Lions Blow Out Eagles 45-14 Behind Stafford And Johnson

The Detroit Lions punted on their first drive of the game, but found an offensive rhythm after that and cruised to a blow out win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Lions reeled off six straight scoring drives in their 45-7 win on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions improved to 4-7, while the Eagles dropped to the same record

Eagles CB Nolan Carroll broke his ankle and without him, the Eagles secondary wasn't up to the task of stopping Lions QB Matt Stafford or WR Calvin Johnson. The duo torched the Eagles secondary for one of their best games of the season. Johnson caught eight passes for 93 yards and three touchdowns. Stafford completed 27 of 38 passes for 337 yards and five TDs. 

The Lions' pass rush harassed Mark Sanchez, who was starting for an injured Sam Bradford, to the tune of six sacks. DE Ziggy Ansah had a monster game, racking up three sacks. He also forced and recovered a fumble on one play. 

The Eagles' offense struggled mightily, picking up just 227 yards. The running game was nonexistent, recording just 68 yards on 25 carries.

The Lions have the NFL's worst running game, but even that part of their game found success. The Lions racked up 110 yards and a TD on 29 carries. 

The Eagles have dropped three straight games and have given up 45 points in back-to-back weeks. The Eagles are in danger of making it four straight, as they play the undefeated New England Patriots next week. The Lions host the Packers next week.  

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