Detroit Lions To Face Eagles On Thanksgiving Day


The annual Thanksgiving day tradition in Detroit continues in 2015 when the Detroit Lions host the Philadelphia Eagles.  The Eagles are a true wildcard this season.

Chip Kelly has completely dismantled the team from 2014 and rebuilt it like a mad scientist.  Gone are the key members are the high-powered high-flying offense from a year ago. They have been replaced by a collection of under-achievers and never-weres making Chip Kelly the smartest coach in football or the craziest.

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It is difficult to tell whether the Eagles will be competitive this season but this game shouldn’t be penciled in as an easy win.  The Eagles always seem to play the Lions tough and with Detroit needing all the conference wins they can get, the game on Thanksgiving is a big a game as it has ever been for the Lions. The game made ever bigger because of the weeks that surround it.

Thanksgiving Day will be the first in back-to-back games for the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.  Usually the Lions get an entire week and a half off before playing again after Thanksgiving. Because of their scheduled appearance on Thursday night football December 3rd, the Lions will play 3 games in 11 days and will have to forgo their usual post-Thanksgiving rest. That could be devastating for the Lions who could be short-handed for the Green Bay game in Week 13 if some of their star veteran players have difficult recovering on short rest.

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All three of the games in the Thanksgiving stretch come at home but the results could derail the Lions season if they run into injuries.  For this reason it would be wise for Jim Caldwell and company to get as many wins as they can early in the season because they could need a little buffer to survive this brutal home stand and still be in the playoff hunt.

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