December 5, 2014 |
HERE IS a look at the out-of-division competition the 9-3 Eagles face in the NFC playoff race. First-round byes go to the two division winners with the best records. The other two division winners will host wild-card teams in the first round of the playoffs. The prediction is that the Eagles will be the No. 2 seed. PACKERS Record: 9-3 Position: 1st place in NFC North Best win: Week 13, vs. Patriots, 26-21 Worst loss: Week 8 at Saints, 44-23 Season highlight: Is it even possible to defeat Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field anymore?
January 7, 2014 |
JEFFREY LURIE made his way from locker stall to locker stall, alone. He was shaking hands, thanking players individually, easing their way through a difficult experience that was new for many of them. The Eagles' owner had lived it enough times, though. It seemed to come easily enough for him. Lurie had just left the coaches' locker room. What he said to them was between them, and what Chip Kelly thought when he was trying to get to sleep in the early hours of Sunday is not likely something he will share.
December 13, 2013 |
MYCHAL KENDRICKS leads the NFL with four fumble recoveries. This is not a major stat. In fact, Kendricks had no idea of his lofty status until a reporter informed him of it yesterday. "That's good," the Eagles' second-year linebacker said, clearly somewhat less than transformed by the news. So, falling on fumbles. Largely luck, or skill? "I think it's a mixture of both," Kendricks said. "You've got to be able to get there, but part of it is being at the right place at the right time, as well.
December 10, 2013 |
The snow certainly helped to slow down the potent Detroit passing game on Sunday, but the Eagles defense also did its share of strong work, especially against football's best receiver, the Lions' Calvin Johnson. Johnson had only three catches for 49 yards, which was a major reason the Eagles earned a 34-20 win over Detroit at Lincoln Financial Field. Johnson set the Lions team record for career receiving yards on a 33-yard reception late in the first quarter, but he did little damage after that.
December 6, 2013 |
Only two men in the NFL have thrown more touchdown passes than Detroit's Matthew Stafford this season and their names are Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. That's a pretty good quarterback story even if few people in these parts are talking about it as the Eagles prepare for Sunday's big game with the Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Eleven minutes passed Wednesday during a conference call with Philadelphia reporters before Detroit coach Jim Schwartz finally received his first question about Stafford.
December 3, 2012 |
DETROIT - Andrew Luck took full advantage of his last shot to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a stunning victory Sunday. Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Colts to a 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions. With the final seconds ticking away, the rookie moved up in the pocket and flipped a short pass to Avery, who ran untouched into the end zone to complete a rally that started midway through the fourth quarter with the Lions up 12 points.
October 29, 2012
Lions 28, Seahawks 24 DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Titus Young with 20 seconds remaining to lift Detroit over Seattle. Zach Miller made a spectacular 16-yard catch on a toss from Russell Wilson with 5 minutes, 27 seconds left to put the Seahawks (4-4) ahead, but they couldn't stop the Lions (3-4) on their last possession. Stafford led a 16-play drive that started at Detroit's 20 with 5:27 left. Seattle 3 14 0 7 – 24 Detroit 7 7 0 14 – 28 First quarter Sea–FG Hauschka 23, 5:30.
October 22, 2012
Lions at Bears 8:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Bears by 61/2. The skinny: Hard feelings? Bad blood? The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for the most part did their best to downplay the idea leading into Monday night's game. The Bears (4-1) are trying to solidify their spot at the top of the NFC North, while the last-place Lions (2-3) are trying to jump back into the race. "With anybody in our division, we're not going to like them, and they're not going to like us," Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said.
October 15, 2012 |
THE PLAY THAT really brought the Detroit Lions back to life, four snaps after Jeremy Maclin gave the Eagles a 23-13 lead, was a 57-yard Matthew Stafford pass to tight end Tony Scheffler. "I think it was just an extended play," said dime corner Brandon Hughes, who was covering Scheffler. "[Stafford] just got outside the pocket, and Scheffler was running 'seam.' I was just chasing him. He just ran at an angle [after the called play broke down]. I just tried to haul ass and catch him. Couldn't catch him. "Initially, it was good coverage.
September 24, 2012 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - There were trick plays and long passes, busted coverages and broken returns, but on a wild day and in a crazy game, the Detroit Lions lost because they botched the most basic thing of all - an overtime snap. Shaun Hill replaced an injured Matthew Stafford late in the fourth quarter and rallied the Lions to two touchdowns in the final 18 seconds of regulation. But Hill lost a yard on a fourth-and-inches quarterback sneak that never should have been run as the Tennessee Titans handed the Lions their second straight loss, 44-41, at LP Field.