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The battle for Pennsylvania

October 9, 2020

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a surprising victory over the San Francisco 49ers by the score of 25-20. The 49ers had a Hail Mary attempt at the end of the game to win but thankfully that was unsuccessful. The defensive line played very well and put a lot of pressure on the rookie quarterback for the 49ers. This paid off in the end with a pick six interception in the fourth quarter. Since the NFC East division is terrible this year, the Eagles actually are in first place with a 1-2-1 record. Crazy! Any of these teams can still win this division, most likely with a losing record for the season.

Every four years or so, the battle of Pennsylvania happens between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. I won’t be surprised if the Steelers win this game because they are a much more consistent team so far (3-0). They also had a bonus week off to prepare due to a COVID-19 postponement suffered by their last scheduled opponent, the Tennessee Titans.

The French Open tennis tournament will come to a close Sunday. Novak Djokovic seems to be on a mission of redemption for what happened to him at the U.S. Open. If he plays Rafael Nadal in the final, I will definitely be watching. On the women’s side, American Sophia Kenin will be going for her second grand slam of the year. Pretty darn impressive considering she is only 21 years old.

The NBA Finals will probably be over by this weekend, and the Lakers have a 3-1 lead. I think they will win in five games because they don’t want to give Miami any chance to come back like Cleveland and LeBron James did against the Golden State Warriors in 2016. If Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat can pull off the comeback, it will be the best comeback in NBA Finals history.

 

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.

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