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.
24 & 21-years old..this left side in Detroit of Jonah Jackson/Penei Sewell work very well together and have been impressive this season. pic.twitter.com/cQupVyVmwC— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) November 2, 2021
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.
Moe Pearson, Manager of Player & Alumni Relations, is the Detroit Lions' nominee for the NFL's Salute to Service Award. We surprised him with the news at Sunday's game. pic.twitter.com/rVsm0jg6yF— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 2, 2021
- Justin Rogers re-watched the game—god bless his soul—to see what went wrong offensive vs. the Eagles. Spoiler: It’s mostly not Jared Goff. ($)
- 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:
Surprise the super-fan in your life with a personalized message from Lions Legend, @BarrySanders! Visit https://t.co/sGLS4X2TiF to book now.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 2, 2021
Proceeds will benefit the Detroit Lions Foundation. pic.twitter.com/CYDEZGlmE1
- From over the weekend, ESPN’s Eric Woodyard talked with D’Andre Swift about how Philadelphia shaped him as a person and a football player.
- Sorry, Michael Strahan, Tracy Walker wanted to do a jersey swap with his old teammate:
- The Detroit Free Press has a story about how Jermar Jefferson almost forgot to keep the football of his first career touchdown.