The Detroit Lions will play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in a massive NFC conference clash in Week 14 of the NFL 2013 regular season. Both Detroit and the Eagles are fighting it out in the NFC North and East respectively for the division titles, and this game could have big implications on those divisions and the conference as the season builds towards its climax and the postseason. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Lions have done fantastically well in recent weeks to take control of the NFC North. They come into this clash on 7-5, but are far from over the line yet; the Chicago Bears are 6-6 and the Green Bay Packers, who have fallen down badly in recent weeks, are still 5-6-1 and within reach of the Lions.
A loss today for the Lions could throw things back wide open in the division, and Detroit will know how important it is to win this one.
The Eagles meanwhile are in good form, and have fought back to tie with the Dallas Cowboys at the top of the NFC East. Both teams are on 7-5 coming into this week, and will be desperate to win today to put pressure on the Cowboys who do not play until Monday.
The Cowboys in fact will be meeting the Lions' main rivals, the Chicago Bears, on Monday Night Football, and that game combined with this one today could go a long way to deciding the fates of both divisions and how the conference looks come the end of the season.
The Eagles come into this game on the back of a four game win streak. They have not lost since they fell 7-15 to the New York Giants in Week 8. Since then they have defeated the Oakland Raiders 49-20, the Green Bay Packers 27-13, the Washington Redskins 24-16, and last week they did fantastically well to win against the resurgent Arizona Cardinals 24-21.
Philadelphia have made an effort to assure everyone that Nick Foles' job at quarterback is safe at least through to the end of the season. He has done surprisingly well since he took over the role, and is 124 of 196 for 1,791 yards and 19 touchdowns.
The Eagles are 2nd in the NFL on rush, with 146.8 yards on the ground per game. They are third in the league overall for total yards gained per game (403.6 yards per game).
Meanwhile, the Lions will be in confident mood having destroyed division rivals, the Green Bay Packers, last week 40-10. They have the 2nd ranked pass offense in the league, posting 309.3 yards per game in the air. They also rank second in total yards per game (424.5 yards), and 4th in total points scored per game (27.2 points).
This should be an intriguing clash between two in form teams.
The Detroit Lions against the Philadelphia Eagles will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network on online through free live stream by clicking here.