This one is going to be messy. Huge blizzard taking place, probably favors the team who makes fewer mistakes (ie: not the Lions).
Holy shit snow. Joique Bell might have 40 carries before this game is over.
outside in NYC for Super Bowl!
Would be awesome
wins this game. Hopefully Reggie Bush isn't hurt significantly
I'm probaby in the minority but games like this are not enjoyable.
Domes, please and thank you.
I definitely wouldn't like these kind of game regularly, but every once and while its fun to watch.
This is a 10-6 type game.
will and grit. Gotta overcome...
Pretty ironic given your sig quote. If football is a manly sport then sometimes you gotta suck it up and play in conditions like this. Why should every single game be "speed and skill?" Sometimes let's just have a game of endurance, too.
of southern or west coast guys in this game (Stafford, Bush, D. Jackson). Like you said, fewest mistakes more than likely will determine the winner.
AANNNNDDDDD I checked this morning, left Reggie in and he apparently was injured during warmups.
interesting to see how the passing game pans out. I think the Lions D came to play; I think this game favors the Lions.
That doesn't help my fantasy team lol
I love this already.....the eagles have found a way to take CJ out of the game.
They also seem to have found a way to take running fast and lateral cuts out of the game!
Borges would love to coach this game. Run it up the middle? Don't mind if I do!
Yep just lol'd
Technology killing it, showing us the yard lines
This is awesome. If I were coaching I'd go apeshit for blocked punts, it's the likeliest way to score. If you rough the punter who cares?
Hmm. Great point
LOL....nope CJ is still a beast in this.
In this game two first downs equal a field goal...
with glee...it accumulates on everything and everyone that stops moving...
any links to watch?
This is absurd. Points are at a premium here. IMO doesn't matter if we have Bell or Bush in there, not like Bush can make his cuts in this weather anyway.
isn't going to hurt as much as a game played in a dome.
This game is awesome in its ridiculousness.
There aren't normal conditions.
what the hell does the mean?
Prediction of final score: 6-4
And winning team has 3 safeties
I'm thinking just 2-0
Pettigrew can't catch in normal games...but this is easy for him.
Yuck looks like a legit fumble.
this might be a game the Lions front 4 will do some great work
Down goes McCoy! I don't see Philly scoring if Foles can't get the passing game going. Maybe a safety or two...
This is like backyard football you would play in the winter with your friends!
This is awesome.
This will be the first NFL game I watch in it's entirety all year
What blind guy shoveled the Eagles' 45 yard line?
Hurt during warm ups?
and reaggrevated a leg injury during warmups.
Hurt his hamstring. Had a previous hamstring earlier in the week
Takes more than snow to stop Megatron.
Big play to Calvin, get some points here guys.
So....nothing can stop Megatron
Calvin Johnson with the snow helmet.
There's your talent SQ, MEGATRON!!! *Beasial Roar*
Stafford vs Foles in my fantasy game today...should be high scoring...(fart noise)
I love football!!!
Lions somehow have over 100 yards of offense. On pace for 400 yards still, can they do it?
Conventional wisdom might that the passing game will suffer because of the weather, but I think a receiver has a big advantage here - he knows which way he's going in advance. Much easier to move first than react. Calvin could very well have a beastly game.
Drinking game from /r/NFL
Ugh come on Joique that's a free 3 points.
Ummm. I don't think any points are free today. Especially if it involves a kick. But yes, gotta hang on to the ball
Fair enough, in a game like today a FG is pretty huge.
jesus Bell......this is pathetic.
Sheesh, dude, hold on to the ball.
Bell with 2 lost fumbles already. GG Lions.
Radiohead for the outro to commercial?
It'll be interesting to see if anyone gets away with penalties the refs simply cannot see. Play reviews could be shaky too.
I love this weather. I played in this stuff. Seriously, it was a blast.
I grew up in the UP, half of my games were like this. It was a blast!
All the players with dreadlocks are going to have icicles pretty soon.
