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Lions vs. Eagles: Detroit rallies back for 26-23 OT win

The Lions trailed by 10 points late in the fourth quarter, but they rallied back to win 26-23 in overtime.

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Matthew Stafford is up for a weekly award

Stafford up for NFL Network honor after leading Detroit's comeback in Philly

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Lions still low in Week 7 power rankings

The Detroit Lions find themselves in the bottom half of the league in most of the prominent power rankings around the Internet for Week 7, despite a win on Sunday.

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Comeback win might spark the Lions

The Detroit Lions' 26-23 comeback win against the Eagles may be the spark the Lions need to get back into the playoff race.

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Lions beat Eagles for first time since 1986

The Detroit Lions picked up their first win against the Philadelphia Eagles since 1986 on Sunday.

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Lions win on OT field goal

After trailing by 10 points late in the fourth quarter, the Detroit Lions rallied back to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 in overtime.

Detroit kicker Jason Hanson hit a 45-yard field goal to win the game for the Lions. Hanson was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts.

Detroit jumped out to 6-0 lead in the first quarter but struggled offensively over the next two quarters. The Eagles' offense started cold, but began moving the ball late in the first half and Philadelphia took a 7-6 halftime lead. Philadelphia continued to rack up yards in the third quarter but was unable to finish drives with touchdowns. The Eagles were forced to settle for field goals on two long third-quarter drives.

After both teams struggled to score points during the first three quarters, they came alive in the fourth quarter. After a Eagles field goal gave them a 16-6 lead, Detroit came back with its first touchdown of the game to make it 16-13. The Eagles answered with a touchdown to go back up by 10, but once again Detroit answered with a touchdown to pull within 3.

After a Eagles punt, the Lions offense took over with 2:27 to play. Matthew Stafford completed 5-of-8 attempts on the final drive of regulation, setting up the game-tying field goal. The Lions had a chance to win the game in regulation but were unable to score on two pass attempts. Jason Hanson's third field goal of the game tied it and forced overtime.

The Eagles won the coin toss, but Detroit sacked Michael Vick twice to force an Eagles punt. Detroit took over at midfield and were able to drive into Eagles territory to set up the winning field goal.

With the win, Detroit moved to 2-3 while the Eagles fell to 3-3.

Fantasy studs and duds

Jeremy Maclin caught six passes for 130 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles. His big day included a 70-yard touchdown reception. Calvin Johnson started slowly but finished with six receptions for 135 yards.

LeSean McCoy was unable to get much going on the ground, rushing for just 22 yards on 14 carries but did add 26 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven receptions.

Injury report

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left the game during the third quarter with what looked like a serious injury, but returned later in the quarter. Philadelphia safety Nate Allen also left with an injury and did not return.

Did they cover?

The Eagles entered the game as 5-point favorites, a number they failed to cover with the loss.

What's next?

10/28 1 p.m. ET: Eagles vs. Falcons

10/22 8:30 p.m. ET: Lions at Bears

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Lions trail 13-6 heading into 4th quarter

The Detroit Lions trail the Philadelphia Eagles 13-6 heading into the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.

Detroit's offense continues to struggle and gained just 12 yards in the third quarter. Matthew Stafford has completed 7-of-21 pass attempts for 91 yards. He's thrown one interception and has been unable to connect with Calvin Johnson who has just one catch for 28 yards. Johnson has been targeted six times but has not caught a pass since the first quarter.

After leading the game and statistical categories early in the game, Philadelphia has taken control. The Eagles have outgained the Lions 282-163. The Eagles also have 22 first downs through three quarters, compared with just nine for the Lions.

Despite struggling offensively, the Lions' defense has been able to keep Detroit in the game by limiting the Eagles to field goals. Philadelphia added two field goals in the third quarter but was unable to finish long drives with touchdowns.

