Eagles’ Offensive Line Stifled Suh And Fairley

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) under center during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports


Sometimes in a game the great plays of a few can take away from heroic plays of others. Sunday the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line did something that should be talked about for weeks to come. Before Sunday and since Week 7, the Detroit Lions have held all of their opponents to 243 rushing yards. That is 40.5 yards per game. They are the first team since 1933 to hold opponents to 62 yards or less and 0 rushing touchdowns in six-straight games.

To put this into perspective, the Philadelphia Eagles rushed for 309 yards against the Detroit Lions in six to eight inches of snow. That is one game. The six games prior the game against the Eagles, the Lions allowed only 243 yards!

Not taking away anything from the Philadelphia Eagles running backs but there is no way the running backs gain the yards they do. They stopped and man-handled two of the fiercest defenive linemen in the game. They worked as a unit and did something no other offensive line has been able to do this season. They did all that and protected Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. He was virtually untouched the entire game. That is something worth talking about.

Topics: Eagles Snow, Philadelphia Eagles, Week 14

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