Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Ezekiel Ansah up in Lions win

Ezekiel Ansah, No. 94, had a lot to celebrate on Thursday, including a forced fumble and fumble recovery. AP Photo/Rick Osentoski

DETROIT -- A look at Detroit Lions players who were “up” and those who were “down” in Thursday’s 45-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.


DE Ezekiel Ansah: The defensive end had a career day, registering 3.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. His monster sack day tied him for the NFL lead with J.J. Watt with 11.5.

QB Matthew Stafford: The quarterback tied a career high with five touchdowns and almost every pass he threw Thursday was perfect. He set a career-best passer rating (137.8) and was 27-of-38 for 337 yards. His numbers could have been even better had he not had a few passes dropped in the first half.

WR Calvin Johnson: The perennial All-Pro looked like he was in his prime, making play after play. He had eight catches for 93 yards, including three touchdowns. He’s caught touchdown passes in seven straight Thanksgiving Day games and took advantage of the single coverage Philadelphia played on him.

LB Stephen Tulloch: It hasn’t been the most productive season for Tulloch, but he had a strong Thanksgiving, recording his first sack of the season against Mark Sanchez and making five tackles. He’s become more of a rotational player, but on Thursday he looked more like the player of old.


WR Lance Moore: Nothing Moore did, other than get hurt and show up on crutches after Thursday’s win. He caught the only pass thrown his way -- for 14 yards -- before he got hurt. Him being “down” is only a product of his injury on a day when pretty much every Lions player was good.