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Eagles aren’t thinking about last year’s blowout loss to the Lions

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 26: Eric Ebron #85 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles after a second quarter reception at Ford Field on November 26, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Eagles will face the Lions this weekend, which gives defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz a chance to try to beat the team that once employed him as a head coach.

The last time that happened, Schwartz wound up being carried off the field by his Bills players after they got a win against Detroit. A lot of time has passed since that game and Schwartz said Thursday, via Philly.com, that he wasn’t feeling much motivation to get a win as payback for being fired.

Eagles players are saying the same when asked about last year’s 45-14 loss to the Lions on Thanksgiving. As Schwartz’s presence on the staff illustrates and safety Malcolm Jenkins pointed out, there are too many differences between those teams and the ones that play on Sunday to make this a revenge game.

“I think this is a different team,” Jenkins said, via NJ.com. “They’re a different team. It’s not one of those games where we’re looking for revenge.┬áDamn near every player in the secondary [has changed]. It’s different personnel. We’re playing a different scheme. We’re playing really well up front. Getting pressure. Stopping the run. At that point last year, we couldn’t stop the running game. We couldn’t stop Calvin Johnson. Obviously, those match ups are a lot different this year. They don’t have Calvin Johnson. Stafford can still throw the ball all over the place. But, this year, we feel like our match ups are a lot better.”

Winning on Sunday might not check the revenge box, but it would do a lot to further distance the Eagles from the team that got ransacked on their last trip to Detroit.

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10 Responses to “Eagles aren’t thinking about last year’s blowout loss to the Lions”
  1. thekiy says: Oct 7, 2016 9:14 AM

    That’s because they’ve seen this years Lions.

    Pity us Lions fans­čśŽ

  2. Rdog says: Oct 7, 2016 9:34 AM

    Well they might want to…. It’s called “motivation.”

  3. nyeagles10 says: Oct 7, 2016 10:08 AM

    We had The Sanchez under center, a rookie who we traded this year covering Megatron, and last but not least we had Chip Kelly. I`m liking our chances this time around.

  4. officialgame says: Oct 7, 2016 10:29 AM

    That was when Kelly and Billy Davis were coaching the Eagles, need anyone say more. Davis is out of football and Kelly has moved his dumpster fire and smoothy’s to SF.

  5. thermalito says: Oct 7, 2016 10:33 AM

    Not having Chip Kelly around is a major advantage straight away

  6. topwonk says: Oct 7, 2016 10:45 AM

    Yeah, and if you believe that, there is a bridge in Brooklyn you may want to buy…

  7. Seprix says: Oct 7, 2016 10:51 AM

    Different teams, different coaches, different coordinators, different systems, different QBs. Why should history repeat itself?

  8. thermalito says: Oct 7, 2016 10:52 AM

    Simply not having Chip Kelly around is an upgrade

  9. aljack88 says: Oct 7, 2016 10:59 AM

    Them saying they’re not thinking about it much…

    …..I think they are thinking about it much.

  10. nflfollower says: Oct 7, 2016 11:06 AM

    Amazing how much can change in less than 12 months in this league

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