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The Eagles stepped up and beat Dallas

December 29, 2019

The Eagles stepped up and beat Dallas

Last Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles used a 10-0 start to the first quarter to outlast the Dallas Cowboys and get the must-win. The defense played well for the entire game for the first time in about a month. In order for Philadelphia to have any chance to be in a playoff game, the defensive line will need to put more consistent pressure on the New York Giants quarterback.

Carson Wentz played pretty well. He had no well-known receivers for the most part. The offensive MVP for the Eagles was running back Miles Sanders who had a total of about about 150 combined running and receiving yards and has played better each week over the last month. Hopefully he can keep playing like this.

In order for the Eagles to make the playoffs, they have to beat the Giants on Sunday or the Cowboys need to lose to the Redskins. Let’s hope that the Eagles continue to play well this week because the Giants are improving and could easily spoil the party.

In the NBA, once you get past Christmas, the season is about a third over. The 76ers will definitely be in contention to make the Eastern conference finals this year. They have won three straight games, including against the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas day. Milwaukee is the current favorite to make the NBA finals from the Eastern conference. So anything is possible.

In local sports news, it's time for Slam Dunk to the Beach and it always starts off with Cape Henlopen in the opening game. I like to be at that starting game for the tournament and was pleasantly surprised how many people came out. I'm sure the nice weather helped a lot. The out-of-town competition is much stronger, but it's always good to support the home team.

Cape unfortunately was completely overwhelmed by the team they played. The good thing is I don’t think they are playing any more out-of-state teams during the regular season. The second game was a lot more competitive. There was only an 11 point difference between two very athletic and defensive-minded teams. I look forward to seeing a lot more of the games this weekend.

  • 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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