After a 3-0 start to the season, the Eagles failed to get their fourth win, as they fell to the 49ers by a final score of 26-21. We don't expect a team to go 16-0 in a season; with the exception of the Patriots a few years ago, no one does it. However, there are just some losses where you look back on at the end of the season and just wonder "How did we manage to blow that one?"
Take solace in that.
Unfortunately, seasons such as this one are likely to continue until the Phillies begin to make some radical changes within the organization.
Perhaps the only person as frustrated as the fans with this team, Cole Hamels, was on the mound today and continued to receive little support from his teammates in a 2-1 loss to the Braves.
There was no build up needed for this game, as Eagles and Redskins fans have had this game circled on their calendars since the schedule out months ago. Desean Jackson had a good game himself, but it wasn't enough to silence the Philadelphia crowd. Eagles fans were on him from the get go, and didn't relent until the final whistle.
The Flyers rookies took on the Washington Capitals rookies today at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. In a dominant performance the Flyers took the win 3-0 in a game that saw goals from Petr Straka, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Kevin Goumas.
10-0. That was Andrew Luck's career record after a loss heading into Monday night. In his short two plus year career, Luck has not lost consecutive games....until the Eagles came to town.
Early on, it looked as if that record would go to 11-0, as Foles and the Philadelphia offense struggled to get anything going. The line was having a hard time keeping off the rush, as they looked a little lost without veteran Evan Mathis. The offense was only able to muster up 6 points on two field goals in the first half.
Major League Baseball has suspended Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon for seven games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in Sunday's game.
Papelbon grabbed his crotch at the fans when exiting the field as the boos rained down. He was swiftly ejected and then proceeded to get into it with the umpire.
The Eagles' romp through the AFC South division continues Monday night, as the birds take on the 2013 AFC South division champion Indianapolis Colts. While they are a very talented football team, the Colts are a strange contender in that they have some very obvious flaws in their roster. Their problems aren't as big as the Jaguars' problems, but they are still very much a vulnerable if played against correctly.
David Buchanan was able to string together another solid outing on Sunday, as the rookie starter tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing just one run.
Unfortunately for Buchanan and the Phillies, the solid outing would come on one of the few days this season where closer Jonathan Papelbon has been roughed up. Papelbon entered the ninth with a three-run lead, but quickly saw that lead disappear, as he allowed four runs to blow the save and take the loss as the Phillies fell 5-4 to the Marlins.
Not everything went the Eagles' way during Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Obviously the first half wasn't great, but the Eagles more than made up for it in the second half to secure a 34-17 victory. But the real bad news came in the form of season ending injuries to a couple of key players.
Buffalo: CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson continue to run neck and neck. Spiller had the added benefit of a receiving TD this week, but their numbers were still very close. Sammy Watkins still has room to improve, only catching 3 balls for 31 yards.
Miami: Bill Lazor, the Dolphins offensive coordinator, said today that the team will continue to rotate Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller. Moreno had a good game against New England this week and is creeping in to RB2 discussion.
New England: For having a limited workload, Rob Gronkowski looked fine in week 1, even scoring a TD. Ride Gronk as much as you can and hopefully he stays injury free. Given the fact that pretty much all but 3 TE's suck this year, having Gronk is an asset. Brady didn't look very good, often just throwing the ball up for grabs. Tread lightly with him this year.
NY Jets: Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory split the workload right down the middle, adding another timeshare to an NFL that is already being overrun with them. Eric Decker is the only receiver on this team with any fantasy relevance.