Final: Eagles 34 - Lions 20
Passing: Nick Foles (PHI) - 11-for-22 (50.0%), 179 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: LeSean McCoy (PHI) - 29 CAR, 217 Yards, 2 TDs
Receiving: Riley Cooper (PHI) - 3 REC, 74 Yards, 0 TD
McCoy was nothing short of fabulous on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. Facing a Lions team that had allowed an average of 41 rushing yards over the last six weeks and had not allowed a rusher to rush for more than 62 yards over that span, McCoy put up 58 yards in the first half. He came back in a big way in the second half with 159 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with 29 rushes for a franchise-record 217 yards, breaking Steve Van Buren's record of 205 rushing yards set way back in 1949.
- The Eagles had minus-2 yards through the first quarter and were shutout in the first half.
- Philadelphia outscored Detroit 28-6 in the fourth quarter.
- Overall the Eagles out-gained the Lions 478-228 including 299-80 on the ground.
- The Eagles only had 90 total yards in the first half but bounced back for 388 in the second half holding the ball for 19:06 in the second half.
- The Eagles won the time of possession battle 31:27-28:33.
- Lions return man Jeremy Ross was spectacular for Detroit with a punt return and a kick return for a touchdown. Overall he had six returns for 243 yards and two touchdowns.
- Neither team recorded a sack today.
- Chris Polk rushed four times for 50 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown to put the Eagles up by 14 points.
- DeSean Jackson had four receptions for 59 yards and a big touchdown.
- In addition to what he did with his arm, Nick Foles rushed six times for 23 yards and a touchdown.
- Lions runningback Joique Bell had 69 yards and a touchdown on the ground but also had a team-high four receptions for 58 yards.
- Matthew Stafford only completed four passes in the second half and only one in the fourth quarter.
- With the 34-20 victory, that makes it nine straight opponents that the Eagles have held to 21 points or fewer.
The Eagles take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at 1:00 pm at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis. The game can be seen on the Fox and you can hear Merrill Reese and Mike Quick call the game on the radio on 94.1 WIP.
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