PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doug Pederson led the Philadelphia Eagles to the franchise’s solely Tremendous Bowl title with a backup quarterback simply three years in the past and adopted up with consecutive playoff appearances. He’s not planning to bail after one shedding season. Regardless of a dismal 4-9-1 report and a quarterback controversy, the Eagles are nonetheless within the race for the NFC East title. They want victories over Dallas (5-9) and Washington (6-8) within the ultimate two video games plus Washington should lose to Carolina (4-10) this week and the New York Giants (5-9) must lose one in every of their final two video games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are reeling. The AFC North leaders have dropped three straight video games following an 11-Zero begin. The newest setback got here in a 27-17 loss to Cincinnati wherein the Steelers by no means led. Coach Mike Tomlin says he nonetheless believes his staff can flip it round. Time is operating out. The Steelers end the common season with video games in opposition to surging Indianapolis and Cleveland. One victory would wrap up the division title.
UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have gone from desires of matching the right 1972 Miami Dolphins to looking for one other win. After profitable their first 11 video games for the primary time in franchise historical past, the Steelers had been upset at residence two weeks in the past in opposition to Washington. That was adopted by a loss at fellow AFC contender Buffalo earlier than a humbling 27-17 defeat to last-place Cincinnati. The final staff to start out 11-Zero after which lose three straight was the 1969 Rams in a 14-game season. The skid carried over to the playoffs with a loss to Minnesota, a destiny the Steelers wish to keep away from.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sophomores David Johnson and Samuell Williamson every picked up their first profession double-doubles, Carlik Jones scored 11 factors in his return and Louisville defeated short-handed Pittsburgh 64-54. Johnson scored 17 factors with 11 rebounds, and Williamson had 14 factors, 12 rebounds and two blocked photographs as Louisville managed the second half. Pitt was lacking Coach Jeff Capel, nonetheless out after a optimistic check for COVID-19, and two of the ACC’s prime scorers in Justin Champagnie and Anthony Toney out with accidents. Freshman Femi Odukale scored 16 factors for his first double-figure recreation for Pitt however was held to 4 factors after halftime.
HOUSTON (AP) — Quentin Grimes had 22 factors and 7 rebounds, Justin Gorham had 14 factors and 12 boards, and No. 6 Houston beat Temple 76-50 on Tuesday evening within the American Athletic Convention opener for each groups. Grimes scored not less than 20 factors for the third straight recreation because the Cougars shot 48%, together with 10 of 26 on 3-pointers. Reggie Chaney had 13 factors and Tramon Mark scored 12 for Houston. J.P. Moorman II scored 12 factors and Brendan Barry had 9 for Temple, which shot 29%.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Eric Ayala scored 23 factors, Aaron Wiggins scored 15 and Maryland managed many of the means in an 84-71 win over La Salle. Ayala made 13-for-15 foul photographs, Wiggins had 9 rebounds, Hakim Hart scored 13 factors, Donta Scott 11 and Jairus Hamilton 10 for Maryland. The Terrapins overcame 21-missed 3-point makes an attempt by capturing 23 for 37 contained in the arc. Maryland had a 44-14 points-in-the-paint benefit. Sherif Kenney scored 16 factors for the Explorers and Jack Clark, Anwar Gil and Clifton Moore every scored 12. La Salle shot 13 fewer foul photographs than the Terps.