Dave Weinberg’s Eagles-Lions 2-Minute Drill
Here is a quick look at the Eagles impressive win over the Lions on Sunday.
Eagles' best number: 236 (Eagles rushing yardage)
Eagles' worst number: 1 (DeVonta Smith receptions)
View from my living room: I severely underestimated the Lions' level of suckiness in my pregame prediction. I had the Lions winning 21-20.
1. Eagles running back Boston Scott (2 rushing touchdowns)
2. Eagles running back Jordan Howard (2 rushing touchdowns)
3. Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat (2 sacks)
Eagles' best play
Cornerback Darius Slay scooped up a fumble and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter that gave the Eagles and 38-0 lead.
Eagles' worst play
Lions running back Jermar Jefferson scored on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter to ruin the Eagles' bid for their first shutout since 2018 (24-0 over Washington).
Leading 24-0 at halftime, the Eagles drove 90 yards on their first possession of the second half for a touchdown to end any thoughts of a Lions' comeback.
Did you noitce?
Wide receiver Jalen Reagor left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. ... Guard Jack Driscoll left the game in the first half with a hand injury. ... Sweat had two sacks in the first half after earning 1.5 in the first five games. ... Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon used the blitz for the first time this season. ... Hurts' escapability was a key to the win. ... Lions fans booed the team off the field at halftime. ... Gardner Minshew made his Eagles' debut in the fourth quarter in relief of Hurts. ... TV cameras showed a Detroit fan in the stands dressed as a dandelion.