NFL playoff picture latest update: Lions upset Philadelphia Eagles and Playoff scenario too
This was a match that had kept people excited throughout the day, but the result seems one-sided. Detroit Lions destroyed Philadelphia Eagles completely 45-14 in a massive Thanksgiving victory. Now it is sure to give a boost to their playoff ambitions.
There is no denying the fact that the man who was behind the massive win for the Lions was none other than Caldwell. 45-14 loss for the Philadelphia Eagles at Ford Field and the way it was done had looked remote till the match began and Lion started devouring their opponents.
Following the impressive win a very excited looking Caldwell who was in the company of his family said, â€œI think the family’s always excited about victories and this one is no different than the others that we’ve hadâ€¦I think that they’re appreciative, they’re looking for a winner here, want to build a winner. And want to do everything possible to make certain that that indeed happens. So it was just a show of appreciation, which Mrs. Ford generally shows her appreciation after games.â€
There is no denying the fact that after looking like a lost case following a 1-7 miserable start, the Lions (4-7) are suddenly alive and kicking on the outskirts of a playoff race. Lions are actually going to finish a three-game homestand next week in primetime against the Green Bay Packers, play just one team with a winning record (Green Bay, which they already beat) the rest of the way. There is no denying the fact that despite initial losses the momentum is with them.
Another player who is also being praised for his impressive performance is Matthew Stafford who tied a career-high with five touchdowns passes. Another great performer was Calvin Johnson who actually matched his season total with three scores.
Following the important game running back Joique Bell said, â€œThird year in a row (we’ve won on Thanksgiving), let’s keep this streak goingâ€¦Offense played great, defense played awesome. We were able to run the ball, throw the ball. Matt had a heck of a game today. â€¦ That was a team victory today.â€