This feeling will never get old.
After another day at the office for the Eagles, the fans can proudly say that the Birds are the best team in the NFL after a dominating 51-23 victory for Philly over Denver at the Linc on Sunday afternoon. The Birds are now 8-1 heading into their bye week.
In the win, the Eagles ran all over what was the top-ranked defense in football. New kid on the block, Jay Ajayi, made an immediate impact with 77 rushing yards and one touchdown. Zach Ertz didn’t play, but no problem as Trey Burton and Brent Celek stepped up and also we saw a glimpse of vintage Alshon Jeffery, who finished with 84 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Pre-game, Celek and LeGarrette Blount created a special moment:
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 5, 2017
With the Eagles off to this great start, it is reminiscent of 2004, the last time the birds went to the Super Bowl. The numbers back up the parallels too.
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Around the NFC East, the Cowboys did something the Eagles couldn’t and defeated the Chiefs. The Redskins went into Seattle and took down the Seahawks. In New Jersey, the Giants sunk deeper than before and gave up 51 to the Los Angeles Rams in their 7th loss of the year.
The Birds face the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in two weeks after the bye. It will be a big showdown for the NFC East.
Also, the AJ Green took out his frustration of this season on the Jaguars:
Think that was rough? Mike Evans may have it topped.
Before the trade deadline, the 49ers got Jimm Garoppolo from the Patriots, however, San Francisco GM John Lynch tried to pry Tom Brady away from New England.
Earlier in the weekend, the Sixers toppled the Pacers thanks in large part to the clutch shooting of J.J. Redick down the stretch. The team now has a winning record for the first time in four years.
Redick’s three-point shot had Marc Zumoff going bananas:
— Nick M (@SportsDirectTV) November 4, 2017
Although the first-year Sixer took over late, the ball was distributed pretty well throughout. From our Kevin Kinkead’s takeaways from the win:
For all of the talk of Redick’s performance, I think the most impressive thing was the spread of the offensive output.
All five starters finished in double figures on a combined 53.7 field goal percentage (37-69).
Redick, Dario Saric, and Robert Covington all shot above 50% from three-point range:
- Redick – 8/12
- Covington – 5/9
- Saric – 3/5
That’s 16-26 for a 61.5% average. Those are ridiculous numbers. The only thing bringing down the average is the 0-5 combined number put up by Joel Embiid, Jerryd Bayless, and Richaun Holmes. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot finished 2-5 behind the arc, but hit his threes in the second quarter, when the team was really struggling.
The Sixers start a west coast swing off with a game at the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night at 9pm.
Meanwhile, the Sixers are still trying to trade Jahlil Okafor, however, probably the most interested team, the Boston Celtics, don’t want to trade first round picks for the big man, according to The Boston Globe:
The 76ers are trying to trade former No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor after determining he is no longer in their plans. Okafor was considered a future NBA star during his high school days and lone season at Duke, but the league’s uptempo style along with Okafor’s inability to shoot from the perimeter has left him essentially useless for the 76ers. Okafor has been a good trooper but wants a change. Philadelphia does not want to buy out his contract and then watch him sign with a conference rival with no compensation. The Celtics have long held interest in Okafor, but as more of a project than an immediate contributor. Boston is also not willing to part with a first-round pick for Okafor. The 76ers have done a poor job of showcasing Okafor and maintaining his market value. He has played just one game this season, scoring 10 points in 22 minutes in a blowout loss to Toronto on Oct. 21. Okafor has gotten into premium shape and has the ability to run the floor, but he hasn’t attempted a 3-pointer since his rookie season. The question for interested teams is whether Okafor can serve as a consistent post presence. There are plenty of teams willing to give a 21-year-old former top prospect an opportunity. But the 76ers aren’t giving him away for free.
The Flyers lost 5-4 to the Avalanche on Saturday night in a shootout, dropping the team to 7-6-2. The team has a few days off until it returns to the ice on Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Wells Fargo Center. Puck drops at 7pm.
Sean Couturier used the time off to take in that Eagles game on Sunday.
Penn State’s loss essentially eliminates the Nittany Lions from contention for the College Football Playoff. It dropped them from 7th to 16th in the latest AP Top 25. Here is the latest top 10:
- Notre Dame
The second edition of the CFB rankings will be released on Tuesday night.
PSU may have lost, but James Franklin wanted to make sure his players shook hands with the Spartans:
— High & Outside Sports (@HighandOutside_) November 4, 2017
The Houston Astros held their World Series championship parade late last week and this act of kindness will warm your heart and take you on an emotional roller coaster:
— Enokez (@AlanEnokian) November 3, 2017
Some say Saturday night’s card was a historic night for UFC. Our own Kevin Kinkead has a great piece on it.
In some surprising news…an American won the NYC marathon. First time, long time for the women’s race too.
In non sports news, it was a big non-sports weekend…
A gunman killed 26 people at a church in Texas on Sunday morning. Dozens of others are injured.
Senator Rand Paul was attacked at his home this weekend, has fractured ribs, among other injuries.
A Florida woman got a DUI while riding a horse.
Netflix may kill off Frank Underwood from House of Cards.
It was a jam-packed weekend, enjoy your Monday!