The Detroit Lions V Philadelphia Eagles game has playoff implications for both teams. The Eagles and the Lions sit atop their perspective divisions but if they fail to close the deal conference record could be the tie-breaker that decides their playoff fate.
The Lions are 6-3 in NFC play while the Eagles hold a 6-2 mark.
The Eagles have had to deal with a Quarterback controversy this season but Nick Foles has risen to the top in Philly’s big play offense. The Lions are coming into the game with key injuries in the secondary. That may make it difficult for the Lions to stop the Eagles high-octane offense.
Keys To The Game
With the Detroit Lions secondary nursing injuries the pressure rests squarely on the defensive line. On Thanksgiving Day the Lions sacked Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn seven times. They will have to have a similar performance against the Eagles to lead the Lions to victory.
Matthew Stafford and the Lions must take care of the football. The Lions were generous on thanksgiving by turning the ball over 4 times. Three of them via the interception. The Lions were able to win despite the negative turnover ratio. They will not be so lucky against the Eagles.
When the game is outdoors in December weather is always a factor Today is not exception. Snow is expected in the forecast. According to weather.com the game time temperature will be 33 degrees with snow.
You can catch the game online starting at 1:00 pm through NFL.Com
You can also purchase Lions @ Eagles tickets if you’re looking to sit through a blizzard and cheer on Detroit in enemy territory.