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The Eagles get lucky in London

November 2, 2018

On Sunday morning, the Philadelphia Eagles squeaked by the Jacksonville Jaguars by the score of 24-18 at Wembley Stadium. The team was very fortunate to be tied at halftime, since the offense was very inconsistent, having two turnovers. In the second half, the Eagles’ new running back Josh Adams almost cost the team the game before his apparent fumble was overturned on an instant replay review. The Eagles now have their bye week and will play Dallas at home Nov. 11 on Sunday Night Football.

The first college football playoff rankings have come out. The top four teams are Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame. These rankings will likely change since Alabama and LSU play each other this weekend. Unfortunately for me as a Notre Dame fan, Alabama is going to be the big favorite to win this year‘s national championship again. They actually have a productive offense this year, which is a bonus for the Crimson Tide's already staunch defense.

On Tuesday, I went to the Cape Henlopen soccer game against Wilmington Charter Cchool. Cape won 4-1. I was impressed with the Cape defense. On the offensive side, Charter gave them the first goal on a failed goalie clear. They scored three more on one set piece and two nice crosses into the box. In order for them to have a chance to advance in the playoffs, I think they will need to increase their pace of play in the offensive third of the field. Cape has only lost two games so far this season! I wish them good luck in the playoffs. 

  • 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.