PHILADELPHIA, PA (WTVB) - The Detroit Lions gave up 28 fourth quarter points on a snowy Sunday at Philadelphia as the Eagles rallied to beat Detroit 34-20. The defeat dropped the Lion’s record to 7-and-6, leaving them with a half game NFC North Division lead over the 6-6 Bears, who host Dallas tonight at Soldier Field. The Packers are also back in the mix in the North after they improved to 6-6-and-1 with a 22-21 win over the Falcons at Green Bay.
The Lions looked to be in position to win yesterday, pulling ahead 14-0 in blizzard like conditions that left up to a half-foot of snow on the field. But as the weather improved a bit, the Eagles rushing game took over including LeSean McCoy with a pair of long touchdowns runs. McCoy finished with a franchise record 217 yards on the ground helping the Eagles win their fifth straight to move to 8-and-5. Jeremy Ross scored on a 58-yard punt return and a 98-yard kickoff return for Detroit.
Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford fumbled 3 snaps in the first quarter and turned it over again on a fumble in the fourth quarter. Detroit also lost running back Reggie Bush when he slipped on the field during warm ups and re-injured his calf.
The Lions return to action a week from tonight with Monday Night Football at home against the Baltimore Ravens.