The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions face off on Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday. Both teams are in first place in their respective divisions and can’t afford a loss this late in the season. I got together with Zac Snyder of SideLion Report to get the Lions’ take on the upcoming game.
1.) The Detroit Lions looked impressive in their win against Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day. After losing 9 straight times to the Packers on Thanksgiving it was a huge win. Do you think that will serve as a distraction as they plan for Philadelphia this weekend?
I don’t think turning around after a big win will be a problem. After all, the memory of dropping a stinker to the Tampa Bay Bucs is nearly as fresh in their minds. The Lions have escaped their stretch of back to back losses before Thankgiving with the NFC North lead still in their possession thanks to their win over the Packers. They need to finish the season strong and that starts with the game in Philly.
2.) With Reggie Bush possibly out this Sunday what are your thoughts on the Lions running game against the Eagles?
I would be very surprised if Reggie Bush doesn’t play but the Lions have won without him already this season and Joique Bell has proven his ability behind Bush. Bush and Bell look like different backs but both are effective running between the tackles and in the passing game. The Lions would miss Bush if he wasn’t able to play, but their offense wouldn’t take the same hit as if they were without Calvin Johnson.