Nick Foles' gear from his seven-touchdown performance against the Oakland Raiders earlier this season will have some company at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the form of LeSean McCoy's game-used equipment from his record setting day Sunday against the Detroit Lions is being sent to Canton, Ohio.
Nick Foles adapted in his first game played in the snow and led the Eagles to a character win Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field.
Even before Lincoln Financial Field was blanketed by eight inches of snow on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles matchup with the Detroit Lions was hailed as the highest hurdle the Birds and Nick Foles had to clear to date, and the quarterback cleared that hurdle with room to spare.
The Lions brought into snowy South Philadelphia the third rated run defense in the NFL and a passing defense that was set to test Foles even amid ideal conditions.
Foles had never played a game in the snow before and judging by the first half, that was clearly evident. Just 4-10 for 35 total yards in the first half, the 24-year old appeared lost in the onslaught of Old Man Winter.
The Snow Bowl at Lincoln Financial Field showed the character of the Eagles and Chip Kelly's ability to adjust to any conditions.
Chip Kelly had never taken part in a game like Sunday's Eagles victory over the Detroit Lions in the snow globe known as Lincoln Financial Field.
"I played in some games with snow in New Hampshire," Kelly said after the Eagles 34-20 win over the Lions. "But nothing quite like this."
The snow rolled in beginning at around 11am Sunday morning, a full four hours before it was expected to hit the Philadelphia area and it undoubtedly buried Kelly's game plan of how to attack the Lions.
LeSean McCoy set a new franchise record for rushing yards in a single game with 217 in the Eagles' 34-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
This one should silence all the critics.
The Philadelphia Eagles played what may have been their worst half of football this season in the first 30 minutes of the most crucial game. As Jeremy Ross returned a punt 58 yards for the Detroit Lions’ second score of the game, it appeared the game was iced over for the Eagles.
LeSean McCoy hurdles Lions' safety Louis Delmas on his 40-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 34-20 win over the Lions.(Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
The snowy weather threatened to derail the Philadelphia Eagles four-game winning streak from the very beginning. It was clear when Nick Foles opened the second quarter with his first interception of the season that this was going to be no ordinary game.
Foles and the Eagles would adjust. After being handled in a one-dimensional game, the NFL's second-best rushing unit went to work, posting four rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles secure a 34-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions meet today at Lincoln Financial Field as two division leaders in the NFC East and North respectively and they will be doing so in a stadium that has become a snow-globe.