It wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done.
The Eagles earned a sloppy 33-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers in less than ideal conditions yesterday. With the victory, the Birds improved to 7-1 and extended their win streak to six games, both of which are best in the NFL right now. Go through the win again with our live-thread.
Also, see how the CB staff did with their predictions for the contest.
Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery connected for the first time this season the way everyone envisioned in the off-season:
And that prompted another baseball celebration afterwards:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 29, 2017
Also, it was the first time Brent Celek has faced his little brother, who is on the 49ers, in an NFL game.
For those of you who watched the game at home, your heart stopped for a few seconds when the feed suddenly changed to FXX.
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The Birds host the Broncos next week. It’s slated for a 1pm kick-off and is on CBS.
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The Redskins and Cowboys battled in torrential downpours with Dallas emerging victorious. The loss severely hurt Washington’s playoff chances this season. The New York Giants were on a bye.
Elsewhere around the NFL, all except for a few Texans kneeled during the national anthem in response to their owner’s remarks during the week:
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 29, 2017
The Patriots defeated the Chargers, 21-13, and Bill Bellichek was his usual self afterwards:
— Tom Shattuck (@tomshattuck) October 29, 2017
From the gridiron to the diamond…Game 5 of the World Series was won last night by the Astros, 13-12.
The Sixers were there:
— Tom McGinnis (@McGinnisThomas) October 29, 2017
Joel Embiid was scouting the talent:
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) October 29, 2017
Safe to say Embiid was enjoying the game as well:
Joel Embiid was all of us watching that game! 😂😭
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 30, 2017
Game 6 is slated for Halloween Night at 8:20pm in LA.
Hopefully by then this baseball-gate will be figured out:
Pitchers and coaches from both the Dodgers and Astros complained Saturday night about the World Series baseballs—and this time the controversy is not just about liveliness. They say there is a new problem: the baseballs used in the World Series are slicker than the ones used in the regular season because of a difference in the grain of the leather. The slicker World Series balls particularly make it hard to throw a good slider, they claim.
Perhaps Gabe Kapler could hitch a ride back to Philly with the Sixers as Kapler will become the next Phillies manager. It’s safe to say the Phillies will have the hottest manager in baseball.
More not-so-good, but not-so-unexpected news came down on Sunday afternoon regarding Markelle Fultz and his shoulder:
A team source confirms that Fultz has now seen three specialists, all of whom have concluded that there’s no structural damage. From the sounds of it, Fultz should be eligible to return sometime after three weeks, presumably once he’s brought back up to speed and has time to practice with the team after his follow-up visit. I would also imagine that sitting Fultz has a lot to do with his mental state as well. Playing through an injury while limited as an established player is one thing, doing so as a rookie is another. It does no one any good to for Fultz to have his confidence further eroded playing with an injury.
Without the top draft pick, the Sixers earned a nice, road win over Nerlens Noel and the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Our Kevin Kinkead compiled his takeaways.
The Sixers visit the Rockets tonight at 8pm.
The Flyers defeated the Maple Leafs over the weekend, but suffered a big loss. From Anthony SanFilippo’s takeaways:
He [Gostisbehere] was a victim of an unnecessary hit by Leafs center Leo Komorov that drove him into the boards face first, resulting in a probable concussion.
It’s the second head injury this month for Gostisbehere, who was in danger of missing the season opener after a similar hit in the Flyers’ final preseason game, but he played and prospect defenseman Sam Morin sat in the press box for the first four games of the season before being sent back to the Phantoms.
With Andrew MacDonald already sidelined for at least a month with a knee injury, the Flyers defense could be in dire straits if Gostisbehere has to miss any extended time.
The Flyers return to the ice tonight at home against the Arizona Coyotes. Puck drops at 7pm.
Penn State wasn’t the the only one getting tripped up at the Horseshoe:
— ABBY GRAU (@abbygrau) October 29, 2017
The result dropped PSU in the latest Associated Press Top 25 and catapulted the Buckeyes. Here is the new top 10:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Penn State
Those rankings lose meaning a bit starting this week with the first College Football Playoff Rankings of the season set to be released on Tuesday night.
Locally, Temple fell to Army in overtime, but had a feel-good moment late last week. I love these videos:
"He is EVERYTHING that this program is all about."-@CoachCollins
Pretty great morning for Rob Ritrovato… Who is now on full scholarship😎 pic.twitter.com/D7I6QP9aiY
— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) October 27, 2017
In the Arizona State-USC game, the officials needed to get the teams from the locker room to finish the first half.
Sources have confirmed to The Read Optional reports from elsewhere that Tennessee has offered over $10 million a year to Jon Gruden.
This was kind of awkward:
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) October 28, 2017
In somewhat sports news, Shooter McGavin was arrested for DWI.
The latest Crossing BroadCast dropped this morning talking Eagles-Niners.
In non-sports news…
Philadelphia is in contention for Amazon’s HQ2, by many people’s opinion.
Chik-Fil-A is testing spicy chicken strips in Philly.
First indictments in the Mueller investigation are set to come today.
And lastly, an Apple engineer lost his job because his daughter vlogged iPhone X: