Ford Field welcomes the Philadelphia Eagles for their first game of the season, with both traveling and home fans hoping for a more positive start to the season than last year. With the Eagles playing second fiddle to the Cowboys and the Lions rock bottom of the NFC North, the visitors will arrive feeling confident.
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Eagles vs Lions Highlights
Lions returns with a much-needed bolstered offense. DJ Chark JR adds to the return of two-time pro bowler Jared Goff under center and promising second-year receiver Amon’Ra St Brown. Having not posted a winning season since the departure of Jim Caldwell in 2017, Lions fans are long overdue a run of success. Jalen Hurts’ first year as a starter demonstrated the kind of promise that the fanbase in Philadelphia demand from their QB1, with the second-round draft pick finishing the season 8-7 for the year, and having missed a number of games through injury. Check the updated NFL injury report.
Those betting on NFL games could look to the Alabama connection of Hurts and wide receiver Devonta Smith to cover the spread, particularly with the addition of further weapons like AJ Brown lining up outside. The Eagles will gain further confidence through the return of veteran defensive combo Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox, after much speculation as to their futures in the NFL. Although the Lions have the edge in this fixture over the course of the last decade, NFL betting odds look firmly in favor of an Eagles blowout much like last year’s 44-6 demolition.
One thing is for sure, Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions never fails to provide some entertainment on offense. In fact, you would have to go back to 1998 to find the last time the winner of this fixture failed to notch 20 points or more.