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Eagles pull off a great surprise win

October 23, 2020

The first half of the Eagles game was quite infuriating to watch. The offense had a bunch of chances to score points but blew them. Missing a 29-yard field goal was almost too much to watch. If they want a chance to get back to a .500 record, they have to step up their efforts with plays that are dependable and not just field goal efforts. Due to so many failed plays, the score was 10-7 at halftime. The Giants took full advantage of this momentum going into the second half of the game.

By the fourth quarter, the Giants were leading 21-10. I think most of us thought it was a done deal, but the Eagles’ offense put it in high gear the last five minutes of the game. That's not a great way to win games, but it certainly was a great surprise. The Giants’ defense also helped out by committing some significant penalties on the last two drives. Again, counting on the opposing team's mistakes is not a good way to be a championship team.

If the Eagles want to take advantage of this huge victory, the defensive line has to get more consistent pressure on the quarterback. And Carson Wentz has to continue to produce as many passing yards as he did in this game. The Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys next after a 10-day break. Hopefully this break is used wisely.

The baseball World Series is tied at one game a piece. I believe the Los Angeles Dodgers are still the significant favorites to win. Their lineup is a whole lot deeper than Tampa Bay’s. I am hoping for a six- or a seven-game series just so we can hang on to the baseball season as long as possible. It has been 30 years since the Dodgers won the World Series back in 1988, so I am rooting for them to win and will enjoy watching either way.

Speaking of ancient history in the world of baseball, this year is the 40th anniversary of the first time the Phillies won the World Series way back in 1980. It took another 28 years for them to win again in 2008, so maybe next year will be their year to shine.

In another blast from the past moment, I heard that Jameer Nelson is going to become a coach for the 76ers developmental league team in Delaware. That's if there actually is minor league basketball in 2021. That news made me feel old because he was a college superstar at St. Joe’s University when I was in college at Delaware.

Sorry, I'm obviously feeling nostalgic this week. Probably COVID fatigue, haha.

 

  • 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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