Eagles Rally Past the Lions, 34-20 In the Snow
(PHILADELPHIA) — Even with the snow pouring down in south Philadelphia, nothing could stop the Eagles as they defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20 for their fifth straight win.
The Eagles trailed 14-0 at halftime with near-blizzard conditions at Lincoln Financial Field. But the Eagles rallied back to score 28 fourth quarter points to take down the Lions.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was the story for the Eagles on Sunday. He finished the game with 217 rushing yards and two touchdowns. In doing so, he broke the Eagles single-game rushing record held by Steve Van Buren back in 1949.
“It was tough, to be honest,” McCoy said after the game. “But the guys were giving me so much room. I actually like to run in between the tackles.”
Also during the game, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw his first interception of the season, falling one short of tying Peyton Manning’s record of throwing 20 touchdowns to start a season before throwing an interception.
With the win, the Eagles improved to 8-5 after winning just four games last season. The Lions fell to 7-6 and are curetly in first place in teh NFC North.
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