Friday's Scores: #22 Temple 60, SMU 40; Cavaliers 108, 76ers 102; Magic 92, Raptors 87; Lakers 104, Nets 98; Warriors 119, Nuggets 104
Saturday's Scores: Flyers 3, Jets 0; Magic 105, 76ers 97; #21 Northwestern 23, Penn State 21; Penn 26, Princeton 23 (OT); Villanova 24, Rhode Island 3; Albany 17, Delaware 6; Lycoming 43, Delaware Valley 42; Widener 50, FDU-Florham 20; Muhlenberg 10, Ursinus 9; West Chester 41, East Stroudsburg 27; #1 Clemson 23, #16 Florida State 13; #3 Alabama 30, #2 LSU 16; Nebraska 39, #7 Michigan State 38; #14 Oklahoma State 49, #8 TCU 29; #10 Florida 9, Vanderbilt 7; Navy 45, #13 Memphis 20; Arkansas 53, #18 Ole Miss 52 (OT); Auburn 26, #19 Texas A&M 10; #25 Houston 33, Cincinnati 30; Timberwolves 102, Bulls 93 (OT); Warriors 103, Kings 94; Canadiens 4, Bruins 2; Capitals 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO); Rangers 4, Coyotes 1; Flames 5, Penguins 2
Sunday's Scores: Eagles 33, Cowboys 27 (OT); Panthers 37, Packers 29; Patriots 27, Redskins 10; Bills 33, Dolphins 17; Giants 32, Buccaneers 17; Colts 27, Broncos 24; Devils 4, Canucks 3 (OT); Knicks 99, Lakers 95; Pistons 120, Trail Blazers 103
Today's Schedule: Bulls @ 76ers - 7 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); Bears @ Chargers - 8:30 PM (ESPN); Pistons @ Warriors - 10:30 PM
EAGLES BEAT DALLAS IN OVERTIME THANKS TO JORDAN MATTHEWS
It started pretty bad, as Sam Bradford and the offense went three-and-out, before a running into the punter call gave the Eagles a first down, where the offense went three-and-out once again. Dallas drove and scored on a Cole Beasley five-yard score. In the second quarter, after successfully running the ball during most of the drive, but passing on two of the previous three plays inside the Dallas 6, DeMarco Murray scored from a yard out to tie the game at seven, which would be the score at the half.
The third quarter started strong for the team, and Sam Bradford shined in the drive that gave the Birds a 14-7 lead, capped off by a six-yard run by Ryan Mathews. Sean Lee suffered a concussion on the first play of the drive and was out for the game, along with his backup Anthony Hitchens on the Mathews score. Dallas scored on their following drive, where it was the Cole Beasley show yet again. He tied the game up on a 17-yard catch.
The fourth quarter was crazy. It looked like Cole Beasley would shine again, but Jordan Hicks AKA Simba picked of Matt Cassel for a 67-yard score. It was the only turnover of the game. On the following kickoff, Lucky Whitehead had a 79-yard return to give the Cowboys fantastic field position at the Eagle 24. On 3rd down, Cassel was pressured and scrambling, looking to at least throw the ball away, but found a leaping Dez Bryant to once again tie the game at 21. The teams traded field goals, first from Caleb Sturgis from 31, then a Dan Bailey one from 41, then a clutch 53 yard kick from Sturgis, followed by a 44 yarder by Bailey that hit the upright while going in. During that final Dallas possession, there were two questionable pass interference calls on Byron Maxwell against Dez that helped the Cowboys enter field goal territory. Jordan Hicks also left the game.
Then we got to overtime, where the Eagles went with the "tails never fails" method and worked and received the ball. And kept the ball. Ryan Mathews came up with a huge 4th down and one conversion that was originally called a fumble, but review correctly reversed the call. Which set up this:
FLYERS BREAK LOSING STREAK, SHUTOUT JETS
#22 TEMPLE WINS SHOOTOUT OVER SMU 60-40
The Owls improved to #21 in the AP and Coaches Polls, but will wait until Tuesday to find out their College Football Playoff ranking, which is huge after Memphis lost to Navy. The Owls travel to take on South Florida next Saturday night at 7 PM on the CBS Sports Network. (RECAP)
SIXERS GAIN TWO MORAL VICTORIES, TWO ACTUAL LOSSES AGAINST CAVALIERS, MAGIC
Nerlens Noel was ejected Saturday night, which wasn't good, which led to Jahlil Okafor's mediocre defense being on display. The team lost 105-97. (RECAP)
The team hosts the Chicago Bulls tonight at The Center.