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Matthew Stafford makes comebacks a habit
Kevin Seifert – ESPN.com
I’ll admit it. They fooled me again. Yep, I wrote off the Detroit Lions when their deficit grew to 10 points Sunday with 5 minutes, 18 seconds remaining at Lincoln Financial Field. I had this game marked as a victory for the Philadelphia Eagles and was already researching the history of 1-4 teams — a cardinal sin in the Matthew Stafford Era.
Stafford, Lions come alive to edge Eagles in overtime
Geoff Mosher – Sporting News
If you check the obituaries Monday morning, you won’t find the Detroit Lions eulogized there.
The Lions were about five minutes away from falling to 1-4 and having the rest of the season written off until Matthew Stafford rallied the team to 10 points on Detroit’s final two possessions to force overtime.
Postgame analysis: Lions 26, Eagles 23
Kevin Noonan – CBSSports.com
The Detroit Lions trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter and all the momentum was in the other huddle. In other words, the Lions had the Philadelphia Eagles right where they wanted them.
Eagles’ loss turns up heat on Reid
Ashley Fox – ESPN.com
The end could be nearing.
If Jeffrey Lurie is to be taken at his word, then Andy Reid has 10 games left to prove that he deserves a crack at a 15th season coaching Lurie’s beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Reid has 10 games to prove his team can start faster, finish stronger, put away inferior teams, protect fourth-quarter leads and not fold the amazing way they did on Sunday against a Detroit Lions team that for 3½ quarters couldn’t get out of its own way.
Grading the Detroit Lions: Special teams rebounds in win over Philadelphia Eagles
Justin Rogers – MLive.com
Grading the Detroit Lions after their 26-23 overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles.