Recap: Eagles crush Lions' dreams of first win, roll 44-6

Nolan Bianchi
The Detroit News

The answer is no.

This was not, in fact, the week that the Detroit Lions picked up their first win of the season and first win under Dan Campbell, as the Philadelphia Eagles steamrolled their way to a 44-6 win over Detroit at Ford Field on Sunday.

Second half

Blough gets a few snaps in before end of game

The Lions run an onside kick that's unsuccessful.

The Eagles recover at the 49 of Detroit, where they'll have it first-and-10.

The Eagles are doing an excellent job of bleeding this clock while maintaining possession.

They work it all the way to the 25 before the two-minute warning. Third-and-5 when we come back.

Two-minute warning.

The Eagles don't get it on third down, wind up kicking a field goal.

Eagles 44, Lions 6 (1:49 4th)

David Blough is in at quarterback. He runs for a couple yards, and is then strip-sacked, a fumble recovered by the Lions.


Lions finally get on scoreboard, miss two-point attempt

The Lions take over at their own 41 after a nice return by Godwin Igwebuike.

Jermar Jefferson hauls in passes of 11 and 7 yards. T.J. Hockenson catches a 9-yard pass to give the Lions first-and-10 at the 40.

Igwebuike makes a few nice moves to pick up 17 yards on the next play.

The Lions convert a fourth-down situation with a 10-yard completion to Hockenson, which sets up first-and-goal at the 8.

Jermar Jefferson scores his first-career rushing touchdown with an 8-yard run up the middle.

The Lions are going for a two-point conversion: Goff's throw is way off the mark.

Eagles 41, Lions 7 (7:14 4th)

Eagles add field goal, lead 41-0

The Eagles take over at the 31 of Detroit after the turnover on downs.

Gardner Minshew is in at quarterback.

A 2-yard pass and 1-yard run sets up third-and-7: Kenneth Gainwell is stuffed for no gain.

However, the Lions take a personal foul for leverage on the field-goal try. That'll be half the distance to the goal.

The Eagles end up kicking a field goal a few plays later.

Eagles 41, Lions 0 (9:53 4th)

Lions turn ball over on downs in own territory

As the Lions set up shop at first-and-10 from the 25, a portion of the fans that remain are chanting. "We want Blough!"

Jared Goff throws complete to D'Andre Swift for a gain of 6. Jared Goff is stripped on his next drop-back, but he recovers it.

END 3RD: Eagles 38, Lions 0 

Hockenson gains 11 yards on third down. The Lions go for it on fourth-and-4, and Goff at least tries a receiver this time, but the pass is knocked away. Turnover on downs.

Eagles 38, Lions 0 (14:15 4th)

Things get worse for Lions, somehow, as Slay scores defensive touchdown

The Lions take over at their own 25, now trailing 31-0. 

D'Andre Swift hauls in a reception on third down, but is stripped. The fumble is recovered by former Lions cornerback Darius Slay, who returns it to the house for a touchdown.

Eagles 38, Lions 0 (1:09 3rd)

Eagles turning Ford Field into house of horrors

The Eagles take over at their own 43 after the turnover on downs. They lead, 24-0.

Jalen Hurts pitches to Dallas Goedert for a gain of 1, then throws it away on second down.

DeVonta Smith gets open on third down for a pickup of 15 yards.

Hurts then embarrasses a few tacklers on his way to a 21-yard run on the next play.

Boston Scott rushes for 4, then 3, to bring up third-and-3. Jordan Howard gets 5.

It's first-and-goal at the 8.

Hurts is sacked for a loss of 2, but the Lions have too many men on the field. It's first-and-goal at the 4.

Howard rushes for 2, then scores from 2 yards out.

Eagles 31, Lions 0 (1:20 3rd)

Lions turn ball over on downs in Eagles territory

The Lions take over for their first possession of the half with the game pretty much already out of reach.

It's first-and-10 at the 25, and Detroit trails by 24.

Amon-Ra St. Brown hauls in a pass on first down that's good for 34 yards to the 41 of Philadelphia.

D'Andre Swift rushes for a yard on first down. Fletcher Cox brings down Jermar Jefferson for no gain. A holding penalty erases the 9-yard completion that would have moved the chains. Swift, instead, rushes for a handful of yards.

