Lions will beat Eagles
November 25, 2015
On Thursday, Nov. 26, the Philadelphia Eagles will travel to Detroit and play the Lions.
The Eagles are 4-6, and are in third place in their conference, NFC East. They recently played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, getting smashed, 45-17. Ouch.
The Lions are 3-7 and are in fourth place in NFC North. Detroit just beat the Raiders 18-13 at Ford Field in Michigan.
Sam Bradford leads Philadelphia in passing. He has 2,297 yards, completing 214 out of 335 passes. He has 11 touchdown passes on the season. Those statistics aren’t bad, but there’s a catch. In this recent loss to Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bradford didn’t play due to a shoulder injury, and Mark Sanchez filled his spot on Sunday. But he has started practicing again as of today.
The leading rusher for the Eagles is ex-Cowboy DeMarco Murray. On the season, Murray has 515 yards on 141 carries. He is averaging over three yards per carry and has four rushing touchdowns on the season.
Jordan Matthews leads Philadelphia in receiving. He has 565 yards on the season with 55 catches, averaging 10.3 yards per catch. Matthews has two touchdowns on the season.
Matthew Stafford leads the Lions in passing. Stafford has completed 239 out of 372 attempts and has 2,607 yards this year. He also has 15 touchdowns on the season.
Rookie Ameer Abdullah leads the Lions in rushing. The rookie running back has 284 yards on 80 carries. Abdullah averages over three yards per carry and has one touchdown on the season.
Shockingly–not really–Calvin “Megatron” Johnson leads the team in receiving. Johnson has 59 catches for 828 yards. He is averaging 14 yards per catch and has three touchdowns on the season.
In this game, I’m going with the Lions. They just won a game at home, and they’ll be playing there again. I think Detroit has momentum on their side. Yes, it’s true the Eagles were playing without their starting quarterback, but that doesn’t excuse the defense.
The Tampa Bay offense does not have the same weapons that Detroit has to offer. Sam Bradford should be back, but he’s coming off an injury, and now he has to travel from the East Coast to the North. The Lions are at home, and will be ready.
Update: Lions 45, Eagles 14