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3-7, 4th in NFC North

Stafford-Megatron connect again

Matthew Stafford's 4th TD pass of the day -- and second to Calvin Johnson -- increases the Lions' lead over the Eagles to 31-7. It was Johnson's 10th receiving TD in a Thanksgiving game. Follow live

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Calvin Johnson has touchdown catches in seven straight Thanksgiving Day games

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 24, EAGLES 7 (HALF): Detroit is just decimating Philadelphia on Thanksgiving. Matthew Stafford is on pace for 400 yards and the Lions run defense is smothering another opponent. This is the third straight week where Detroit's run defense had looked like the 2014 version, which was the best run defense in the NFL.

Calvin Johnson extends Lions' lead

Detroit is up 24-7 heading into the half, and it's thanks to Mr. Thanksgiving himself: Johnson extended his own record with a 9th receiving touchdown on the holiday. Follow live

Ansah getting to the QB

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah has two sacks in the first half against the Eagles today. He is up to a career-high 10 sacks on the season, which ranks third in the NFL behind only J.J. Watt (11.5) and Chandler Jones (10.5).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Ansah has two sacks today -- giving him 10 this season for the Lions. This was a goal of his entering the year, jumping to double-digit sacks for the first time in his career.


Quarterbacks showing up on Thanksgiving

Midway through the second quarter: Lions up 14-7:

  • Eagles' Mark Sanchez: 8-for-10, 106 yards, TD
  • Lions' Matthew Stafford: 10-for-14, 100 yards, 2 TD

Lions get on the board first

An 8-yard touchdown from Matthew Stafford to Theo Riddick gave Detroit the first points of the game. It was Riddick's third receiving TD this season, tied with 6 others for most among RBs. Philadelphia and QB Mark Sanchez will look to even the score as the first half rolls on. Follow live

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Eagles at Lions, 12:30 p.m.

At 4-6, the dysfunctional Eagles are still in the NFC East race, while at 3-7 the dysfunctional Lions are pretty well done. Eagles (-1.5) are slight favorites in the Turkey Day opener. Follow live

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: WR TJ Jones, OT Corey Robinson, S Isaiah Johnson, OT LaAdrian Waddle, TE Tim Wright, DT Jermelle Cudjo, DT Gabe Wright.

Calvin Johnson will play today

The Lions WR is active today against the Eagles, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury. He has 828 yards and 3 TDs this season.

Sal Pal: Eagles are desperate heading into Lions matchup (2:18)
Lions hire Accorsi to assist in GM search (0:51)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Good morning from Detroit, where things are getting set for the annual Thanksgiving game for the Lions and the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

Sanchez to start against Lions (0:44)
Top Thanksgiving players (1:18)

Team Stats

Passing Yards265.38th
Rushing Yards71.132nd
Points For18.130th
Points Against27.429th

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