Not much bouncing of the ball on punts. This weather affects EVERYTHING.
Eagles have -1 total yards..
that would be cool!
if anything....Stafford has been on the money when he does throw the ball.
My God, catch the ball please. Detroit looks 100 times better than Philly and still can't show for it on the scoreboard.
Gotta body catch everything today.
get frustrated by lack of results, they are having results. Just keep ging patient. The Eagles are going to have their own turnover and the way field position has been, it's going to be at an inopportune moment for them. Well, a more inopportune moment than the usual inopportune moment.
thats what we needed. now go get some points.
Six right here!
what is the rule for when the football gets stuck on an upright in a pile of snow?
Lions D looks outstanding thus far. All the DB's needed was 6 inches of snow to become average.
Foles has been a ticking time bomb. Can we make them pay please
"But sir, the Hoth system is supposed to be devoid of human forms."
―Captain Firmus Piett, to Admiral Kendal Ozzel
Hope we dont' get a penalty for tauntaun...
I've never wanted to both neg and upvote a single post so much in my life.
even if they don't make it, what's Philly gonna do with it?
And he didn't fumble it!
Huge TD! Going for 2?
The route is indeed on!
I believe the word you're looking for is 'rout', not 'route'
Yeah, the Lions are looking like the playoff team THAT THEY ARE!
Snow bowl 2013
conditions for such a team. The snow negates their speed and agility.
they're screwed, hopefully.
There's that silly rule about "going to the ground" to do a touchdown celebration, isn't there? Otherwise there would only be one acceptable celebration on a day like this.
So much snow. I've never seen a game like this before.
And Eagles fans suck, all the more reason to cheer for the Lions
Last game I remember like this is the tuck rule game.
Is it true that Detroit's fumbled six times already?
Philly has a fumble(they recovered) and an INT.
Stafford for he most part has been on with his throws...Lions DL seems to like these elements
Philly showing heart? Time to hunker down, Lions...
and the minute I say it...the DL starts to get gashed
Nick is definitely not a guy to run into, especially when he is looking for ya
Mathis....a shut down CB in the snow.
I am impressed that there has been even 225 yards of offense in this game between both teams. There are 4-6 inches on the field apparently, depending on where you're standing. The level of play in such adverse conditions has been fairly impressive, at least to me.
That's a funny song for them to play right now. ''All Summer Long'' by Kid Rock.
I'm loving this game. Super fun to watch.
hopefully not, that would be a decided edge for them.
I was just wondering the same thing. I hope not.
I would expect their grounds crew to be busting their butts to do so.
Indeed. I expect the entire field to be clear. Only leaving new snow and maybe a soft field as the second half issue.
Ok. Apparently they cant(?) do it
what the temperature is?
I thought the report was around freezing at the start of the game
wunderground says 28.
Need to stop the Eagles now that they are coming out of teh break kind of warmed up
Uh, hello I don't see how he was out of bounds, I don't know about that whistle...
Lions going old-school and it's working.
They just have a 'swagger' about them that I haven't seen from them since the Berry days, maybe even more swagger...
but you are right.
Wow, PR TD.
haha snow angel!
Huge Score there.....nice job Ross who is giant upgrade over Spurlock
Pin 'em deep, get them to punt, and profit.
Wow, a punt return for a TD.
Thanks for the scraps Green Bay.
looked like Delmon Young chasing a ball in the outfield on that return td. Picking his knees up to his chest to trudge through the snow. Let's pitch the shutout defense!
Ross has been a great pick up for this team. Hopefully he keeps it up and stays here for awhile.
EDIT: on second thought, that'll work.
dammit Mathis.....always good for one a game
2 plays where Jackson was out of bounds and he gets a catch. Wonderful.
It wasn't even really a question.
This game shows what great athletes these guys are. Running through six inches of snow, making cuts, and throwing. They are making something almost impossible look only difficult.
Mathis is always good for one brain fart a game...in this weather NO ONE should get behind you at all.
