On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles(3-5) bounced back when they defeated the Detroit Lions(0-8) 44-6 at Ford Field to snap their two-game losing streak.
Football games are won in the trenches, and the Eagles controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Philadelphia rushed for 236 yards(the most the Eagles had since they ran for 256 yards against the Cowboys in 2014) and four touchdowns. Boston Scott ran for 60 yards and two touchdowns, while Jordan Howard, who made his regular-season debut after spending the season on the practice squad, finished with 57 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
This is only the second time in Eagles’ history that two players have rushed for multiple touchdowns in a game.
In addition, Jalen Hurts, who was 9/14 for 103 yards, had seven carries for 71 yards.
“We were able to push some guys around up front,” Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said postgame.
Defensively, the Eagles got after Lions quarterback Jared Goff. Philadelphia sacked Goff six times, including two by DE Josh Sweat. The Eagles had four of their six sacks in the first half. In addition, they allowed 57 yards on the ground. Philadelphia limited Detroit to only 228 yards of total offense and forced a fumble, which was returned 33 yards by former Lions corner Darius Slay for a touchdown.
This was a complete performance by the Eagles, and while the Lions are winless this season, they have played teams tough at home, so give Philadelphia credit for routing the Lions.
Now, the Eagles hope to build on this win next week at home against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Best of the Rest:
-The Eagles scored 44 points, marking the first time Philadelphia has posted 40+ points in a game since 12/10/17 at Los Angeles Rams (43). It is also the most points scored since 11/5/17 vs. Denver (51) and the most scored on the road since 11/3/13 at Oakland (49).
-Philadelphia’s 44-6 victory is the largest margin of victory (38) since 12/22/13 vs. Chicago (43) and its largest margin of victory on the road since 11/8/81 at St. Louis Cardinals (42).