My goodness. What a loss.
It was Fletcher Cox’s worst loss of his career. It was something that we’ve seen so many times outside of last season. The Eagles from last year aren’t back. The Eagles we’ve grown up with definitely are.
They blew a 17-0 lead in the fourth quarter and gave up three touchdowns to Cam Newton and the Panthers to fall to 3-4 in a 21-17 loss. Jim Schwartz and the pass defense fell apart late. Carson Wentz, yes he’s getting some part of the blame, and the offense choked late. Matter of fact, the offense has struggled this entire year with the exception of the Giants win.
Kevin will have more on the game as well as the Eric Reid-Malcolm Jenkins beef that started at the coin toss and lingered into the locker rooms. The Birds go to London on Sunday to take on a Jacksonville team that has their own problems.
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After the Sixers took care of the Bulls in their home opener on Thursday, the team hosted Orlando in a thrilling 116-115 win on Saturday night. Joel Embiid had a team-high 32 points, but it was JJ Redick and his eight 3s that helped the Sixers get ahead. He also had the game-winning 3 with 17 seconds left. Ben Simmons left the game in the first half due to back tightness. No word on how serious it was.
Up next is a road matchup against Detroit tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, did the NBA screw the Sixers again? Probably.
The Flyers also won on Saturday after a dismal performance against Columbus. Defensive pairings were switched and Jake Voracek was moved, not demoted, to the second line where he had a goal and two assists in the team’s 5-2 win over the Devils. Travis Konecny, Nolan Patrick, Wayne Simmonds, and Scott Laughton scored the other four goals, the latter two scoring on empty-netters. Brian Elliott stopped 19 of 21 shots, with both goals he gave up coming on the power play.
Konecny now has a three-game point streak after a slow start to the season. He’ll hope he can make it four games tonight as the Flyers host the Avalanche at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
The Union fell to the Red Bulls 1-0 yesterday at Talen Energy Stadium. They’ll play NYCFC next week.
Temple upset undefeated and 20th ranked Cincinnati 24-17 Saturday at the Linc. It was their first win at home against a top 20 team since 1936.
In other sports news, Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, and Chris Paul all got suspended for a fight that took place late in the Rockets-Lakers game on Saturday night.
The Dodgers took care of the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS and will take on the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Game 1 is Tuesday. (Kinkead: I’d like both teams to lose)
Former Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth has been released from prison.
College Gameday finally went to Washington State and it was lit. It also helped that the Cougars took care of Oregon
In the news, there’s a search for suspects involved in a shootout outside the Springfield Mall on Saturday.
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