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Notes: All-22 film highlights the good, bad from Lions vs. Eagles

A closer look at the Week 8 disaster reveals at least some positives.

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The Detroit Lions got manhandled on Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles dominated both trenches, earning 236 rushing yards against Detroit, and holding the Lions to just 57 of their own. The Eagles didn’t have to throw the ball much, but Jalen Hurts was still a far more efficient quarterback than Jared Goff, averaging 7.4 yards per pass attempt to Goff’s 6.5.

The Eagles media department put out a well-produced video showing some of the coaching adjustments the team made on Sunday to successfully trounce the Lions' defensive front, including deploying a handful of three tight end sets. Lions defensive lineman Nick Williams referenced this in his Monday press conference but noted it’s still their job to stop it.

“They had some personnels that we really didn’t rep in practice a lot, a lot, but at the end of the day, we have to get in the defense and defend it,” Williams said.

The video also breaks down how the Eagles successfully blitzed against Detroit’s offensive line and caused disruption to Jared Goff. If you can stomach it, it’s definitely worth a watch:

Don’t worry, there is some good to come out of this game here, too. Offensive linemen Penei Sewell and Jonah Jackson continue to develop a rapport that is resulting in some high-tier offensive line play. Brandon Thorn picked out a handful of plays that show them working perfectly in tandem.

The future is bright.

  • Two awesome moments from Sunday’s game that had nothing to do with the game itself. You can watch Chris Spielman’s induction into the Lions Ring of Honor here:

Plus, the Lions held a short ceremony for Moe Pearson, the team’s manager of player and alumni relations. Pearson also served in the Army, which earned him the Lions nomination for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award.

If you don’t know Moe, the outpouring of support for him on Twitter is an excellent reflection of his character and kindness.

  • Want to get—or send—a personalized message from Barry Sanders? The Lions legend is on Cameo, and it’ll cost you $500 to get him to say anything you want. Of course, proceeds go to charity:

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