Taylor Swift Rules NFL Weekend, Cowboys Demolish Pats, Eagles/49ers Undefeated, Brock Purdy Sets Franchise Record, Steve Young's Grit, Bills Destroy Dolphins, MLB Playoffs
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
The most talked about NFL game of the weekend was the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets. The Chiefs beat the Jets 23-20, but the only thing anyone cared about was that Taylor Swift was in the house cheering on her boyfriend (or so we all want to believe) Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce. Swift made even more of a splash (not that she needed to) by bringing her friends Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Hugh Jackman to the game.
In other NFL news, the Dallas Cowboys demolished the New England Patriots 38-3 (the largest loss in coach Bill Belichick's career).
The Philadelphia Eagles are now 4-0 after barely beating the Washington Commanders 34-31 in overtime, while the Chicago Bears and the Carolina Panthers are still both winless.
The San Francisco 49ers are also undefeated thanks in part to a quarterback, Brock Purdy, who had a 95.2% completion rate, setting a new franchise record for best in a single game. Hall of Famer Steve Young previously held the record with a 90% completion rate from a game against the Detroit Lions in 1991. Speaking of Young, here's a great story about his determination and grit during the early years of his career.
In the most lopsided game of the weekend, the Buffalo Bills destroyed the Miami Dolphins 48-20.
The MLB postseason is underway. In the National League, the #1 Braves and #2 Dodgers have byes, while the Brewers play the Diamondbacks and the Phillies play the Marlins in the Wild Card round.
In the American League, the #1 Orioles and the #2 Astors have byes, while the Twins take on the Blue Jays and the Rays match up against the Rangers in the Wild Card round.
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