After Week 8, Lions versus. Eagles Grades: Failures Across the Board


After Week 8, Lions versus. Eagles Grades: Failures Across the Board


The Detroit Lions have yet to win this season, and their Week 8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was possibly the ugliest blowout of the year in the Motor City.

On the field, Detroit was beaten 44-6 and didn’t look good in any of the phases all afternoon. It was arguably one of the worst games a Lions team has played from start to finish since some of the blowouts late in the 2020 season when it was evident the season was lost.

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As a result of this performance, the Lions will enter the bye week with no wins and, in some cases, no hope. That should be the general consensus, especially following the Lions’ performance over the weekend. The grades are heavily influenced by the level of effort put forth on the field.

Here’s a peek at Week 8’s dreadful report card:

The Lions’ Offense vs. the Eagles


The Lions’ offensive performance against the Eagles was perhaps their worst of the season. The squad only managed 222 passing yards and their rushing attack was severely stifled, with only 57 yards gained on the ground. The Lions didn’t score early in the game and only scored late in garbage time at the conclusion. Worse, their offensive line was pushed around all day, resulting in 6 sacks. It was a dreadful effort, as evidenced by the ease with which the Eagles snatched the ball and scored:

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Detroit’s offense was going through the motions in a huge manner, and this demonstrated why. The Lions receive a failing grade for their inability to mount a consistent offensive attack.

The Lions’ Defense vs. the Eagles


The Lions defense hasn’t given up many times this season, but allowing Philadelphia to rush for 236 yards on the ground was the closest they’ve come to giving up on the field… Nokia News – Quick Recap


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