Sidelines: Strange victory for the Eagles
Last Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled out a win by the score of 25-22 over the New York Giants. I have to admit that I was one of those fed-up fans at halftime. Their first half performance was the worst of this season! The defense looked completely lost out there, and the offense wasn't that much better. I don't know what was said in the locker room at halftime, but it worked!
The second half was played like a completely different team. The defensive line finally did their job and put pressure on the quarterback, which helped their inexperienced secondary players as well. The offense seemed to have the same drive and started to move the ball more consistently down the field. Without this win, their season was over.
The Eagles’ next game is against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night football. Because it is a divisional game, and both the Redskins and Dallas have records as bad as the Eagles, the Eagles still have a chance to make the playoffs. My prediction is that the first round of the playoffs will be as far as they will go this year. Just too many injuries.
This weekend is conference championship weekend in college football. This will determine who gets into the 4 team college playoff. Notre Dame is already in the playoff because they don’t have a conference championship to play and they are undefeated this season. Alabama plays Georgia in a virtual playoff game for the SEC Championship. The winner is in, and if Georgia is the loser, they will be out. I hope Oklahoma (Big12) and Clemson (ACC) are the other two teams. The Final 4 will be announced on Sunday.
The major-league baseball free agent period has begun. I hope the Phillies can get the left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin to sign with them. He played with the Arizona Diamondbacks last year. It was very strange last year that the Phillies did not have a left -handed pitcher in the regular rotation for the entire year. I hope this offseason the Phillies follow through on their desire to upgrade their defense in the infield. It was very disappointing last year. I always have high hopes for them, whether they deserve it or not.
See you on the Sidelines!