Carson Wentz Returns to Philadelphia Eagles Starting Lineup
On Sunday Sept. 23, the Philadelphia Eagles went up against the Indianapolis Colts, ending in a hard fought victory. Starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, made his long awaited return to the Eagles starting lineup, getting a standing ovation from the crowd as he ran onto the field. The Eagles started out strong with a connecting pass from Wentz to rookie tight end Dallas Goedert that ended in a touchdown. The Colts were quick to retaliate when Andrew Luck tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Grant, tying the game with 24 seconds left in the first quarter. The game was tied again during the third quarter at 10, when kicker Adam Vinatieri got a 35 yard field goal. The Colts scored again early in the fourth with Vinatieri’s third field goal, bringing the score to 16-13. Later in the fourth quarter, the Eagles went on a 17-play drive spanning just over eleven minutes, resulting in a touchdown run by Wendell Smallwood, bringing the final score to 20-16, with three minutes left in the game.
Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox Record Making Game
The Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles had a record-breaking game this past week. On Monday, Sept. 24, the Red Sox broke their franchise record of the amount of wins in the regular season with 106 wins. The record was originally set all the way back in the Red Sox’s first season in 1912 with 105 wins. This outcome had the Orioles match the franchise record for the most losses in a regular season, which was set by the St. Louis Browns in 1939 at 111 losses. This game was also the first time since 1939 that teams separated by 60 wins faced off against each other. The Red Sox were the first on the scoreboard, scoring four runs in the second inning from back to back doubles from Steve Pearce and Brock Holt, an RBI single from Christian Vazquez, and a two-run homer from Mookie Betts. This was Bett’s 32 home run of the season, a new career high. Fast-forward to the fourth inning, and Red Sox Benintendi got another run in from an infield RBI single. Later in the inning, Xander Bogaerts added another RBI single to round out the score to 6-0. In the next inning, the Orioles finally scored a run when Tim Beckham came in on Eovaldi’s wild pitch. The last run of the game was scored by Adam Jones on a sacrifice fly, bringing the final score to 6-2.