Andy Reid successful in Philly return, Donovan McNabb gets No.5 retired, Clemson survives at North Carolina State, Stenson leads Tour Championship as Tiger collapses + Thursday Recap: Friday, September 20, 2013

Chiefs stop Eagles 26-16 in Andy Reid’s return to Philly

The Kansas City Chiefs took the blueprint laid out by San Diego last Sunday and added some defense to defeat Philadelphia 26-16 on Monday Night Football. Alex Smith led a mistake free Chief offense and made several key plays to move the chains and hold the ball more than 40 minutes. The defense forced Michael Vick and the Chip Kelly hurry up offense into five turnovers that eventually determined the game. It was a big win for Andy Reid who was fired last year after 14 seasons with the Eagles. Kansas City is now the first team to 3-0. Dog and Under players cashed their tickets after the smoke had cleared.

Donovan McNabb also gets love as the Eagles retire No.5

Donovan McNabb also returned to Philadelphia to have his No.5 retired at halftime. Like Reid, McNabb got polite applause and later loud cheers from the sellout crowd. McNabb is the Eagle’s stat leader in almost every quarterback catagory and took Philadelphia to a Super Bowl and five NFC championship games.

The retirement ceremony for Donovan McNabb’s No.5 at halftime of last night’s Chiefs/Eagles game

Clemson survives North Carolina State behind Boyd’s three touchdown throws

Tajh Boyd threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns as No.3 Clemson survived an inspired effort by the North Carolina State Wolf Pack. The game was close at 13-7 at the half but Boyd dominated the third quarter. Bettors cringed when Tiger coach Dab Sweeney went for two after Clemson’s final touchdown. The conversion failed setting up NC State’s backdooor cover with three minutes left making Clemson backers losers rather than getting a push.

Boise at Fresno tonight in the Mountain West Super Bowl

The Mountain West Conference championship will likely be decided tonight in Napa Valley as Boise State visits Fresno State. Both teams are far and away the best in their MWC divisions. The favorite has covered the last 11 games in the series. At this writing, Fresno State is a -4 point favorite with the total 68. The 9:00 PM EST start on ESPN should be a good one !!!

MLB News and Notes

The Dodgers rallied to beat Arizona 7-6 last night and clinch the NL West title.

The Boston Red Sox also clinched a playoff spot by virtue of their 3-1 win over Baltimore. John Lackey threw a two-hitter.

Andy Pettitte announced that this will be his final year as a Yankee. For the next two weeks, Pettitte will be the MLB pitching win leader with 255 career wins.

Stenson leads Tour Championship after 18 holes, Tiger falters

Henrik Stenson shot a six-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead over Adam Scott at the Tour Championship outside of Atlanta. Phil Mickelson is a non-factor in the 30 man field after shooting a +1 71 while Tiger Woods is alone at second to last after limping home with a 73.

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