Eagles defeat Lions in crazy snowstorm
Not surprisingly, offense was hard to come back in these conditions. The only score in the first half was a Lions touchdown. They went for two and succeeded because the conditions were so bad that kicking was a terrible idea. Thus, the Lions led 8-0 at the half. The snow stopped coming down in the second half and suddenly it became a shootout. Down 14-6, the Eagles took over in the fourth quarter. Philadelphia scored four touchdown in the final period, all on the ground, to win 34-20. LeSean McCoy ran for 217 yards. The Eagles move to 8-5 and put pressure on Dallas tomorrow night to keep pace in the NFC East. The Lions fall to 7-6 and give the Bears and Packers (victorious today to get to 6-6-1) life in the NFC North.