But according to the Detroit Lions injury report the Lions will have to play this pivotal NFC match-up without several of its key players.
Reggie Bush missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a lingering calf injury. Bush was able to practice on Friday but his participation was limited.
A bigger concern is the injury to Darius Slay’s knee in practice on Thursday. The “freak” injury kept him out of practice on Friday and he is listed doubtful for the game on Sunday.
To further complicate things, CB Chris Houston is also questionable for the Eagles game. Houston did practice on Friday albeit limited.
The secondary is already the Lions defense’s weakest link. With the possibility of having two starting CB on the self, it will be difficult to stop Philly QB Nick Foles.
The surprising play of Nick Foles this season has won him the starting job over incumbent Micheal Vick. Now the Lions have to try ans stop one of the NFLs hottest QB’s while shorthanded.