Thanksgiving football games

November 24, 2023

On Monday Night Football, the now 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles were able to overcome a lackluster performance to get the win. They were trailing 17-7 at halftime and did not look good doing it. They ultimately won the game 21-17, but it was questionable right up to the end. The defense was able to shut down the Chiefs in the second half with a significant amount of help from the Chiefs’ receivers dropping passes. 

On Sunday, the Eagles will play the 6-5 Buffalo Bills who have an explosive offense. The Eagles have a two-game home stand coming up with Buffalo and ending with the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles got some help in the overall conference standings from the Green Bay Packers in the Thanksgiving game when they were able to upset the now 8-3 Detroit Lions in impressive fashion. In the second game, the 8-3 Dallas Cowboys dominated the Washington Commanders by the score of 45-10. In the nightcap, 8-3 San Francisco beat the Seattle Seahawks by a wide margin. 

The Eagles have a two-game lead in the standings for now, lets hope that continues.

I was surprised to hear that the Phillies already signed Aaron Nola to a seven-year contract, barely a month after the season was over. Apparently this was because the Atlanta Braves really wanted to sign him too. Giving a seven-year contract to a 31-year-old pitcher is very risky. I hope Aaron can stay healthy for the first four or five years of the contract. I don’t expect the Phillies to do anything more significant except maybe trading Nick Castellanos, hopefully for a more consistent hitter. I’m not a huge fan of having the exact same team come back from year to year.

Congratulations goes out to the Cape Henlopen boys’ soccer team for making it to the state finals for the first time ever. They lost by a score of 4-2, but at halftime it was tied 1-1. I hope the program can continue this great progress. It is no shame to lose to Salesianum since they have won 10 of the last 12 soccer championships. Now we can look forward to the winter and spring sports. Hopefully for more Cape championships!


  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Although he’s used a wheelchair 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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