Coming off a 116-106 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Sixers were back at it at the Wells Fargo Center Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns. Sunday night was not much different than many of the other Sixers games this year. They were out-rebounded 41-33 by the Suns and their leading scorer was point guard Jrue Holiday. Holiday poured in a career high 33 points while dishing out 13 assists and was a team high +11. Holiday led the Sixers to a 104-101 victory. The win moves the Sixers to 8-6 on the year. More here.
The 49ers have a problem the Eagles wish they had. They have two more-than-capable quarterbacks. Colin Kaepernick got the start yesterday in New Orleans and, despite a shaky performance, led the 49ers to a big victory. He was 16-for-25 for 231 yards with a touchdown pass and interception. San Francisco was paced by two Drew Brees interceptions that were returned for a touchdown. More here.
After their exciting 22-13 win over USC at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, it was no surprise that Notre Dame is still the nation’s No. 1 team. The top nine teams in the BCS standings have not changed. The only change to the Top 10 was the entrance of South Carolina thanks to Florida State’s loss to Florida. Full Standings here.
Around the NFC East:
The Giants were on the national stage last night on Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers. The Giants defense came up huge sacking Aaron Rodgers five times and forcing an interception. On the other side of the ball, Eli Manning looked good as New York bounced back after losing two straight games before the bye week. Manning was 16-for-30 for 249 yards and three touchdowns. The win gives the Giants a two game lead over the Redskins and Cowboys. More here.
The Redskins and Cowboys faced off on Thanksgiving. Robert Griffin III was impressive as he picked apart the Dallas defense. He was 20-for-28 for 311 yards and four touchdowns. The Redskins would win by a final of 38-31 but the score is deceiving as Washington led the Cowboys 28-3 at halftime. More here.