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Lions vs. Eagles: Detroit trails 7-6 at halftime

After leading for much of the first half, the Detroit Lions trail the Philadelphia Eagles 7-6 at halftime.

Detroit led 6-0 after the first quarter, but was unable to add any points during the second quarter. The Lions ran just 14 offensive plays during the second quarter, gaining 43 yards on three possessions. Detroit began the quarter with the ball in Eagles' territory, but Matthew Stafford was intercepted by Nnamdi Asomugha. Stafford completed 6-of-18 passes in the first half for 91 yards. Calvin Johnson was held to just one catch in the first half. While the Lions' passing game struggled in the first half, Detroit ran the ball well, gaining 60 yards on 12 attempts.

The Detroit defense played well in the first half, keeping the Eagles off the scoreboard until late in the first half. The Eagles scored their only touchdown on a nine play, 79-yard drive. Outside of the long drive, Detroit limited Philadelphia to 60 yards.

The Lions struggled with penalties in the first half and were flagged 10 times for 92 yards. Detroit is yet to lead at halftime in any game this season.

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Lions lead 6-0 after 1st quarter

The Detroit Lions lead the Philadelphia Eagles 6-0 after the first quarter of Sunday's game at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Lions scored on a pair of Jason Hanson field goals in the first quarter although they were forced to settle for field goals after the offense stalled. Detroit's first field goal was set up by a 48-yard punt return by Stefan Logan. The Lions started at the Eagles' 34-yard line but were unable to pick up a first down.

Matthew Stafford completed 4-of-10 passes in the first quarter for 63 yards. His accuracy was a bit off early on as several of his throws were high. Calvin Johnson was targeted four times, catching one pass for 28 yards. Mikel Leshoure ran well early, picking up 26 yards on four carries.

While the Lions' offense has stalled at times, the Detroit defense has played well. Detroit limited Philadelphia to 29 total yards in the first quarter while also forcing one turnover. Detroit allowed just 1 rushing yard on six first-quarter attempts.

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Louis Delmas active for Lions vs. Eagles

Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas will be active for the first time this season and in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Eagles today. Delmas had arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Aug. 7.

Lions secondary coach Tim Walton told the Detroit Free Press that, although Delmas will start, they will ease him back into the lineup, so he might not be on the field every time the defense is against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.

The inactive list for the Lions includes running back Kevin Smith, the team's starter when the season opened. Smith's role in the offense has diminished since Mikel Leshoure returned from injury and Joique Bell emerged as the primary backup. Smith had 115 yards on 29 carries through the first two games of the season, but hasn't had a carry since.

Also inactive for the Lions today are safety Ricardo Silva, linebacker Tahir Whitehead, offensive linemen Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard, defensive tackle Corey Williams and quarterback Kellen Moore.

Inactive for the Eagles are quarterback Trent Edwards, wide receiver Damaris Johnson, running back Dion Lewis, linebacker Jamar Chaney, offensive lineman Steve Vallos and Nate Menkin and defensive lineman Vinny Curry.

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Lions, Eagles battle in Philly

The Detroit Lions will be looking to get their 2012 season back on track when they visit the Linc.

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Delmas, Avril questionable for Week 6 vs. Eagles

The Friday injury report is out for the Lions, and safety Louis Delmas and defensive end Cliff Avril are questionable for the game against the Eagles.

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Louis Delmas misses Friday practice

Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas sat out practice on Friday, but he didn't appear injured, so the move left everyone wondering about his status for Week 6.

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Lions WR Young, DE Avril show progress on Thursday

With Titus Young back on the field and Cliff Avril listed as a full participant for the first time this week, the Lions appear to be in good health for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

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Lions listed as underdog for Week 6 vs. Eagles

The Detroit Lions are desperate for a win in Week 6, but oddsmakers have listed their opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, as a four-point favorite heading into the weekend.

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Titus Young, Corey Williams held out of practice

Titus Young and Corey Williams did not participate in Detroit's Wednesday practice.

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