Carson Wentz threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns and the Eagles beat Washington 34-24 to go to 6-1 on the season, the best record in the NFL.Ben Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists — his first career triple double — as the Sixers got their first win of the young NBA season, topping the Pistons in Detroit, 97-86. Joel Embiid had 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting and he’s the Let’s start this with the Eagles.But the offense showed up in a big way, starting with a 64-yard strike to Mack Hollins for his first career touchdown.A three-and-out for Washington gave the Eagles the ball back and Wentz led the offense on an eight-play drive in the waning moments of the half, giving the Birds a 17-10 lead at the break.
The two teams have only played on the same day eight times since, including Monday, and until this both had not won since one of the final days of 2013. With young stars on the rise — the Flyers didn’t play Monday and the Phillies have a few months before their young team gets back on the diamond — it’s fair to expect more nights like this.
While Fultz had just two points in 16 minutes of play, Simmons had the kind of game Sixers fans have been waiting for since he was drafted last year.
He dominated the floor, scored his 21 points on just 11 incredibly efficient shots and made five of his six free throws, recording the first triple-double for a player this early into his NBA career in quite some time.
Jordan Hicks — the heart of the linebacking corp and a leader on defense — had to be helped off the game with an ankle injury and did not return.
Then All Pro left tackle Jason Peters had a defensive lineman collapse on his knee, needing an air cast and the cart to get him off the field.