By ERNEST HOOPER
© St. Petersburg Times, published December 31, 2000
4:15 p.m. today
TV: Ch. 13
OF NOTE: The formula for beating the Bucs almost always involves running the ball. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is capable of scrambling for big yards, and new addition Chris Warren may help at running back, but Philadelphia won't score more than 14 points without a conventional rushing attack. That leaves it up to the offense to make the hallowed 17-point guarantee stick. The Philly D is sticky, but with last week's chilling experience in Green Bay serving as a guide on how to play in the cold, Shaun King and Warrick Dunn will deliver.
KEY INJURIES: Bucs -- LB Derrick Brooks (shoulder), LB Jamie Duncan (knee), DT Marcus Jones (foot), DE Steve White (hip) are probable. Eagles -- RB Darnell Autry (ankle) is doubtful. WR Charles Johnson (shoulder), TE Chad Lewis (elbow), DT Corey Simon (back) are probable.
HOOPER'S PICK: Bucs 17, Eagles 13