TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 15: Head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after being defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with your first Sports Report of the weekend (after a football-heavy three-day weekend) and we gotta get right into the action!

We start with football…where the Eagles were surprisingly beaten and eliminated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night…32 to 9.  Tampa Bay quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 337 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions…as the Eagles are DONE for the year…and Tampa advances.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 15: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to throw a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida.

 

And with this devastating loss, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni suddenly finds himself in the hot seat (only a year after making it to the Super Bowl).   Sirianni led the Eagles to a 10 and 1 start this year…only to lose five of their last six games and blow their chance at a home-field advantage and a high seed in the playoffs.  And then to top it off by losing to a 9 and 8 Buccaneer team that was not highly thought of by NFL pundits…well…this is a serious problem for Sirianni.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 15: Head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles high-fives Julio Jones #80 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida.

 

Meanwhile, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had this to say when asked if Sirianni should return: “I didn’t know he was going anywhere.  I didn’t know that.”  Now, that’s not criticizing Siranni…but it ain’t exactly an endorsement, either.  Pretty lukewarm statement if you ask me…which is not a good sign for Sirianni.  To contrast, after the Cowboys were upset by the Packers, Dallas QB Dak Prescott said that if people are gonna give Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy blame for losing the game…then people should be critical of Dak, too.  But Hurts’ quote was more of a vague non-response.  Again- bad sign.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 15: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles scrambles against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida.

In any event…it should be interesting to watch.  And because I have to say it…I’ll just say it.  Bill Belichick it out there, Eagles fans.  Maybe that’s the answer to all your prayers.  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Report!

New England Patriots Press Conference

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 11: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots speaks to the media during a press conference at Gillette Stadium on January 11, 2024 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Belichick announced he is stepping down as head coach after 24 seasons with the team.

 

  • Bills Defeat Steelers

    In the earlier game yesterday, the Bills got past the Steelers…31 to 17.  Buffalo’s Josh Allen threw for 203 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.  Allen also ran for 74 yards and a touchdown.

    AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Buffalo Bills

    ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 15: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills passes against Alex Highsmith #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Highmark Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Orchard Park, New York. Ludwig/Getty Images)

  • Other NFL Wild Card Weekend Scores

    In the other games of the weekend, the Titans destroyed the Browns (45 to 14); the Chiefs dominated the Dolphins (26 to 7); the Lions got past the Rams (24 to 23); and the big shocker was the Cowboys being upset by the Packers (48 to 32).  We’ll see if Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy survives Dallas owner Jerry Jones’ wrath today.

    Dallas Cowboys Introduce Head Coach Mike McCarthy

    FRISCO, TEXAS – JANUARY 08: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk with the media during a press conference at the Ford Center at The Star on January 08, 2020 in Frisco, Texas.

  • Knicks Lose To Orlando

    Basketball.  The Knicks lost to the Magic yesterday, 98 to 94…as the Knicks drop to 23 and 17 for the year.

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 15: Josh Hart #3 of the New York Knicks heads for the net as Markelle Fultz #20 of the Orlando Magic defends at Madison Square Garden on January 15, 2024 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

  • Nets Cut Down By Miami

    The Nets were outdueled by the Heat…96 to 95.  Brooklyn falls to 16 and 23.

    Miami Heat v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 15: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives against Nic Claxton #33 of the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on January 15, 2024 in New York City. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

  • Sixers Take Down Houston

    The 76’ers took down the Rockets…124 to 115.  Philly’s Joel Embiid had 41 points and 10 rebounds in the victory.  The Sixers improve to 25 and 13.

    Houston Rockets v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 15: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots a lay up past Fred VanVleet #5 of the Houston Rockets during the third quarter during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on January 15, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

  • Devils Blanked By Boston

    Hockey.  The Devils were shut out by the Bruins…3 to nothing.  The Devils drop to 22-16-3 for the season.

    New Jersey Devils v Boston Bruins

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 15: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins skates against Tyler Toffoli #73 of the New Jersey Devils during the third period at TD Garden on January 15, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Devils 3-0.

  • Flyers Get Past St. Louis

    The Flyers beat the Blues…4 to 2.  Carter Hart had 28 saves for Philly to pick up the win.  The Flyers are now 22-14-6.

    Philadelphia Flyers v Seattle Kraken

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 29: Carter Hart #79 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on during the game against the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on December 29, 2023 in Seattle, Washington.

  • Rangers Vs. Seattle Tonight

    The Rangers were off.  They face the Kraken this evening in Madison Square Garden.  The Rangers are 27-13-2 this year.

    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 14: Artemi Panarin #10 of the New York Rangers (R) scores a first period goal against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on January 14, 2024 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 2-1.

  • Mets Sign Vladi Guerrero: Son Of Hall-Of-Famer & Brother Of All Star

    Baseball.  The Mets have signed the son of Hall-Of-Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and brother of All Star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to a minor league deal.  This young man goes by Vladi Guerrero.  Slightly confusing name…but a good signing!  The Guerreros can flat-out HIT!

    Vladimir Guerrero

    11 May 1997: Outfielder Vladimir Guerrero of the Montreal Expos swings at the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Expos won the game 6-3. Mandatory

  • That's Today's Davey Mac Sports Report!

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