"I think we all were learning to get our footing in the snow," guard Evan Mathissaid. "We started calling more downhill plays, inside zone runs that allowed the offensive line to keep their base, keep a downhill mentality. Same with the backs, allowing them to hit it. Then Shady was able to get to the second level and do his shifty stuff and make people miss."
The Eagles' offensive line opened up huge holes against a Detroit defensive front that looked like it was on skates the entire second half. The Lions' defense never could fully adjust to the inside zone, so the Eagles' offense continued to shove it down Detroit's throat in a 28-6 fourth-quarter beatdown.