All things considered, it may have been one of the more memorable games of the NFL season. The Detroit Lions faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in what turned out to be one pf the more exciting snow games in quite some time.
After a slow first half from both teams, the Eagles ended up running away with this one in the second half–literally–34-20.
At the half, the Lions held just a slim 8-0 lead over Philly, but Chip Kelly’s team found a strong resurgence in the fourth quarter behind the rushing efforts of LeSean McCoy to take this one when it was all said and done.
McCoy finished the game with an astonishing 217 yards on 29 carries, most of which came in the second half. In a game with conditions such as these, you rely on the running game more than you ever do, and despite the early lead for the Lions, we all knew that the Eagles had the superior ground game, and that showed.
Nick Foles did about as well as he could do through the air, finishing up with 179 yards and a touchdown.
With the win, the Eagles improve to 8-5 on the year, while the Lions drop to 7-6 with the loss.