I love this game. Look at that horrific field. Pure old school.
Geez, the Pats are in a bad place this season.
Just put it in the endzone and call it a day.
Lions, please give it all you got for the fourth quarter...
They can't stop Racist Riley.
and you just cant trust the lions pass D. It will always be an issue
wow that is fucking weak.....amazing
What an awful roughing call, could change the whole game.
Fuck Ed HAUKuli.
What a stupid penalty. The ball was barely out of Foles hand before Fairley hit him
It's only a matter of time before it'll be a penalty to touch the QB
Worst roughing the passer call I have seen this year.
And it results in points... Fucking brilliant.
What a BAD call!!
Are you fucking kidding me?
That roughing the passer was a shit call
Was there head contact? B/c otherwise looked good to me.
Thanks Ed, just have Philly a TD. Fuck you
and it leads to a TD....wow just wow.
The refs should be celebrating with McCoy what a fucking joke of a call.
D'oh. Tackling -3.
ARE YOU SERIOUS??????????
FUCK YOU REF
Two AWFUL CALLS.
LOL....holding on Suh?
Looks like the NFL wants Philly to win
I very rarely question the refs, but that's two bad calls in a row.
Fuck these refs, seriously screwed twice that drive.
Everyone knew they were running...why were the safties so deep?
Lions - 14
Refs - 8
Eagles - 6
What a fucking joke. Two ghost calls.
Never been more frustrated with the refs, both awful calls, both lead to scores. So awful! What is happening?
Two phantom penalties to give Philly the tying 8 points.
fuck this shit, refs in every sport suck so fucking bad
Wow, another TD on a return.
FUCK YOU REFSSSSS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
Jeremy Ross is that dude.
No holding penalty? Are you sure Ed?
FUCK YOU REF TAKE THAT AWAY
Waiting for the refs to throw a flag on that one...
Suck on that Hochuli....suck on it hard
Jeremy Fucking Ross. What a guy. Karma.
two horrible calls against the Lions. Ha, ha. Now the Eagles do a Lions thing and give it right back.
Two terrible calls in a row. Total garbage. Even the taling heads are saying that they didn't see how those were called... Zonkeys man... Gifting the Eagles 8 points. SMH
Haha screw anything with 'Philly' involved.
Philadelphia & don't forget Philly Brown!
A phantom roughing the passer call. Fairley doesn't even follow through, he also pulls up and barely hits Foles.
Then that holding call? On Suh?! Wait, what? It was a passing play and Suh was blocked 3 yards off the line of scrimmage.
LOL, TO to clear snow. Better make it, though.
that's why no one had tried an extra point in this game.
LOL....if were gonna kick it at least someone should block up the middle. Jeez
I've ever seen a timeout burned to have the entire special teams shovel snow for a clear path for the kicker during an extra point, that in turn gets blocked.
Two worst calls I have ever seen right there.
It's football in the SNOW. Jeez, I'm still steaming on that.
And now they're showing the Suh replay.
@MikePereira: The hold on the 2-pt conversion in PHI is a mystery to me - didnt see anything that could be called
@MikePereira: That was NOT roughing the passer in PHI a few plays back
Jeebus, do something.
Man, no run defense for the Lions today
Really Delmas? WTF are you doing?
LOL...and the rush D have turned to mush.
Where has the run defense gone?
The passes to Cooper and Jackson opened everything up.
This is nuts.
Offensive explosion and yellow snow.
D line is getting owned
Jason Avant call-out. Well done there, I suppose.
Jason Avant, don't do this to me
and the lions secondary remembers they are the lions secondary
What a joke, 3 penalties killed us. Phantom roughing, phantom hold, and awful hold on Riley on the 2pt.
May need it to clear the field again to try a FG to win the game.
The Lions are getting gashed in this shit. Same old. They are their own worst enemy
Well if they aren't going to throw to him, Avant has to do something to stay in the game.
I'm going to do something else.
