Around the League  

 

LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles plow Detroit Lions

LeSean McCoy put on a show as the Philadelphia Eagles dropped a flurry of second-half points against the Detroit Lions in a snowstorm.

On NFL Network
NFL Replay
will re-air the Philadelphia Eagles' 34-20 win over the Detroit Lions from Week 14 on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. ET.

» NFL Network schedule

Here is what we learned in the Eagles' 34-20 victory:

1. McCoy was spectacular on touchdown runs of 40 and 57 yards. The running back consistently made the Lions' secondary look foolish. Shady was the kid at the park who is so much better than everyone else you just give him the ball, stand back and watch him clown the other kids. He finished with a franchise-record 217 rushing yards.

2. The Lions' run defense -- one of the league's best entering the week -- was embarrassed. A dominant front four couldn't figure out the Eagles' blocking scheme and were consistently pushed out of the play by pulling blockers.

3. Philadelphia's Nick Foles threw his first interception of the season. The quarterback looked shaky early, but found traction in the snow and was able to hook up with wide receivers Riley Cooper and DeSean Jackson on deep passes. His off-the-charts stats will take a hit, but he led his team consistently in the second half.

4. It would have been a bigger blowout if Detroit's Jeremy Ross didn't return a punt and kick for touchdowns for the Lions' special teams unit.

5. Phialdelphia's Chip Kelly schooled Detroit's Jim Schwartz on the sideline. One coach made adjustments at halftime and blew the game open. The other decided it was smart to take the opening kickoff in a blizzard after winning the coin toss. If the Lions fall out of the playoffs, Schwartz needs to lose his job (the Lions are currently sit just a half a game up in the division).

6. The Lions, as usual, couldn't take care of the ball. They fumbled the ball seven times in the snow, losing three. Detroit has a ton of talent but can't stay out of their own way.

7. Lions running back Reggie Bush didn't play after aggravating his calf injury.

The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.

Fan Discussion

NFL News
CONTENT
15