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.
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