Upset. Distraught. Unsettled. Sick.
I don’t know what word to use to describe how I feel, how you feel, how we all feel. Yesterday was the truest definition of bitter-sweet. The Eagles got the 43-35 win over the LA Rams and clinched the NFC East, but lost Carson Wentz to what appears to be a torn ACL.
Nick Foles entered the game and led the team to victory along with the defense hunkering down and making some key stops and forcing a fumble to earn the victory. In reality, what happened on the field was tremendous as the Birds are back in the driver’s seat for the top seed in the NFC and are the first team to clinch a playoff berth this year. However, all the eyes are on the status of Carson Wentz.
Wentz was seen with a brace and got carted to the team bus from the locker room:
Carson Wentz Carter off with left knee in brace leaving stadium in LA pic.twitter.com/4LDOQkk8UA
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) December 11, 2017
However, before that Wentz was with the team in the locker room celebrating and it was lit:
— Ronald Darby (@realronalddarby) December 11, 2017
Wentz himself even chimed in on Twitter:
NFC East Champs! So proud of the resiliency of this team. Such a special group of men.
And I greatly appreciate all the prayers! I know my God is a powerful one with a perfect plan. Time to just lean in to him and trust whatever the circumstances! #Proverbs3:5-6
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) December 11, 2017
He will undergo an MRI on Monday and according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the initial tests did not make it definite that it is a complete tear of the ACL, leaving some slimmer of hope for the Eagles this season.
I think we all felt the way Kyle did, and summed up well here:
I have so many thoughts. So many feelings. And yet, I can’t feel anything. I’m numb. At one point during the fourth quarter, as I paced around the family room staring at my phone in disbelief, my wife mentioned that she thought it was warm in the house. I wasn’t sure how to respond, because I couldn’t feel things. If anything, I felt a slight tingle in my left knee in oneness with Wentz.
Doug’s press conference at noon will be the biggest of his career, if we don’t hear of the results sooner.
Back to the field– the game was one of best back-and-forth battles I’ve seen in awhile, with any team. Re-live the roller coaster ride with our game thread. Also, see what the CB staff thought would happen in the game, with our game predictions.
The Eagles fans were out in full force all weekend in LA and definitely outnumbered the Rams fans at the Coliseum yesterday. Proof within. Also, our old friend Chip Kelly now works out there and Eagles fans found him:
There were a few LA fans in the stands and Chis Long had an encounter with one of them:
They say our Philly fans are rough 🤔
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 11, 2017
Back on the east coast, one Eagles fan was really busy this weekend:
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) December 10, 2017
Staying positive, with the win yesterday and the Vikings’ loss, the Eagles need to win just two of the final three games to get the top seed in the NFC. Even if the Eagles lose Wentz and have to play with Nick Foles, they can still get the bye and homefield by just beating the Giants and Cowboys down the stretch. If you ask LeSean McCoy, the Birds should not be worried with Foles under center:
I played with nick he is a true baller
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) December 11, 2017
It’s a shame the ending between the highly-anticipated Goff vs. Wentz battle finished the way it did with Carson leaving early. ESPN debated the former top two picks.
Keep it locked to CB for tons of more content on the game and the developing Carson Wentz situation. If we can, we’ll try to move on to other topics in this roundup.
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Just moments after the news that Wentz was out for the rest of the game broke we found out that Joel Embiid was scratched from Sunday night’s against the Pelicans. It is still is unknown the extent of the injury, but it didn’t just happen:
Embiid initially hurt his back against the Lakers.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) December 11, 2017
The show went on against NOLA and despite a 40-point third quarter, the Sixers fell in the contest 131-124. With the loss, Philly fell to 13-13 overall this season.
On Saturday, the Sixers took on the Cavs and nearly had a win there too, but fell short. Recap:
The Sixers face the Timberwolves on Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m.
Off the court, Jahlil Okafor is settling in up in Brooklyn and took to Insta:
The Browns had a 14-point lead over the Packers in the fourth quarter…but lost in overtime and the Bills won in overtime with a walk-off rushing touchdown from Shady McCoy over the Colts in less than ideal conditions:
— ABC News (@ABC) December 11, 2017
This extra point was wild:
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 10, 2017
A new rivalry may have begun down in Jacksonville as the Jaguars took down the Seahawks and at the end of the game, things got a little Malice in the Palace-esque:
Things are getting UGLY in Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/rsPnztEZAs
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 11, 2017
On Saturday, Army-Navy took place at the Linc in the snow and did not disappoint as Army won a 14-13 triumph with Navy missing a field goal with time expiring.
Before the game began, the National Anthem was enough to get you ready to go to war:
Also, this open from CBS was quite good:
Since 1890, the Army/Navy game has celebrated those who have committed their lives to protecting our country.
For the 118th time, it’s much more than just a football game. pic.twitter.com/f8ruphRpUd
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 9, 2017
Saturday night, Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma won the Heisman Trophy, while Penn State’s Saquon Barkley finished fourth:
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) December 10, 2017
Two former Tigers were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In non-sports news…
Six Flags Great Adventure canceled a record attempt snowball fight because of snow.
Game of Thrones reportedly won’t return until 2019.
It’s Monday, the Eagles season hangs in the balance, and Brett Brown sums it up perfectly:
Brett Brown finding out about the Wentz injury: pic.twitter.com/IaUe9OX8HH
— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) December 11, 2017