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12/8/13. Lions @ Eagles. 1:05pm. Fox. Week 14.

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Another huge game to prove the Lions are true contenders.

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NFC Conference

Week 14

Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Penn.

Date: December 8th, 2013

Time: 1:05pm EST

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Lions and Packers slowlights:

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Detroit Lions destroy Green Bay Packers in a Motown Turkey Day showdown

DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.

Stafford turned the ball over a few times and Bush did once. Instead of crumbling and losing confidence, both players bounced back and helped the Detroit Lions put together a dominant performance after an awful start.

Stafford threw three touchdown passes, including one to Calvin Johnson, Bush had 182 yards of offense and scored, and Detroit scored 37 straight points to rout Green Bay 40-10 on Thursday. "When we get out of our own way, we can be pretty special," Bush said. Early on, it looked as if the Lions were going to find another way to waste chances to win a game and take control of the NFC North.

"It's easy when you lose a couple games in a row, particularly the fashion that we lost, for people to say, 'Here we go again,'" Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said. "I'm sure there were some people that were saying that, but they weren't on our sideline." The Lions (7-5) had lost their last two games, five consecutive against Green Bay and a franchise-record nine straight in their annual showcase on Thanksgiving.

"It's a step in the right direction for us," Stafford said. "I'm sure the turkey will taste better." The Packers (5-6-1) have a five-game winless streak for the first time since 2008. "We're not used to anything like this -- not on this team," Green Bay linebacker A.J. Hawk said. "This is something that is going to make a lot of guys on this team think, and that's good. We need to find some answers because they just ran the ball down our throats."

Bush responded from fumbling deep in Green Bay territory to score a 1-yard TD run that gave Detroit a 17-10 lead late in the first half. He finished with 117 yards rushing and 65 yards receiving. Bush's backup, Joique Bell, ran for a career-high 94 yards and a score. The Packers, painfully, are finding out how valuable Rodgers is for the franchise. Rodgers has missed four-plus games since fracturing his left collarbone. Green Bay has tied one and lost four without him. "We're a wounded team that got drilled by a good football team," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

Matt Flynn became the fourth starting quarterback for Green Bay this year and was sacked seven times, once by Ndamukong Suh for a safety.

Flynn didn't fare as well as he did in his last start for Green Bay against the same opponent. He was 10 of 20 for 139 yards with an interception and two fumbles. In the last game of the 2011 regular season, while Rodgers rested for the playoffs, Flynn threw for 480 yards and six TDs in a 45-41 win over Detroit. "They might have a lot of the same guys, but I can say they're a different defense," Flynn said. "They're flying around, creating havoc."

The Packers have been leaning on rookie running back Eddie Lacy lately, but he was limited to 16 yards on 10 carries against one of the NFL's best defenses against the run. Detroit was balanced on offense. Johnson had six receptions for 101 yards and a 20-yard TD to put the Lions up 24-10 early in the third quarter. He has 4,944 yards receiving in two-plus seasons, breaking Jerry Rice's NFL record for yards receiving in a three-year stretch. Rice had 4,850 yards receiving from 1993 to 1995. Stafford was 22 of 35 for 330 yards with two interceptions and a fumble that was returned by Morgan Burnett to put the Packers up 10-3 early in the second quarter.

After that, Detroit did whatever it wanted on both sides of the ball. And if the Lions didn't start the game so poorly, the score could've been even more lopsided. Detroit gained 561 yards and gave up just 126. Green Bay didn't have more than 100 yards of offense until Flynn threw a 56-yard pass to Jordy Nelson with a little more than a minute left. Flynn then fumbled in a fitting end for a game that he and his team would like to forget.

Packers guard Josh Sitton might've fired up the Lions, saying they were "scumbags," a couple days before the game, but didn't seem to regret his choice of words. "I don't take back anything I said," Sitton said. "But I don't want to stand here and discuss it again."

"It held up OK. It's all on the same leg so I think that was a problem," said Cutler, referring the groin and ankle injuries. "But the groin, you take the ankle out of the equation and I would have been fine, I think." Cutler threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Marshall on the first drive of the game. But he also had a pass tipped by Ndamukong Suh and grabbed by DeAndre Levy in the end zone for the linebacker's fifth interception.

Notes:

Green Bay C Evan Dietrich-Smith, two years after he was stomped on by Suh, left the game with knee injury and didn't return. ... Packers TE Ryan Taylor was knocked out of the game and was evaluated for a concussion after a crunching hit by Detroit's DeAndre Levy, who made his NFL-leading fifth interception during the game. ... Lions CB Chris Houston was inactive with a foot injury and was replaced by rookie Darius Slay.

NFC North Standings:

Detroit (7-5) .583

Chicago (6-6) .500

Green Bay (5-6-1) .458

Minnesota (3-8-1) .292

Lions Injury News:

Reggie Bush RB Calf Limited Participation in Practice Questionable

Darius Slay CB Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Doubtful

Chris Houston CB Foot Limited Participation in Practice Questionable

Calvin Johnson WR Knee Limited Participation in Practice Probable

Louis Delmas S Knee Limited Participation in Practice Probable

Israel Idonije DE Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable

Eagles Injury News:

Najee Goode LB Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice Out

Bennie Logan DT Neck Full Participation in Practice Probable

Damion Square DE Back Full Participation in Practice Probable

Earl Wolff S Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out

Clifton Geathers DE -- Did Not Participate In Practice --

Jeff Maehl WR Concussion Full Participation in Practice Probable

Zach Ertz TE Shoulder Full Participation in Practice Probable

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I think the Lions will get pasted today - along the lines of 31-14 or something like that. Sorry, I just can't shake that feeling with them. They certainly have the talent to not be like that, but have yet to get there (see: Tampa Bay game).

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I am really concerned on how the weather will impact the game for both teams and both sides of the ball. If we are without Chris Houston I can't imagine that our secondary becomes better, so that is concerning as well. The D line/ blitzes need to come through for us today.

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A win today and the Lions will really be sitting pretty.

If Rogers is out, the Pack could easily lose to ATL and I think Dallas will beat the Bears. A Lions win and they could all but clinch.

Which means they'll lose today. :(

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It will be interesting to see how two Texas-grown QBs that played at warm weather colleges handle this weather. Also, how it affects Chip Kelly's offense.

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I'd be very pleasantly surprised if the Lions win this one especially with it pouring snow in Philly. I just can't see them winning this one and more because of the weather elements than Philly being that good.

I think that Bell could be the most important player for them offensively in this one, I think Bush and the passing game will have a tough time getting anything going.

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The bad weather certainly helps the Lions today against a fast tempo team. Hopefully the weather the helps the d-line control McCoy better.

That's a myth. A high tempo team could actually have quite an advantage over a defense that tends to be very aggressive and over-pursue. Both teams have to play in it.........I don't really think it makes a difference.

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I am only calling it a myth because I remember the Rams (Greatest Show on Turf years) running up and down all over the Bears in a snowstorm and they were supposed to be neutralized by the weather.

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Chris McCoskey tweeted 3 minutes ago that Bush slipped during warmup, appeared to aggravate calf and that his status for game is now unknown.

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