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Disappointing loss for the Philadelphia Eagles

October 26, 2018

This past Sunday, the Eagles lost in shocking fashion to the Carolina Panthers, when they gave up a 17-0 lead in the fourth quarter. Most of the blame goes to the defense. The criticism of Carson Wentz is unfounded. He did his job. What I don’t understand is why there wasn’t more pressure on the Carolina’s quarterback Cam Newton. The Eagles already had a strong lead and should have blitzed more with the defensive line. The Panthers’ only way to get back into the game at that juncture was to pass the ball, and the Eagles should have been able to accomplish that.

The NFL season is already approaching the halfway point and the Eagles have to make the playoffs if they hope to have any chance to actually defend their Super Bowl championship. This team has to get their act together NOW in order to accomplish that. The Eagles are now two games behind the first-place Washington Redskins in the division standings. This not what a defending championship team should look like.

This week the Eagles play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Both teams are being held to high expectations. The Jaguars were in the AFC championship game last year, but they are also struggling this season. We can only hope that the Eagles show up big time and that the Jaguars continue to not look like a championship team. Come on, Eagles!

The Boston Red Sox are leading the World Series 2-0. The next three games are in Los Angeles. The Dodgers will have to hope that the warm weather will wake up their offense or they will not be going back to Boston for game six. Two of their best players are left handers Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger. Both have been benched during the World Series. I would like to see the Dodgers coaching staff stop paying so much attention to the statistics of the left-handed batters and just let them bat. Benching them has not worked! With so few games left, let's see what they can do and just maybe make this an exciting ending to this MLB season.

  • 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.