Mark Sanchez, behind shuffled line, struggles against Lions


DETROIT -- Mark Sanchez made his second start of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles. Through one half of play, it was not much of an improvement over his first. The Eagles trailed the Detroit Lions 24-7.

Sanchez completed 8 of 14 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. He did not throw any interceptions, but he was only sporadically able to move the ball on the Lions. Sanchez did throw a 2-yard touchdown pass to veteran tight end Brent Celek early in the second quarter.

Sanchez wasn't helped by the shuffling of the Eagles' offensive line. Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters left the game with an ankle injury on the Eagles' first possession. Lane Johnson moved from right tackle to left tackle, while Dennis Kelly replaced Johnson on the right side.

With center Jason Kelce playing with a knee injury, the Eagles' line was not effective. DeMarco Murray gained 22 yards on 11 carries. Sanchez was frequently under pressure and was sacked twice by defensive tackle Ziggy Ansah. Both sacks came on third down and forced the Eagles to punt.

The Eagles' next game is Dec. 6 at the New England Patriots. Sam Bradford, who made progress during the short week of preparation for Thursday's game, is likely to be ready for that game.