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The Friday 5: November 1st

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Jimmy G, Baby

It may have been a spooky game for the San Francisco 49ers’ defense, but the Niners still came out on top, beating the Arizona Cardinals, 28-25 on Halloween night, and improving to 8-0. Undefeated AF.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had his best game as a 49er, going 28-of-37 for 317 yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a passer rating of 136.9. The 49ers were 11-of-17 on third downs, though Garoppolo has been pure magic on third downs all season.

The 49ers’ QB1 was throwing dimes all night and it looks like he’s happy to have himself a true #1 receiver in Emmanuel Sanders. Their chemistry is fire (use emoji), and Sanders had seven catches for 112 yards and a TD.

Unfortunately, the 49ers’ win was not without a major loss, as LB Kwon Alexander tore his pectoral and is out for the season. This is a huge blow to the 49ers, not just in terms of talent on the field, but in terms of leadership.


Fight, Finished

The Washington Nationals are World Series Champions for the first time, like, ever. Well, at least the first time as the Washington Nationals. 

The Nationals beat the Houston Astros, 6-2, in Game 7, in a series in which the home team never won. The Astros have the dubious honor of being the first team to lose four home games in a best of seven series. Congrats?

Stephen Strasburg, who had won Games 2 and 6 with 14 Ks and 2.51 series ERA, was named MVP. Well-deserved. Congratulations to the Nationals and their fans! 


Steph Curry

The 1-3 Golden State Warriors season is off to a rough start, and things got worse on Wednesday night when point guard, star, and all-around fan favorite Steph Curry broke his left hand in the Warriors’ 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns.


The exact injury is a fracture in the second metacarpal, which is the bone below the index finger. Curry had surgery this morning and is expected to miss at least three months.


Curry is sporting a cast, which fans saw via Instagram, when he went out as an injured Buzz Lightyear for Halloween. The whole Curry clan’s costumes were “Toy Story” themed.


Tom Brady and the Pats’ Defense + Lamar Jackson = Hot Sunday Night

It’s been said that the 8-0 New England Patriots have yet to be tested. Well pull out your grade books, because Sunday Night is indeed a test. The Pats have won four straight, while the Ravens have won three straight.

Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson will be the best quarterback the New England defense has faced, but this defense has only allowed an average of 7.6 points, 148.8 passing yards, and 85.2 rushing yards a game. They also have five defensive touchdowns. Also, Tom Brady is their quarterback, so…

The Ravens are averaging 204.1 rushing yards a game, with Jackson having 19 runs of 10 yards or more. He’s also passed for 1,650 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

Bill Belichick got his 300th win last week. You know he’s eyeing 301. 


NFC Playoff Rematch

It was the kick missed ‘round the world, when the Chicago Bears lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in last year’s NFC Wild Card round. And if this season is any indication, the 3-4 Bears still haven’t recovered.

Well, they have a chance for revenge when they head to Philly to take on the 4-4 Eagles. This game is pretty much a must-win for both teams, if either has even a slight chance of making the playoffs. 

The Bears’ defense continues to dominate, but they have a problem at quarterback and it’s not getting better. The Eagles are coming off a big win over the Bills, and it looks like QB Carson Wentz may just have receiver DeSean Jackson’s back. And they’re at home. Advantage: Philly. #FlyEaglesFly

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.