Some of those updates were positive, and some were not.

Consecutive baskets by Embiid and Simmons enabled Philadelphia to push the lead to five, and the Sixers held on.

“We just learned our lesson (from the earlier game against the Rockets), and did a better job,” Embiid told NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Coach Brett Brown believes, however, there is still room for improvement.

The Eagles generate many chances for goal-line opportunities, but haven’t been effective in that area. It remains to be seen if Ajayi will be involved in that aspect. Regardless, Blount was barely a flex choice most weeks and now he’s further removed from that status, and Smallwood has his own issues remaining healthy, let alone productive.

Some good news for San Francisco: Shanahan said that left tackle Joe Staley, who suffered a fractured orbital bone below his right eye, will likely avoid landing on injured reserve.

“I don’t think we’ll have to IR [him],” Shanahan said. “[We’re] still looking into that but definitely don’t plan on having him until at least after the bye week.”

The 49ers traded for Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Tuesday, sending a 2018 second-round draft pick to New England. The 49ers are expected to release quarterback Brian Hoyer, who is expected to sign with the Patriots to be Tom Brady’s backup.

Now, we all know we were not there to see it, but I do have every point of contention on both sides, and in our system in this country, Zeke would not have any issue here as to his workplace.heat_005

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