Lions hold on to upset Eagles

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In a game that ended with plenty of intrigue in the closing moments, the Lions managed to survive a near collapse and upset the Eagles, 27-24.

Detroit jumped out to what looked like a comfortable lead, 27-17 in the fourth quarter, and when the Eagles tried and failed on a desperation fourth-and-8 deep in their own territory, it seemed over. But it was really only getting started.

After taking over on downs, the Lions’ offense went three-and-out. And when they tried a field goal, it was blocked and the Eagles recovered it at midfield.

Another fourth down attempt initially seemed to be converted with a deep pass to Darren Sproles, but the officials flagged Sproles for offensive pass interference, and on the ensuing fourth-and-15, Carson Wentz couldn’t connect.

The Lions’ defense had trouble hanging on after cornerback Darius Slay exited with a hamstring injury, but Detroit managed to escape for a fantastic finish. The win improves the Lions to 2-0-1, and aside from a disastrous fourth quarter against the Cardinals, they’ve exceeded expectations this season.

The Eagles, however, have fallen short of expectations. At 1-2, they’re already two games behind the Cowboys in the NFC East. Not where they want to be.

56 responses to “Lions hold on to upset Eagles

  1. Hopefully slay gets healthy soon. The lack of pass rush by the Lions against a depleted offensive line was slightly frustrating as well and is an ongoing issue with this defense. It’s early but right now looks like they massively overpaid for trey flowers in free agency. Kennard and Okwara are both setting the edge and rushing the passer better than he is.

  2. Haha haha. Soar Eagles soar, all the way home with your tail between your legs. SB bound you are. 😂😂😂

  3. not sold at all on Detroit. I picked them as a well kept secret, but they easily lose that game if that receiver doesn’t drop that last pass from Wentz.

  4. Here come the excuses about dropped passes and bad officiating. Losers find ways to lose and winners find ways to win. Lions tried their best to throw this game and Eagles still failed to find a winning character.

  5. Miles Sanders has talent but is way over rated. All he does is dance and fumble. They need to play Jordan Howard more because he is a better running back.

  6. Richard Nguyen says:
    September 22, 2019 at 4:44 pm
    Here come the excuses about dropped passes and bad officiating. Losers find ways to lose and winners find ways to win. Lions tried their best to throw this game and Eagles still failed to find a winning character.

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    Those aren’t excuses. They are literally the reason we lost the game. I would put officiating third behind dropped passes, fumbles . The missed face mask on Sanders was one of the most egregious missed calls I have ever seen. If they can’t fix that with all the replay and challenges the system is useless. The officials were up the Eagles ass on Ticky tack callls most of the game. Drops are number one. The game-winning touchdown was dropped.

  7. My team won , so I can’t complain a whole ton – and they should have iced the game when they had the chance.

    I also try not to complain about officiating.

    With all that said –

    That call on Jarrad Davis for the hit on a defenseless receiver on Sproles was a joke. Didn’t lead with his head , Sproles was looking right at him. Minor head contact – but what’s he supposed to do , let Sproles catch it and score ?

  8. topcide says:
    September 22, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    My team won , so I can’t complain a whole ton – and they should have iced the game when they had the chance.

    I also try not to complain about officiating.

    With all that said –

    That call on Jarrad Davis for the hit on a defenseless receiver on Sproles was a joke. Didn’t lead with his head , Sproles was looking right at him. Minor head contact – but what’s he supposed to do , let Sproles catch it and score ?

    ——-

    You have to be kidding me. That is utterly delusional. It was direct helmet to helmet contact, initiated with the helmet. He was a defenseless receiver. We might not like the rules like that, but that is what they are.

  9. Richard Nguyen one thing I’ve learned about Philly fans is they’re quick to throw around excuses (and are sometimes legit especially if it’s injuries) yet don’t afford other teams those same excuses (even if it’s injuries)

  10. Forget The Lions trying to throw the game, as that was the OLD Lions!! This new defense is holding on to WINS, and we are just a play away from being undefeated and in first place! The Vikings and Bears have already fallen below us, and it’s only time before the Packers do as well.

