The Morning Sports Page
Here is a look at everything that happened over the weekend in Philly Sports:
Eagles Win: The Eagles pound the Jets 45-19 to stay alive in the NFC East race. LeSean McCoy became the teams single-season leader scoring three touchdowns and giving him 20 for the season. Jason Babin recorded three sacks for the second straight game, becoming the 10th player in NFL history to do so, and the first Eagle. He now has a career-high 18 sacks on the season, which is tied for the third-highest total in team history and the most since Clyde Simmons’ 19 in 1992.
The Eagles now must-win on Saturday against Dallas and have the Jets defeat the Giants to stay alive. Then in week 17, the Eagles would need a win over the Redskins and a Giants win over the Cowboys to become division champs.
Welcome Back J-Roll: The Phillies brought back shortstop Jimmy Rollins over the weekend, reports are that he got a three-year deal worth $33 million with a fourth year vesting option. With the signing of Rollins, it appears the Phillies are pretty much set for Spring Training with pitchers and catchers set to report on February 18th or 19th the Phillies look like a finished product.
T is for Temple, V is for Victory: The Temple Owls made their second Bowl game appearance in three seasons with a big 37-15 win over Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl. Its a big win for a program in flux right now. Losing their head coach Al Golden last season, Steve Addazio has come in and keep the program going in the right direction. However, will Temple remain in the MAC or get picked up by the Big East or another automatic qualifying conference, that remains to be seen.
Sixers Back in Action: The Sixers returned to the hardwood Friday night, crusing to a 103-78 win in Washington. Then held a open practice for the fans on Sunday at the Palestra. While the Sixers don't seem to be a NBA Title contender this season, the new ownership is trying their hardest to make them relevant in the city once again.
Flyers on the road: The Flyers are in Denver tonight after an embarrassing 6-0 loss on Saturday to the Bruins. Claude Giroux was back on the ice skating over the weekend and Sean Couturier is out of the hospital after a Kimmo Timonen slap shot hit in him the back-of-the-head.