The Eagles were looking to even their record at 3-3 as they traveled to Tampa to take on the no-longer-contagious Buccaneers. Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles was extremely accurate completing 70% of his passes for nearly 300 yards for three touchdowns through the air, including passes of 36 and 47 yards for touchdowns. Foles got the Eagles on the board in the first quarter on a four-yard rushing touchdown. He helped pace the Eagles to a 31-20 victory. More here.
The Boston Red Sox were looking to avoid falling in a 20 series hole to the Tigers before the series shifted to Detroit. Last night Tigers starter Max Scherzer was dealing. He didn't a hit until the sixth inning and allowed one run on two hits with 13 strikeouts over seven innings of work. Unfortunately a David Ortiz grand-slam in the eighth inning tied the game at 5. They would win it in the ninth on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's RBI single that scored Jonny Gomes to even the series at 1-1. More here.
The New Orleans Saints were looking to join the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs as the NFL's only unbeaten teams as they took on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Trailing by 10 in the second half, Drew Brees orchestrated a comeback that saw the Saints take a 27-23 lead with just over two minutes remaining. Tom Brady threw an interception with 2:16 left to all but seal the win but the Saints went three-and-out to give Brady the ball back down by four with 1:13 remaining. Brady led the Patriots down the field before finding Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds remaining to win 30-27 over New Orleans. More here.
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The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins faced off on NBC's Sunday Night Football last night. Tony Romo had just 170 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception while Robert Griffin III had 246 passing yards and a pick. Cowboys return man Dwayne Harris had 222 return yards including an 86 yard punt return for a touchdown. The Cowboys went on to win 31-16. More here.
The New York Giants lost to the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football last week to fall to 0-6 on the season. More here.