    The Lions are THE KINGS OF THE NFC NORTH JUNGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ALLHAILTHEKING

  11. I’ve got lion blood and I love when we’re winning… But unfortunately our undefeated streak ends at 3 games. Our defense is not very good… Slay has seriously earned his nickname because he has a single big play this season. He’s going to need to sit out this next game because he’s going to get abused. The ravens gave up 505 yards to Patty and Co. I say we do something similar. Unfortunately. However fortunately we’ve showed we can sometimes score points. The running game is slightly improved and we might be able to enlist some ball control and keep it away from the chiefs. I love my lions but I want to see them do better, and we ain’t ready for prime time yet. We ain’t worried about the packers though. 💪😤

  12. lions good…not a chance they will get destroyed next week then you will see what pretenders they really are

  13. eaglesmancave says:
    September 22, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Those aren’t excuses. They are literally the reason we lost the game. I would put officiating third behind dropped passes, fumbles . The missed face mask on Sanders was one of the most egregious missed calls I have ever seen. If they can’t fix that with all the replay and challenges the system is useless. The officials were up the Eagles ass on Ticky tack callls most of the game. Drops are number one. The game-winning touchdown was dropped.

    ****************

    The delusion is strong in this one. You want to play the woulda, coulda, shoulda, game? Hockenson has .5 inches on the back of the end zone. Would of been a TD. Should of pick up your first fumble.

    Face it, the Lions won the first half and the Eagles couldn’t over come that. The end. Go fight someone if you can’t handle it but that would be par for the course for Eagles fans.

  14. Lions are learning how to win the close games. This is two weeks in a row against playoff contenders. The Lions beat my team last week, props.

  15. eaglesmancave says:

    “The missed face mask on Sanders was one of the most egregious missed calls I have ever seen.”

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    Yet the offsides call on the Lions kick off when the Eagles should have started from the 10 really happened though, right? No roughing when Stafford is on the field either.
    The Lions are the worst undefeated ever, and they beat your Eagles. LOL

  16. look st all the bandwagon lions fan coming out of the woodwork.. this team has never been good and will never be good.. they are gonna be mauled in the next few weeks

  17. The Eagles can crash all I care, but considering the amount of injuries to starters they’ve endured, they’ve manage to hang in the past two games. Some of you NFCE trolls might want to save that crow until they get eliminated.

  18. topcide says:
    September 22, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    My team won , so I can’t complain a whole ton – and they should have iced the game when they had the chance.

    I also try not to complain about officiating.

    With all that said –

    That call on Jarrad Davis for the hit on a defenseless receiver on Sproles was a joke. Didn’t lead with his head , Sproles was looking right at him. Minor head contact – but what’s he supposed to do , let Sproles catch it and score ?
    ——————————-

    Are you serious? I think that call, even if incorrect (it wasn’t), pales next to the missed call on the decapitation and the ticky-tack OPI on Sproles at the end.

  19. Glad to see the sub-intelligent fans show up with the childish comments. Eagle fans assessment is spot on: Drop passes, fumbles and defense not getting off the field on 3 rd down. Injuries haven’t helped but receivers can’t be dropping passes -7 to be exact. Cowboy fans trolling and look who they have played. Stop.

  20. TrubiskyIsGarbageAndTheBearsShouldHaveDraftedMahommes says:
    September 22, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    ………………………………………

    Double Doink !

  21. It never fails to amaze me, the number of people who come on here after weeks 2 thru 4 crowning some teams and stating that seasons are over for others.

    All you people burying the Eagles know this team resembles a MASH unit, but still almost managed to win the game. You also know it’s a LONG season and a lot can change over the course of 16 games.

    Let’s none of us get carried away.

  22. fmwarner5 says:
    September 22, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    topcide says:
    September 22, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    My team won , so I can’t complain a whole ton – and they should have iced the game when they had the chance.

    I also try not to complain about officiating.

    With all that said –

    That call on Jarrad Davis for the hit on a defenseless receiver on Sproles was a joke. Didn’t lead with his head , Sproles was looking right at him. Minor head contact – but what’s he supposed to do , let Sproles catch it and score ?
    ——————————-

    Are you serious? I think that call, even if incorrect (it wasn’t), pales next to the missed call on the decapitation and the ticky-tack OPI on Sproles at the end
    ———————————
    So, a blatant two arm shove to the defender is ticky-tack? 3 OPI calls sounds like a coaching issue.

