When the Philadelphia Eagles decided to go with rookie Carson Wentz at quarterback, expectations weren’t the highest for this season. Philadelphia goes into this week’s battle on the road against the Detroit Lions with a 3-0 record and an extra week of rest going for them. Detroit has struggled to a 1-3 record and appears to be falling apart at the seams but has the next three games at home inside Ford Field to change their fortunes. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Eagles were off in Week 4 after a big win against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Week 3 with a 34-3 victory. Wentz has passed for 769 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions during this rookie season. Jordan Matthews has 15 catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead Philadelphia in the pass game. Ryan Mathews has struggled on the ground with just 104 yards but has three touchdowns. The defense has been amazing so far, holding opponents to just 71 yards a game on the ground. They have a big test facing the Lions and their passing game in this one however.
The Lions lost 17-14 on the road to the Chicago Bears last week and limp home now looking to turn things around. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 1,198 yards and seven touchdowns this season to go with one interception. Marvin Jones has 23 catches for 482 yards and two touchdowns and is on pace to get close to 2,000 receiving yards for the season. The run game is all about Theo Riddick now. Riddick has 122 yards on the ground and a touchdown but has also added 20 catches for 157 yards and a score. The defense has allowed 12 touchdown passes. They can’t allow Wentz to have another huge week.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 P.M. ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit
TV Channel: Fox
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