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The Friday 5: September 27th

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Undefeated No More

Going into last night’s Thursday Night Football game, the Green Bay Packers were one of eight undefeated NFL teams, but the Pack were the first to fall, losing to the now 2-2 Philadelphia Eagles, 34-27, at Lambeau Field.

Even this early in the season, the Eagles were in a bit of a must-win situation, and they did so on the back of running back (wink emoji) Jordan Howard, who rushed for 87 yards and two TDs, as well as a receiving touchdown. That’s three in one game for those of you keeping score at home.

Aaron Rodgers was vintage Aaron Rodgers, going 34-of-53 for 422 yards and two touchdowns, but his two turnovers were costly. Philly scored on a Rodgers fumble and he threw an interception with 20 seconds left that sealed Green Bay’s fate – yes, we realize we’re being dramatic. It’s Week 4 and they’re 3-1. 


Scary Injuries

Last night’s game was a great one, but it also saw a number of injuries.

Early in the first quarter, Packers’ running back Jamaal Williams left the game on a stretcher after a horrible hit from Derek Barnett. Green Bay said that Williams has feeling in all his extremities. Barnett was called for unnecessary roughness.

Philadelphia cornerback Avonte Maddox was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter after colliding with a teammate. The Eagles released a statement saying that Maddox “has movement in all his extremities. For precautionary reasons he has been sent to the hospital for further evaluation.”

These were both frightening injuries, and we hope both Williams and Maddox are able to recover fully.

Other injuries included: Eagles CB Sidney Jones (hamstring); Packers WR Davante Adams (toe), CB Tony Brown (hamstring), RT Ryan Bulaga (shoulder), S Will Redmond (concussion), CB Kevin King (groin)


Super Bowl Halftime 🔥

Let’s get loud, because our hips won’t lie. We will be #NeverNotDancing through the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, featuring @Jlo and @Shakira. 

We really like football. We really like dancing. We really like J. Lo and Shakira. February 2, 2020 may just be the best day ever. Let the countdown begin!


Melvin Gordon is Ready to Bolt Up

He’s back Chargers fans, and by he, we mean Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon.

Gordon returned to Los Angeles yesterday, ending his 64-day holdout (good call). Gordon will not play this Sunday against the Dolphins, but if we’re being honest, none of the Chargers could play Sunday and they still might win. Sorry Dolphins Fangirl.

LA received a two-week roster exemption for Gordon, meaning we should see him when the Chargers take on the Steelers in Week 6.


Quarterback Shuffle

Due to injuries and a benching, Week 3 saw some pretty impressive performances from the new QBs in town.

Daniel Jones, or Danny Dimes as he’s now affectionately known, gave New York Giants fans hope with his 22-of-36 for 336 yards, two touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns performance in their one-point win over the Buccaneers. Unfortunately, running back Saquon Barkley is out 4-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain, which really sucks. No other way to phrase it.

Minshwew Mania is alive and well in Jacksonville, as Gardner threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns to take down the Titans. 

And last but not least, Panthers QB Kyle Allen filled in well, and then some, for the injured Cam Newton. Allen threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns and was frankly more accurate than Newton has been in quite some time. So, for now, Panthers fans know they have a solid backup while Newton heals. 

Daniel Jones also had 2 rushing touchdowns so let’s add that to his stats.

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.