Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Takeaways from Lions' Snowy Loss

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Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Takeaways from Lions' Snowy Loss
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The Detroit Lions traveled to Philadelphia in a matchup of 7-5 teams jockeying for playoff position in the NFC. At the end of the day, the Eagles emerged victorious with a 34-20 home win.  

The overriding story was the weather. Several inches of snow fell throughout the game, blanketing the field with a deep sheet of white. Both teams battled the elements as much as the other for most of the game. 

For three quarters, the Lions handled the conditions as capably as the Eagles. The fourth quarter, however, may very well live in blustery infamy for Detroit fans. 

The Lions now stand at 7-6, somehow still in first place in the NFC North. Up next is a Monday Night Football date hosting the Baltimore Ravens, who beat the Minnesota Vikings in a 29-26 thriller. The Ravens are also 7-6 and fighting for their playoff lives. 

Here are the initial takeaways from the loss...

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