Sidelines: Devastating loss for the Eagles

December 15, 2018

On Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles lost in overtime 29-23 to the Dallas Cowboys. This loss has virtually ended the Eagles’ hopes for a chance to defend their Super Bowl championship.

The Cowboys actually played a whole lot better than the Birds in the first half of the game, but they were only up 6-0 at halftime because of an amazing 63-yard field goal as the half ended.

I am getting tired of our defense and the bend but not break mentality. That is very annoying as a fan, and it keeps our offense off the field. In the first 3 quarters, the offense was a mess, but they did come alive in the 4th quarter, at least enough to force the game into overtime, which was of no help when the Eagles let the Cowboys’ offense drive right down the field to score the game-winning touchdown.

To make things worse, on Monday, after the game, it was revealed that Carson Wentz has a back injury, which may force him to miss the rest of the season. Nick Foles will have to come to the rescue again, but I don’t think it will make much difference this year.

The Eagles’ next game is against the Los Angeles Rams, which is one of the best teams in the NFL. They score an average of 32+ points every game compared to the Eagles’ 21.6 points per game. We’ll see what happens.

That's enough depressing news about the Eagles. Let's think Spring 2019.

At the baseball winter meetings in Las Vegas, the Phillies are making some news. They acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen who has played with the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees. He was a very good player earlier in his career for the Pittsburgh Pirates as well.

I hope McCutchen can play for the Phillies almost as well as he did for the Pirates, but that could be wishful thinking on my part. I'm hoping for at least one more big trade move. Like a good left-handed starting pitcher.

Go Phillies.



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