I'm begging you Lions....in april please draft Corners with your first 2 picks....I cant watch Houston/Mathis anymore
See if we can pull off this chokejob.
After that, I go to CJ every single time.
Lions should draft Dennard from msu
Play action pass on 3rd and 15. How very Borgesian of the lions
If that was the lions would have been a fumble
I logged on just to complain about the two bad calls on Philly's score a couple drives ago.
That is all.
I don't feel better.
LOL....McCoy is just slashing the Lions with ease. meanwhile lions just diving at ankles
The lions needed it to snow all damn game to win. It appears
So no one can tackle anymore? Cool, I love getting high blood pressure.
Same reason the Lions have two kick return TDs. If you allow the runner to get up a head of steam, the defenders are unable to stop and turn in these conditions.
Detroit LB's are so slow to react....
Awful call, the OG waited and flinched on purpose, should have been a false start.
Ed is fucking us so hard.
I swear to god, the Lions are impossible to completely get behind. They will always let you down
Lions got royally jobbed in this one.
Well yes. But they are also doing a great collapse job here as well
The Lions had them completely stopped and were gifted a new set of downs by arguably the worst roughing call in the history of organized football.
Some, but Stafford missing wide open guys, and a little thing called "missed tackles" helped too
Becoming to hard to watch, every BS penalty has cost us points, 6, 2, 2, and now 6.
and that should end it......what a piss poor 4th qtr from the Lions.
Jeremy Ross is apparently very good at running in a foot of snow.
And the Lions will waste this kickoff by Ross. Book it.
Are you from the future?
Oh, c'mon, odds were heavily (overwhelmingly?) in favor of this prediction.
This game has been fun to watch.
Well, terrible game.
Nice job Raiola........also Stafford thanks for not falling on it.
goddammit. i hate the lions sometimes.
Comedy of Errors
Thank you, announcer man.
How is that not a false start!? This officiating has been ridiculous.
That penalty is inexcusable. Just cost the Lions a full minute.
Oh my GOD. What a clown show.
Maybe my great-great-grandchildren will have the pleasure of one day not seeing this crap from the Lions.
So.....Gunther has decided not to adjust to what Philly is doing. Sounds familiar
Everything just feels like this team won't make the playoffs. Somehow
Michigan or the Lions?
Man Philly is running like crazy. Wish Michigan could do that.
Bye everyone. Have a great fucking day
It's been fun.
all that money into the Lions DL.....meanwhile the LB's still cant tackle.
Aside from the obvious jobbing by the ref, once the blinding snow stopped, conditions clearly favored the offense. Once anyone on offense got up a head of steam, the defense was unable to make a cut or a turn to get in position to make a play. I'm more upset with the Lions offense that they weren't able to take advantage of the conditions.
Some birthday present this was.
I hate you Ed Hochuli.
At some point the Lions will field a disciplined, smart, professional team. And then we will know the end times are nigh
It will happen when a certain guy no longer has his hands involved in the organization, the problem is that it will take death for that to happen.
WCF hasn't been involved in quite sometime. Ever since his son fired Millen really.
Thank you Lions. Getting pissed off to this degree takes some classic play all around.
What are these receivers doing? It's getting harder and harder to be emotionally invested in this team.
nowhere even if they make the playoffs. I don't see how anyone can justify retaining Jim Schwartz and the horrid Gunther Cunningham. Seriously, Cunningham makes GERG look like Pat Narduzzi.
Ford is still involved and as long as that happens the Lions will go no where. No decent coach is going to want this job unless he can bring in his own GM. Ford sure as hell wont allow that.
in real terms. That isn't the issue anymore. It's an issue of a GM desperately needing his chosen coach to succeed or else he loses his job.
Both Mayhew and Schwartz need to go.
Foles outplayed Stafford
Kelly completely out coached Schwartz
Philly receivers outplayed ours by 1000000 miles
Go Packers! Packs win, Lions lose! Bring back Packers next week, then adios Lions!
This is classic lions. Are you surprised?