In news that should come as a surprise to exactly no one, a game between the Eagles and Lions is filled with turnovers and penalties.
Michael Vick has had trouble holding onto the ball all season, and this week’s tactic of having to hold a football at all times hasn’t helped. Vick and Eagles center Dallas Reynolds have twice misconnected on snaps, with Vick recovering one of the two fumbles and the Lions recovering the other. Vick has also thrown an interception, with safety Louis Delmas returning to the field today and recording the Lions’ first interception of the season.
But the Lions lead only 6-0 in large part because they can’t get out of their own way. Midway through the second quarter, the Lions already have nine penalties for 66 yards. False starts, offsides, and personal fouls are the norm for the Lions, and today is no exception.
This is some ugly football from both teams.