason Avant for a
 22-yard gain to the Tampa Bay 1-yard line.
 
 Foles  sprinted  to the  line  and  spiked the  ball  with  two seconds  left.
 Following a Buccaneers timeout, the rookie signal-caller took the shotgun snap
 and  delivered a  perfect pass to Maclin,  who slid across the end zone on his
 knees.
 
 "He came off (the field) and he wanted that play. That's the one he liked the
 best. He was feeling it," said Eagles coach Andy Reid. "Hey, listen, that's a
 great thing when your quarterback is in tune like that. When he came off he
 was saying, 'I'm feeling this one right here.' I'm proud of the kid."
 
 It  was  unclear if Maclin was  able to keep his  left foot in bounds, but the
 call was confirmed following an official review.
 
 Philadelphia  (4-9)  snapped an eight-game  losing streak -- the longest since
 Andy  Reid took over as head coach in 1999 -- with the win. Foles finished the
 game 32-for-51 passing for a career-high 381 yards.
 
 The  Bucs  (6-7) lost their  third straight to fall  further behind in the NFC
 playoff  race despite Doug Martin carrying the ball 28 times for 128 yards and
 a touchdown.
 
 "We have to find a way to make more plays and score more points," said Tampa
 Bay quarterback Josh Freeman. "That is what the game is all about, winning and
 losing. Any time you lose a close one it is going to be pretty rough."
 
 Tampa  entered  the  second  half  trailing 10-0,  but  caught  a  break  when
 Philadelphia's  Damaris Johnson muffed Michael Koenen's punt and the Bucs took
 over on the Eagles' 5.
 
 Martin  was stopped  at the 1 on  first down, and after throwing an incomplete
 pass on 2nd-and-goal, Freeman found Mike Williams for a 1-yard touchdown.
 
 Freeman's  13-yard  touchdown pass to Vincent  Jackson gave Tampa a 14-10 lead
 early  in the fourth quarter. Earlier in the nine-play trek, Freeman hooked up
 with Jackson for a 40-yard completion down the left sideline before going back
 to first-year Buccaneer five plays later for the score.
 
 The  Bucs  forced a three-and-out  on the  ensuing possession, then marched 75
 yards  for  their third touchdown  of the second half  -- a 4-yard Martin rush
 with 7:21 left to play.
 
 On  3rd-and-7 at the  Eagles 40, Freeman found Jackson for a short pass to the
 right side and he turned it up field for a 28-yard catch-and-run to set up the
 score.
 
 The  Eagles,  though, answered back  with a touchdown  of their own when Foles
 found  Clay Harbor in the back of the end zone from 11 yards out. Philadelphia
 attempted a two-point conversion to try make it a three-point game, but Foles'
 pass  to  Dion Lewis  fell incomplete  and the Eagles  trailed 21-16 with 3:55
 left.
 
 After  having all  their drives end in  punts over the first 23 minutes of the
 game,  Alex  Henery finally put  the Eagles on the  board with a 28-yard field
 goal midway through the second quarter.
 
 Foles'  10-yard touchdown  run capped  a 7-play,  80 yard  drive that  put the
 Eagles  up 10-0 late in the first half. The young signal-caller hooked up with
 Avant  on  3rd-and-4 from the  Bucs' 49 for  a 39-yard catch-and-run and Foles
 took it in himself on the next play for his first career rushing score.
 
 Henery  missed  a 58-yarder at the  end of the  first half, banging it off the
 left  upright, to  prevent Philadelphia  from  extending its  lead. Prior  the
 attempt,  the  Eagles were penalized for  a false start. Henery later missed a
 31-yarder in the third quarter.
 
 The  second-year  kicker had  made 23  consecutive field  goals before the two
 misses.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Avant  had  seven catches for  133 yards and Maclin  caught nine balls for 104
 yards  and  a touchdown ...  Philadelphia running  back Bryce Brown rushed for
 just  six yards and 12 carries after amassing 347 yards and four touchdowns in
 his  two previous starts  ... The Eagles are 9-7 all-time versus Tampa Bay ...
 The Bucs are 3-6 against the NFC this season.
 
 12/09 19:04:26 ET