Bills, Eagles just keep winning big games, plus Gerrit Cole, Yankees force Game 5

The Football Five 🏈

  • That nozzles are on their first three-game winning streak since 2019 after dominating the packer in Lambeau field, 27-10. Breece Hall went down for 116 yards and a score, Sauce Gardner would have a boisterous celebration after the game and Green Bay received an “F” in the grades of NFL pundit John Breech.
  • Speaking of New-York-but-not-really-New-York, the Giants are 5-1 for the first time since 2009 after a 24-20 comeback win over the ravens. Trailing 10 late, the Giants got touchdowns from Daniel Bellinger and Saquon Barkley pinched around a Julian love Interception in the last 6:01 of the game.
  • The fighting in Tampa Bay continues. That privateer fell on the Steeler20-18 and Tom Brady cursed his offensive linemen. Mitch Trubisky made several big games for Pittsburgh thereafter Kenny Pickett left the game with a concussion.
  • Bailey Zappe threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, Rhamondre Stevenson ran for two more scores and the patriots mastered the Brown38-15 to get back to .500 this season
  • Joe Burrow accounted for four touchdowns – including two on passes Yes’Marr Chase — and the Bengal gathered at the saints30-26

Good morning to everyone, but especially to…


Last season, the buffalo bills couldn’t stop that Kansas City chiefs when they needed it most. But they’re tired of hearing about last season. This is a new season and they proved it on Sunday.

Josh Allen threw in an absolutely perfect game-winning touchdown Dawson Knox with just over a minute left and Taron Johnson intercepted Patrick Mahomes On the ensuing drive, Buffalo scored an exciting 24-20 win.

  • All done with 329 passing yards and three touchdowns — one each to Knox, Gabriel Davis and Stefan Diggs.
  • Mahomes had brilliant moments, finishing with 338 passing yards and two scores, but so did he threw two interceptions
  • By Miller – acquired to win games like this – did just that two sacksincluding a crucial one in 3rd place that gave the ball back to the Bills for their game-winning drive.

Week 6 is far from the be-all and end-all. Last year the Bills went to Kansas City in Week 5 and won 38-20 and we know what happened in the playoffs. but It’s hard to come up with a more impressive regular season win than this oneand the Bills will surely appreciate it as they go on their bye week.


Great football teams aren’t great because they look great when things are going well. It’s how they react when things go bad. Sunday evening, the Eagle saw their 20-0 lead shrink to 20-17 early in the fourth quarter, only to respond with statement action: 13 plays — the first 11 of which were rushes — for 75 yards that lasted over seven minutes and resulted in a Jalen Hurts touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith.

That cowboys never threatened again, and Philadelphia moved to 6-0 with a 26-17 win.

  • Both star wide receivers of the Eagles – Smith and AJ Brown – Touchdowns caught while Miles Sanders ran for one.
  • Cooper Rushwho started this year with zero interceptions threw three, including two Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
  • The eagles are 6-0 for the third time in franchise history (2004, 1981). They also go into their bye week.


Not that honorable mention

Yankees Force Game 5; The Dodgers and Braves go down ⚾

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Two teams, two seasons at stake, one very big night in the Bronx. That Yanks exceeded the Guardian, 4-2 and is setting up a crucial 5 game tonight. The Yankees led 3-0 through two innings thanks to an early RBI single-by Anthony Rizzo and a two-run home run by Harrison Bader.

Gerrit Kohl fielded seven strong innings and allowed two six-hit runs with eight strikeouts. One of those runs came over a home run by Josh Naylor, which it was not afraid to celebrate as he rounded the bases.

  • Unlike Saturday night, the Yankees’ bullpen was fine. Clay Holmes threw a scoreless eighth and Wandy Peralta wrapped things up with a perfect ninth.
  • Cleveland is 1-7 all-time in winner-takes-all games; New York is 15-15. Aaron Civale will start for Cleveland during Jameson Taillon will get the ball for New York, although it will likely be one All hands on deck approach. Here’s our preview.
  • The winner gets the Astrosending a sweep sailors with an 18-inning, 1-0 win on Saturday. Yes, you read that right: 18 innings, 1-0. Jeremy Pena delivered the only run to a solo homer.

Meanwhile, the NL Championship Series is already set. That Phillies pounded their way past brave with an 8-3 win in Game 4 on Saturday just before father progressed past dodgers with a 5-3 win in Game 4. It’s setting up an intriguing NLCS starting tomorrow night so we’ll have more in tomorrow’s newsletter! However, one thing is certain: The stars of San Diego and Philadelphia have shone.

As for the surprise serial losers…

Tennessee moves up to 3rd after wild win over Alabama 😲


Something special is brewing in Knoxville, and much history is being rewritten to prove it. Tennessee crowned Alabama 52-49 in an instant classic on Saturday night.

Volunteer kicker Chase McGrath hit over time by a shaky 40-yard field goal just three games to Alabama’s Will Reichard missed a possible 50-yard field goal. There were moments after the kick was taken a field storm for eternity.

  • Hendon hooker threw for 385 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for another 56 yards. Jalin Wyatt had six catches for 207 yards and a School record five touchdowns and celebrated with Peyton Manning.
  • The 52 points is Alabama’s most allowed since Sewanee scored 54 (!!!) in 1907.
  • Not to be outdone (at least not much), Bryce Young had 465 passing yards and two points. Jahmyr Gibbs had 151 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns.
  • The Volunteers snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Crimson Tide; it was her first win over a Nick Saban– coached the Alabama squad.
  • The win puts Tennessee in the College Football Playoffs Jerry Palm’s latest shell projections.

While Young was great and showed the poise and accuracy that earned him the Heisman Trophy last year, Hooker has taken the lead in the race for that award this year, writes college football reporter Shehan Jeyarajah. More importantly, however, Tennessee is officially backwrites college football insider Dennis Dodd.

  • Dodd: “Tennessee has yet to go Georgia On the 5th of November. Alabama certainly doesn’t have a chance to lead the table, win the SEC West and play for the SEC title. If you play that thing, Saturday’s result left open the possibility of all three SEC teams getting into the CFP. But that’s far too prescient and ignoring Saturday night’s awesome presence on Rocky Top. What remained of a last-second three-point win was a wondrous realization: After 15 long years, the smoke had finally cleared.

The volunteers are back too… in the top 5 of the AP poll for the first time since 2005. Here is the entire top 10 of the latest survey:

  • 1. Georgia (back: 1)
  • 2. Ohio State (back: 2)
  • 3. Tennessee (back: 6)
  • 4. Michigan (back: 5)
  • 5. Clemson (back: 4)
  • 6. Alabama (back: 3)
  • 7. Ole Fraulein (back: 9)
  • 8. TCU (back: 13)
  • 9. UCLA (back: 11)
  • 10. Oregon (back: 12)

Here are more top stories from a wild CFB weekend:

Deontay Wilder returns with a first-round KO by Robert Helenius 🥊

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Fight against for the first time since losing Tyson Fury more than a year ago Deontay Wilder made his return loud and clear with a first-round knockout from Robert Helenius. It was the 21st knockout of Wilder’s career, and even at 36, his right hand is as dangerous as ever, writes boxing expert Brent Brookhouse.

  • Brookhouse: “Wilder called for possible encounters with both unified heavyweight champions Oleksandr Usyk or Former United Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. be next. … Wilder is still arguably the most dangerous puncher the heavyweight division has ever seen and could make a meeting with either opponent intriguing, even if there’s just the chance that one punch lands clean.

What we watch Monday 📺

Guardian at Yankees7:07 p.m. on TBS
🏈 Broncos at chargers8:15 p.m. on ESPN