Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Andrew Kulp@@KulpSaysContributor IDecember 8, 2013

USA Today

In Week 14, the stakes were high for the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles as each tried to plow their way toward the postseason through a driving snowstorm. Behind a record-breaking performance from LeSean McCoy, the Birds came away with the huge victory.

The Eagles improved to 8-5 on the season, doubling their win total from last year, and can take sole possession of first place in the NFC East with a Dallas loss on Monday night. McCoy broke Steve Van Buren's franchise record with 217 yards on the ground, paving the way with a dominant second half. McCoy added two touchdowns as the team as a whole racked up over 300 yards rushing.

Detroit's collapse is unexplainable as the club fell to 7-6. The Lions controlled the game until the fourth quarter, buoyed in part by kick- and punt-return touchdowns by Jeremy Ross. The NFL's second-ranked run defense fell apart down the stretch though, and quarterback Matt Stafford struggled to get into a rhythm as the Eagles held an opponent to 21 or fewer points for the ninth consecutive week.

It was a special game in more ways than one, as the intense snowfall added incredible imagery to an intense contest. Scroll down for more highlights and analysis from an instant classic.