Detroit sports glance: Lions gobble Eagles 45-14 in annual Thanksgiving game

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Lions 45, Eagles 14 – Quarterback Matthew Stafford set a Detroit Lions record with five touchdown passes on Thanksgiving in Thursday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

LSJ Logo incertStafford threw for 337 yards, while wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught eight passes for 93 yards and three touchdowns for Detroit.

Golden Tate and Theo Riddick  each caught a touchdown pass for the Lions.

The Lions broke a 7-7 tie by scoring 38 unanswered points

Detroit is now on a three-game winning streak and have won the last three Thanksgiving Eye on the Dgames.

Tahir Whitehead and Nevin Lawson led the Lions defense with six tackles each.

Detroit will host the Green Bay Packers in a NFC North game next Thursday night at Ford Field.

Record: 4-7

4th Place in NFC North Division (3.5 games behind Minnesota)

Misery # to elimination from playoff contention: 4

Magic # to clinch a second straight playoff berth: 9

Magic # to clinch NFC North Division: 10

Next Game: 12/03/2015 vs Green Bay Packers 8:25 p.m. @ Ford Field

Stats: Matthew Stafford 27/38 337 YDs 5 TDs, Calvin Johnson 8 REC 93 YDs 3 TDS, Golden Tate 7 REC 50 YDs 1 TD, Theo Riddick 5 REC 62 YDs 1 TD, Ameer Abdullah 16 carries 63 YDs, Joique Bell 1 YD TD run, Tahir Whitehead/Nevin Lawson 6 Tackles each, Matt Prater 1/1 FG (48 YDs) 6/6 XP.

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