Bronny Triple Dub; Carson Palmer ACL, Eagles Flying High
Classic Lebron James Monday night. Bronny dropped a triple-double against the Pelicans, 32 points, 12 boards, and 10 dimes, in the Cavs 118-111 victory. The Cavs trailed 56-51 at halftime but then the new "Big 3" rallied in the 2nd half. Kyrie and Bronny combined for 30 points in the third quarter, 46 in the 2nd half, while K-Love came through with four 3-pointers. Kyrie managed to score 27 of his 32 points in the second half. Even though the Pelicans aren't as talented as the Cavs, this was still a good win for Bronny & co. Only 6 games in, I'm still not sure how this trio will work but it seems that if Kyrie can still play his game with Bronny being the great facilitator he is, it might could work. One thing they can't and shouldn't do is turn Kyrie into a spot-up shooter.
*Anthony Davis also had great game with 27 points, 14 board, 4 dimes, 4 steals, and 3 blocks*
Cardinals are currently first in the NFC and on a 5-game win streak but they will be without their starting QB for the rest of the season. Just a few days ago, Carson Palmer signed a 3-year $50 million extension and Sunday he tore his ACL for the 2nd time in his career. This is a mixture of bad luck and good timing. The Cardinals will now have to depend on the arm of Drew Stanton. Stanton has played in 4 games this season, throwing 3 TDs and 0 INTs. Cardinals' head coach Bruce Arian believes that his team can still win the Super Bowl with Stanton under center. As his coach Arian is supposed to believe that, so that didn't surprise me. All Stanton has to do is manage the game and don't mess up. He has a good defense to depend on and if he can limit his mistakes, the Cardinals should be fine.
Another lousy prime-time NFL game last night. Eagles demolished the Panthers in front of a raucous home crowd. The Eagles now are back at the #1 spot in the NFC East while, and 2nd place in the NFC conference. Mark Sanchez made his first start since December 30th 2012 and did pretty well, throwing for 332 yards and 2 TDs, both to rookie receiver Jordan Matthews. Matthews had his breakout game catching 7 passes for 138 yards. Darren Sproles also contributed to the onslaught with his sweet punt return. Without Foles, the Eagles are still flying high, and will be a very tough team to beat. Thanksgiving day will be one of the biggest games of the year for them when they make their trip down to Dallas to face the Cowboys.