In an intense Monday Night Football showdown, the Philadelphia Eagles came out on top with a 21-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. This victory marked coach Andy Reid's first loss to his former team and center Jason Kelce's first win against his brother, Travis Kelce. Despite the significance of the game and the revenge factor, the Eagles approached it as just another step in their journey to the 2023 season.
The Eagles managed to secure the win through a gritty performance, overcoming challenges from the Chiefs' defense. The Chiefs' defensive tackle Chris Jones faced double-teams on 70% of his pass rushes and still managed to generate four pressures and two sacks. However, the Eagles' quarterback Jalen Hurts was sacked five times in the first half. The Eagles' defense, which had been the best rushing defense in the league, struggled against the Chiefs' run game, allowing 121 yards in the first half alone.
Despite the challenges, the Eagles now hold the best record in football at 9-1. With the Super Bowl rematch behind them, the team is focused on securing the top seed in the NFC and making a return trip to the championship game. The Eagles have proven their capability against playoff-caliber teams like the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, and now the Chiefs, making them a top contender in the NFL.
NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes is making headlines again, but this time it's not for his athletic performance. Mahomes, who is known for his sideline tradition of kissing his wife, Brittany Mahomes, before games, was caught on camera wiping off the kiss before returning to the field.
The moment happened prior to the Monday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, which was a highly anticipated rematch of last year's Super Bowl. Cameras captured the sweet moment between the teenage sweethearts as they shared a kiss on the sidelines.
However, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Mahomes appeared to wipe off the kiss after their brief exchange. Some fans speculated that Brittany may have made him do it, while others jokingly suggested that he would have to sleep on the sofa after the game.
The Chiefs ultimately lost the game to the Eagles with a score of 21-17, marking their third defeat of the season. While fans are blaming wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling for the loss, some couldn't help but wonder if Mahomes wiping off the kiss had any effect on the outcome.
Regardless of the outcome of the game, it's clear that Mahomes and Brittany's affectionate sideline tradition has captured the attention of fans and sparked speculation.
Italy's chances of qualifying for Euro 2024 hang in the balance as they face off against North Macedonia in a crucial qualifier match. The reigning European champions are currently trailing Ukraine by three points in Group C, but a win against North Macedonia would put them level on points with Ukraine. This sets up a thrilling showdown between Italy and Ukraine in their final qualifying match, where a place in Euro 2024 will be on the line.
Italy will be looking to avoid a repeat of the disappointment they faced when they missed out on the World Cup last year after a play-off defeat to North Macedonia. They cannot afford to drop points in this match, as a victory would give them a strong chance of qualifying for the tournament.
The match kicks off at 8:45 p.m. CET / 7:45 p.m. GMT / 2:45 p.m. ET and will be available for live streaming on Viaplay Sports 1. Italy will be hoping to capitalize on North Macedonia's already eliminated status and secure a crucial win to boost their qualification hopes. The Azzurri must leave no room for error as they aim to take one step closer towards automatic qualification for Euro 2024.
Ivory Coast secured a 2-0 victory over Gambia in their Africa World Cup qualifying match, extending their unbeaten streak in the tournament. The game took place at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which served as Gambia's home ground. Forward Christian Kouame and midfielder Seko Fofana were the goal scorers for Ivory Coast.
The win against Gambia follows Ivory Coast's earlier triumph against Seychelles, where they clinched a resounding 9-0 victory. With these back-to-back wins, Ivory Coast is off to a strong start in their World Cup qualifying campaign.
On the other hand, Gambia faced defeat for the second time in the qualifiers. In their previous match, they suffered a 3-1 loss to Burundi. The Gambia will have to regroup and bounce back in the upcoming matches to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
The Africa World Cup qualifying matches continue to provide thrilling encounters, and football fans can catch the action on FIFA TV.