  23. The Lions did not upset the Filthydelphia football team. Filthy is a horrible team with subpar coaching and QB play. The Lions beat the Filthies and should be noted for taking it to the most overrated team in the NFC.

  24. It never fails to amaze me, the number of people who come on here after weeks 2 thru 4 crowning some teams and stating that seasons are over for others

    Exactly. Can’t pass judgement until after the first quarter of the season. Things will change drastically for some of these middle teams.

  25. I love how a Lions fan has a name about “Trubisky being garbage” when his backup QB and Trubisky himself destroyed the Lions last year with an easy sweep.

    The Lions can’t beat any of the teams in their division and they barely squeaked a win on these first three cupcake games of this season. Enjoy it Lions fans you do this every season – a glimmer of hope and then reality settles in in couple more weeks…..

  26. As a Pats fan I am really happy that Marty P. Exacted some revenge for the disappointing finish to his Patriot tenure. More importantly, I do hope the Lane Johnson had some fun!
    I want to assure him that raising a 6th banner and starting 3-0
    ( our scoring opponents 106-17 so far) has been pure misery!
    LOL

  27. The Lions aren’t any good. They don’t know how to play a complete game. Stafford continues to pee his pants when a big play needs to be made. Their defense sucks. They only won the game today because Philly was playing with 2nd string wide receivers who couldn’t catch the ball. Patricia is just another rotten apple off the Belicheat coaching tree.

  28. eaglesmancave says:
    September 22, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Those aren’t excuses. They are literally the reason we lost the game. I would put officiating third behind dropped passes, fumbles . The missed face mask on Sanders was one of the most egregious missed calls I have ever seen. If they can’t fix that with all the replay and challenges the system is useless. The officials were up the Eagles ass on Ticky tack callls most of the game. Drops are number one. The game-winning touchdown was dropped.

    ****************

    The delusion is strong in this one. You want to play the woulda, coulda, shoulda, game? Hockenson has .5 inches on the back of the end zone. Would of been a TD. Should of pick up your first fumble.

    Face it, the Lions won the first half and the Eagles couldn’t over come that. The end. Go fight someone if you can’t handle it but that would be par for the course for Eagles fans.


    And how about the Trey Flowers roughing the passer call that bailed the Eagles out from a failed comeback drive and kept them in the game. Flowers fell down and literally grazed Wentz, completely unintentionally. That was much worse than anything against the Eagles. The Lions beat them worse than the score suggests and controlled most of the game.

  29. The media has been largely silent on the Lions because this is what they do. Spurts of mediocre wins but then they get blown out when the games really matter.

    The problem is Detroit never has all phases of the game clicking together. Either offense is off but defense and special teams play good or any other variation of this.

    Detroit’s offense and defense are both playing maybe slightly above average (at least compared to how Detroit usually plays) but they’ve been getting ham stringed by poor special teams play. Plus offense is not getting touchdowns in the red zone. Field goals may help you squeak by playing teams like the Chargers and Eagles but they won’t mean squat playing teams like the Chiefs.

    I’m a huge Lions fan, but realistically this is likely how the game against the Chiefs will go:

    Detroit’s defense will get shredded. If they get gassed by the fourth quarter by the Cardinals then I’m pretty sure they will be gassed by the second quarter by the Chiefs.
    Mahomes will have a career day. If you have anybody in the Chiefs offense on your fantasy football start them. Hell, even start the waterboy.

    Detroit’s offense will likely stutter out of the gate in the first half. The second half will likely see them get more success and they will put points on the board. Stafford will ball out like he does. He will keep the game interesting. Fans always complain that he doesn’t win games but let’s face it. He’s the only reason why they’re actually competing in games half the time. Dude is a blue chip player all the way and would likely be a Hall of Famer on any other team.

    The usual crappy penalties, mediocre special teams play and questionable coaching decisions will lose the game.

    Final score:
    Chiefs 45 Detroit 34

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