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Eagles have to swallow pride, fall to Lions 27-24

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PHILADELPHIA, PA –

Missed opportunities and sloppy football cost the Eagles again as they drop their second straight game. 

For a game that went back and forth in the first half, it felt like it was in the Lions control for 95% of the game. The Eagles fast start looks promising but the team as a whole has yet to put together a consistent effort.

A clearly frustrated offensive unit with 7 drops on the day and two crucial fumbles stalled all momentum, while the Eagles defense who gave less than 300 yards is still lacking pressure. 

The Eagles showed promise in the second half once again but the 10-point deficit was too much to overcome. The game looked like it could have gone the Eagles way after a blocked kick by Malcolm Jenkins set up the Eagles within the 25-yard line of the Lions. However, a block in the back left the Eagles at midfield and they were unable to move the ball forward.  

Carson Wentz missed some throws today he’d like to have back but both Dallas Goedert and Mack Hollins dropped potential touchdowns. Wentz finished 19/36 for 259 yards and two touchdowns and the running backs carried 30 times for an average of 4.2 yards per carry.

Miles Sanders led the way with 13 carries for 53 yards and two receptions for 73 yards but had a fumble as well. Jordan Howard scored his first touchdown as an Eagle. 

With the loss, Philadelphia now falls to 1-2 and two games behind the Cowboys in the NFC with a short week on the horizon. Hopefully, Alshon Jeffery and/or DeSean Jackson will be able to bring their reliable hands to Lambeau on Thursday Night Football. The Packers dismantled the Broncos today by a score of 27-16 to remain undefeated.

Full Stats Here (via ESPN)

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