On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles lost a close game to World Champion New England Patriots. The Eagles defense actually played quite well, but the offense did not do much past the first 10 minutes of the game. It was difficult to watch. If the offense does not wake up, the Eagles won’t deserve to make it to the playoffs. This coming week will go a long way toward determining that.
The Dallas Cowboys play the New England Patriots, and the Eagles play the Seattle Seahawks. Both opposing teams are quite good.
So, if the Cowboys can beat the Patriots, and the Eagles lose to the Seahawks, which is very possible, the Cowboys would have a two-game lead in the division.
I believe this home game for the Eagles against the Seahawks is a must-win because this year there will only be one representative from the NFC East in the playoffs.
In college football this week, there wasn’t much change to the top five in the rankings. They still are LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, and Alabama. Unfortunately for Alabama, their starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a devastating hip injury. It will be interesting to see if the Tide can stay in contention with their backup quarterback, Mac Jones.
The only significant change to the rest of the top ten standings was the fact that Minnesota, who beat Penn State the week before, lost to Iowa. This drops Minnesota to number 11 in the rankings and ends their hopes of making the 4-team playoff. Penn State is back in the top ten after beating Indiana. It's keeping things interesting for sure.
Following up from last week, congratulations to the Cape Henlopen girls field hockey team for winning yet another state championship. The domination of Cape's field hockey team and the girls' lacrosse team over the last 15 years or so has been quite impressive.