If you are a Philadelphia sports fan, this was a REALLY bad week!

September 26, 2019

The Eagles lost an incredibly frustrating game to the Detroit Lions, 27-24. None of the team played well the entire game.

In the first quarter, after the Eagles had a successful field goal to take a quick lead, the special teams gave up a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. OUCH! The game went from bad to worse.

The defensive line has not presented any decent pressure on the quarterbacks in these first games of the season. They couldn't even pull off one sack on Matthew Stafford!

The wide receivers also had a very tough game. They dropped the ball seven times overall and missed other opportunities for touchdown passes.

Can you tell I'm not feeling very optimistic at this juncture? It's going to be a stretch to even have a 500 record by the time they play the lackluster New York Jets next Sunday.

The Phillies are sad sacks too. They are now officially out of contention for the playoffs. I know this is not a huge surprise, but, as of about two weeks ago, they at least had a longshot chance. For me, this is a big disappointment because I was one of the diehard fans with high expectations (however unrealistic) at the beginning of the year.

This is the second straight year that the Phillies had a terrible September to end the season. I think that their manager, Gabe Kapler, could be on the hot seat. I have never been a huge fan of his managerial style and, as confident as he was with the media, it just seemed like the players were not as cohesive as they should have been.

I did think that they stepped up a bit when Charlie Manuel came back, but that was a tough role to step into and really be able to make a difference this late in the season.

See you on the sidelines!


  • 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

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