It was a must win for both teams entering Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon. After a bit of a shaky first half, mostly due to a pair of terrible passes by Sam Bradford, the Eagles turned it on in the second half, picking up a 39-17 win over the Saints and saving their season.
With that out of the way, let's look at five takeaways from huge Eagles win.
On Saturday night, with the Dodgers trailing the Mets 2-1 in the seventh inning, a controversial play took place that swung the momentum of the game (and if you ask some people, the momentum of the series already, somehow).
Howie Kendrick stepped to the plate with runners on the corners and grounded one to the middle of the diamond. In an effort to break up a potential double-play, Chase Utley slid hard into (within somewhat of the vicinity of) second base and took out Ruben Tejada, allowing the tying run to score.
Utley was initially ruled out, but the play was overturned and he was put on second base. Tejada would be carted off the field and head to the hospital with a fractured right fibula.
The Dodgers would go on to score three more runs in the inning and win 5-2, tying the series at 1-1.
Ben & Dan are joined by on-again off-again fantasy columnist, Brian, to discuss all the fantasy relevant notes from the upcoming week 5 slate.
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When you first get to the Wells Fargo Center this season for a Flyers or Sixers game you'll notice a few changes. The Campo's near section 113 is now a Lee's Hoagie House and Chick-fil-A will now have some booths, which we certainly will welcome with open arms. The talk of the WFC though are the new self-serve beer machines brought to you by Anheuser-Busch.
Nik Stauskas will be reduced to a cheerleader for much if not all of the preseason as he has a stress fracture in his right tibia aka the larger of the two shin bones. Nik says he plans to be back by the start of the regular season, giving him a little over 3 weeks to heal up.
Well the silver lining is that the whole division is a mess right now, so it's still up for grabs. It seems like the 2014 NFC South made a trek up north for this season, as last season's division winner was the Carolina Panthers at 8-8. Only a game back of Dallas, New York, and Washington, we can't count the Eagles out yet.
The Eagles put together an all around terrible effort on Sunday afternoon against the Redskins at FedEx Field. Despite horrible play on both sides of the ball, the Eagles still found themselves with an opportunity to with the game.
A late touchdown drive by the Redskins would propel them past the Eagles 23-20, dropping the Eagles to just 1-3 on the season.
With that out of the way, let's look at five takeaways from the Eagles' loss to the Redskins.
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!