The Lions improved to 2-0 with a thrilling 20-17 overtime victory against the Vikings. Jason Hansen made good on a chance to redeem himself after missing a 48-yard field goal at the end of regulation, as he hit from 37 yards out to end the contest in OT. Playing on Monday night at home, McNabb and the Eagles struggled for the second consecutive week through the air and fell to 0-2 with a loss against the rival Redskins.
Detroit can improve to 3-0 for the first time since 1980 and move closer to making starting quarterback Jon Kitna's preseason prediction of a 10-win season come true. After wins against the rebuilding Raiders and Vikings, a victory at Philadelphia would go a long way toward showing the Lions are for real. The Eagles need a triumphant outcome to avoid an 0-3 start and to keep from falling even farther back in the NFC East.
DETROIT: RB Kevin Jones (Foot), RB T.J. Duckett (ankle). PHILADELPHIA: CB Lito Sheppard (Knee), S Brian Dawkins (neck), T William Thomas (back), S Sean Considine (Knee)