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The Philadelphia Eagles are toast!

December 11, 2020

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles made it a game for a little while against the Green Bay Packers, but in the end they were overwhelmed by a very efficient Packers offense, losing 30-16. In the first half, Carson Wentz struggled so much that he was benched early in the second half to try to give the team a spark. This actually worked. Back-up quarterback Jalen Hurts played pretty well in relief. He did not seem worried to use his legs to buy himself more time behind the weak offensive line. When he threw his first career touchdown pass in the third quarter, and we got a special teams punt return for a touchdown, it was a game again. I knew all along though that Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense were not going to lose this game.

This week the Eagles play the No. 1-seeded team in the NFC, the New Orleans Saints. I think it is a good decision to start Hurts at quarterback in this game for the Eagles, since it is clear that the team is not going to make the playoffs this season. They need to figure out who’s going to be the No. 1 quarterback for the team in the future.

In NBA news, much to my chagrin, a James Harden trade to the 76ers seems like it could still happen. The Houston Rockets need to figure out what they’re going to do, and fast, since the season starts in less than two weeks. If the trade happens with the Rockets, I think Ben Simmons could be a big part of it. We’ll see what happens. I think the Eastern Conference is up for grabs this season. The Western Conference Lakers are going to be the favorite to win the title again.

It’s official, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are back together for at least two more seasons. So good luck to everyone else if the Lakers stay healthy for the whole season.

Congratulations to all high school athletes for completing the fall Sports seasons during the pandemic. It has been great seeing photos of all the athletes playing their respective sports so well while wearing masks. It has to be incredibly difficult, especially in sports like football while also wearing a helmet, and in soccer and field hockey, to wear a face mask with all the running they have to do.

Congratulations to the Cape Henlopen cross country team for winning their first state championship in 19 years. They last won the title when I was in high school at Cape.

Happy Hannukah everyone and have a healthy holiday season. Keep wearing those masks! If the athletes can do it while at a high level of performance, we can do our part and wear them just doing what's needed to be safe in the every day stuff.  

 

  • 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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