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LeSean McCoy pulls Eagles sleigh to incredible win over Lions

Dec 8, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT


Go ahead, walk outside in the snow right now. Try not to fall.

Now, get up. Dust off the snow. And try to cut, juke, and make 300-pound tacklers miss you.

LeSean McCoy can.

McCoy ran for a team record 217 yards as the Eagles came back from an early hole to beat the Detroit Lions, 34-20, at a snowy Lincoln Financial Field. The team is now 8-5 and has won five straight games for the first time since 2009. The Cowboys will try to keep pace Monday night in Chicago.

If you were at the game, it’ll be one you remember for a long, long time. If you were watching at home, you had a fun day too.

[Snow links: Linc photo gallery | gif Jason Kelce's beard | Calvin Johnson's lost face]

  1. BenE. - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Two things:

    Great job by Chip Kelly making second half adjustments. The 44-yard pass to Riley Cooper completely changed the game. The Lions were winning the line of scrimmage up until that point. Suddenly, they had to defend north-south, and it opened up the field for the running game by keeping the Lions defense honest. The Lions slowly lost all composure on defense after that.

    Outstanding effort by the offensive line to find their footing and take over the game. They opened up massive holes for McCoy and Polk, and they kept Foles from getting hit in frigid temps. They also effectively put the game away with a great push on the goal line to get Foles into the endzone.

    Beautifully-executed win in an epic game.

  2. nyphilsphan - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Agreed, Ben.

    Didn’t this have the feeling of the kind of absolute stinker letdown game Andy’s squads put together every season? After that first half of those games, the teams of the past 5 years were mentally checked out by the time they walked through the tunnel.

    Nice to feel the culture changing and to know the players all seem to believe in the coach and the players around them.

  3. Matt S. - Dec 8, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Craziest game I’ve ever attended and one hell of a win. Kudos to the fans today place was loud from start to finish and a lot of people stayed til the very end. I may not regain feeling in my arms and legs til tomorrow but it was totally worth it.

  4. kbwcpa - Dec 8, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Amazing game!! This is an exciting team.

    Anybody have a link to Merrill’s calls from today?

  5. yishmeister - Dec 8, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Lesean McCoy = MVP

  6. Joseph - Dec 9, 2013 at 4:44 AM

    I believe the Fans helped energize this team up to some degree. Now only if Eagles fans were this Loud and passionate every freaking game. I was at the game and yeah while it was loud in the first half, it was deafening loud in the 2nd half that I know for a fact some of that was getting to the Lions offense because it seemed to mess with their plays that at times it seemed Stafford went for a longer count because he was hoping the noise would stop. It got to the Lions offense to some degree, but lets credit out defense as well. While the sound I believe helped out some degree, our defense and offense both played amazing through out the game. Sorry Special Teams but today wasn’t your day, and hopefully our Special Teams improves in the Future and doesn’t cost Jackson a Touchdown… Eagles team is starting to become a complete team, but special teams does stupid crap sometimes. It was excusable today to some degree because of the snow, but I don’t want to see that miserable tackling again because that could make or break a game when we play someone really good. I think this team is capable of beating some of the top teams out there but I don’t want to jinx it and just go with the ride. Hopefully Dallas loses to the Bears because this race is a tough fought battle and its going to get really scary if it comes down to the final game of the season. Eagles seem to play great away tho and now they’re playing great at home and I think it’s because the Eagles gave the crowd something to cheer for, a good possibly a great football team. Only time will tell.


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