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Ben Simmons the new favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year

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Ben Simmons the new favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year

Ben Simmons is the new favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year.

Three strong showings in the preseason were enough to catapult Simmons past Lonzo Ball and Dennis Smith, who were previously Bovada's top two favorites.

Simmons is now listed at 3/2 to win the award. Here's the new top five:

Simmons (3/2)
Lonzo Ball (7/2)
Dennis Smith (5/1)
Markelle Fultz (9/1)
Jayson Tatum (9/1)

Through three preseason games, Simmons has averaged 9.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block in just 23.6 minutes. He's looked under control as the Sixers' floor general, though his shooting has been poor. He's 0 for 3 from three and 7 for 18 (39 percent) from the line.

Simmons is also listed as 80/1 to win MVP. Joel Embiid is 40/1.

Brett Brown is tied for the 11th-shortest odds to win Coach of the Year (20/1).

Watch: Chris Long gets heated with Rams fan in first row

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Watch: Chris Long gets heated with Rams fan in first row

Reporters at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum pointed out the tremendous showing of Philadelphia Eagles fans on Sunday afternoon, with most saying their representation among Rams fans being guestimated at about 50-50.

So when Brandon Graham scored on a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown as time expired, the Eagles defense attempted to do a Lambeau Leap-style celebration because there were so many Eagles fans in the front row.

Naturally, the few Rams fans nearby were understandably not down with it. NBC Sports Philadelphia's camera's captured footage of one Rams fan attempting to push Eagles defensive end Chris Long down.

Long is then seen having heated words with said fan. You may remember Long from earlier in the game when he forced Jared Goff to fumble in a game-changing play. I'd say Long likely won this battle of words.

The Eagles beat the Rams by a final of 43-35. You can watch the encounter below.

Shady McCoy calls Nick Foles a 'true baller'

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Shady McCoy calls Nick Foles a 'true baller'

Eagles fans were incredibly down Sunday night with the reports that MVP-candidate Carson Wentz could be lost for the season.

Nick Foles stepped out of the backup role and helped the Birds to a victory that clinched the NFC East championship.

Despite Foles stepping in to help the Eagles earn the win, the Philly fanbase is not sold on the former starter being able to fill Wentz's shoes.

One guy who does vouch for Foles, however, is his former teammate and perhaps the greatest running back in Eagles history, Shady McCoy.

"I played with nick he is a true baller [sic]," LeSean tweeted.

This isn't the first time McCoy has stated support of Foles. Following the 2015 season, McCoy vouched for Foles as a team leader.

"I like Nick. The person and player that everybody thought he was, he is," McCoy said. "There were a lot of injuries this year, Nick, obviously got injured. He gets all of the blame and he shouldn't. I think Nick's a good quarterback. He's the leader of our team. Just things didn't work out for him this year due to injury, but we've got his back. As a team, we didn't play well enough to win and to get into the playoffs."

McCoy obviously went on to play for the Bills and Foles departed the Eagles for the big green of the Rams.

Strange that Foles is back in Philly with a chance to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl.

McCoy also offered congrats to his old team.

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Here's a video of Wentz walking back to the locker room as well as footage of him heading out from the stadium.

Foles says he's ready:

Others offered their support for Wentz.