Quick Take: Lions come off bye with big road tilt

NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:

Why this game is intriguing: It would be difficult to argue that the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions don't possess two of the most talented rosters when it comes to star power. Both have dynamic offensive potential, yet neither has quite hit its stride. The Eagles' ball-security issues have contributed largely to their two losses, while the Lions have battled defensive and special-teams woes. In reality, both teams should be in the playoff hunt, but a loss here will severely hurt that cause for one of them. Figure the Lions need it just a little more desperately.

What to watch: Coming off a bye, can Detroit emerge with a better purpose? The feeling internally was that they aren't as bad as their 1-3 record, but if they keep losing, none of those feelings will matter. Running back Mikel Leshoure likely used the bye to work his way back into sync, but if his offensive line can't block the Eagles' filthy front, it won't matter. As for Philly, the scariest trait they carry is that, at some point, they'll put it together. But will this be the week?

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