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Pride of Detroit

The Detroit Lions are one loss away from entering the bye week as the team’s sole winless team. If Detroit is going to avoid that fate, they’ll have to take down the Philadelphia Eagles, who themselves have lost five of their last six games.

Though both teams are longshots to make any sort of noise in the NFC playoff race this year, the general feeling surrounding both teams couldn’t be more different. The Lions may be 0-7, but Dan Campbell has been keeping spirits high in Detroit both within the locker room and outside of it. Week in and week out, the Lions have been giving their opponents a challenge to the final whistle, and Detroit’s extremely young roster is showing week-to-week improvement.

Meanwhile, the Eagles are underperforming and their coaching staff is being criticized for not putting their players in the best position to succeed.

All that being said, it certainly seems like the Eagles have the better roster, which is probably why they’re 3.5-point favorites despite being on the road this week. Will the Lions beat the spread and pick up their first win? We’ll be providing live updates from Ford Field below as the game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET.

First quarter

The Lions won the toss and wanted the ball first. After a decent return, Jared Goff kicked off the drive with an 18-yard strike to T.J. Hockenson. But that would do it for the drive, as Hockenson dropped a third-and-5 catch that likely would’ve come up short, anyways. Jack Fox did nicely pin the punt inside the Eagles’ 5-yard line, though. Detroit’s defense got a quick three-and-out, though, giving the offense the ball back in Philly territory.

The Lions were able to pick up a first down thanks to rookie Jermar Jefferson’s first NFL touch, but Detroit’s offense would stall from there. Austin Seibert’s 47-yard attempt drifted wide left, keeping the game scoreless.

Philadelphia took advantage of the good field position and attacked the Lions’ edges with a few misdirections plays and end arounds. In total, the Eagles picked up 37 yards on the ground in seven carries. The drive was capped by a 1-yard score from Boston Scott. 7-0 Eagles.

Detroit’s offense responded with a three-and-out after plays of 1 yards, -1 yards and a 12-yard sack.

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