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Eagles’ D has no answer as Lions open up early lead

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) AP

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was once the Lions’ head coach. He’s not enjoying today’s return to Detroit.

The Lions have had the ball twice today against the Eagles, and they have two long touchdown drives to show for it.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is 6-of-8 for 71 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions. Theo Riddick caught both touchdown passes. Stafford also had a 14-yard run that helped the Lions’ second drive, with a 15-yard penalty tacked on when he was hit as he was sliding.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz couldn’t do anything on Philadelphia’s first possession. The Eagles are going to need Wentz to open things up because they’re in an early hole.

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8 Responses to “Eagles’ D has no answer as Lions open up early lead”
  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 9, 2016 1:36 PM


  2. vicnocal says: Oct 9, 2016 1:45 PM

    Should be no problem for Wentz to lead his team back from this 14-0 hole, since we’ve already anointed him the greatest QB of all time.

  3. gogreenbiotch says: Oct 9, 2016 2:19 PM

    Lions are the better team .. but this is terrible reffing … horrible both ways horrible

  4. newmancave2016 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:39 PM

    Um, the Lions are the better team? No.

  5. gogreenbiotch says: Oct 9, 2016 3:05 PM

    In the first half they were.. I can’t believe the refs have gotten worse. AND the commercials seem to be more… I can’t believe how bad this is

  6. dolphins4 says: Oct 9, 2016 4:06 PM

    Ryan Mathews cost the Eagles this win with a costly fumble late in the game.

  7. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 4:10 PM

    Good win against a good team. Congrats Lions.

  8. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:34 AM

    Great game Lions!

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