The Lions go for it on fourth down, and for some reason, Goff decides to just throw it away while under pressure instead of giving his receivers a chance to come down with something.

Turnover on downs.

Eagles 24, Lions 0 (6:00 3rd)

Eagles take 24-0 lead to open second half

The Eagles take over at their own 10 to start the third quarter, thanks to a holding penalty on the return.

Boston Scott is wrapped up for a loss of 2 on first down; Jalen Hurts is foced to throw the ball away on second down. Hurts escapes a safety in the end zone on third down, then runs for a casual 20-yard gain to the 28.

Detroit is flagged for an illegal substitution on the next play, which sets up first-and-5 at the 33.

Dallas Goedert gets Philadelphia to the 50 with a 17-yard reception on second down.

Jordan Howard rushes for 4, then 7, as the Eagles pick up another first down at the Lions 49.

Goedert gets open for a 19-yard gain on the next play, which takes Philly to the 20.

Howard rushes for 3, then 10, as the Eagles have it first-and-goal at the 7.

Hurts is knocked out of bounds at the 3, a gain of 4. Scott rushes it in on the next play.

Eagles 24, Lions 0 (9:02 3rd)

First half

First half leaders


DET - Jared Goff: 14/17, 104 yds.

PHI - Jalen Hurts: 5/8, 51 yds.


DET - D'Andre Swift: 10 atts., 18 yds.

PHI - Boston Scott: 9 atts., 55 yds.


DET - T.J. Hockenson: 7 recs., 59 yds.

PHI - Dallas Goedert: 3 recs., 35 yds.

Goff sacked on third down as Lions try for points before half

The Lions take over at their own 25 with 2:51 left in the half. They trail 17-0.

T.J. Hockenson hauls in a pass for 3 yards, D'Andre Swift rushes for 2.

Two-minute warning.

Hockenson hauls in a 10-yard pass to set up first-and-10 at the 39.

Swift is wrapped up for a loss of 2.

Timeout #1 Eagles (1:22 2nd)

Goff completes to Hockenson for a gain of 5. 

Timeout #2 Eagles (1:17 2nd)

Amon-Ra St. Brown has a 35-yard gain called back for illegal formation, but Detroit gets it first-and-10 at the 49 of Philadelphia after a defensive holding penalty.

Godwin Igwebuike hauls in an 18-yard pass, then runs for 5.

Timeout #1 Detroit (0:37 2nd)

Goff hands to Swift for 4 yards. Swift is stuffed for no gain on third down, bringing up fourth-and-1.

Timeout #2 Detroit (0:13 2nd)

Goff is sacked. Turnover on downs.

END 2ND: Eagles 17, Lions 0 

Eagles take 17-0 lead with 2:51 left in half

The Eagles take over at their own 19, leading 10-0, with 7:41 to go.

Boston Scott rips off a 19-yard run on first down.

Scott is stuffed at the line on the next play, no gain. Jalen Hurts picks up 11 yards on the next play with his feet, and it'll be first-and-10 at the Lions 49.

The Eagles run a trick play that ends with Scott lateraling to Hurts, and Hurts throwing it downfield to Dallas Goedert for a 15-yard gain.

He goes back to Goedert again on the next play for 13, gives to Kenneth Gainwell for 3, and then takes off on a 14-yard run.

Jordan Howard rushes up the middle for an Eagles touchdown on first-and-goal at the 4.

Eagles 17, Lions 0 (2:51 2nd)

Lions' Goff again sacked for big loss on third down

The Lions will take over at their own 25, trailing 10-0 in the second quarter.

Jermar Jefferson is wrapped up for a loss of 2 on first down. Amon-Ra St. Brown hauls in a 5-yard reception on second down. St. Brown is able to reach across the marker on third down to complete a 7-yard reception that moves the chains.

Swift rushes for 5 yards on first down, 4 on second down, and 3 on third down to pick up a new set of downs at the Detroit 46.

KhaDarel Hodge has a pass in his direction broken up by Darius Slay on first down. T.J. Hockenson jumps offsides before second down, making it second-and-15. Swift makes a 7-yard reception. Goff is sacked for a loss of 13 on third down.

Jack Fox's punt is returned to the 19 of Philadelphia.

Eagles 10, Lions 0 (7:41 1st)

Lions halt Eagles drive, give up field goal to open second quarter

The Eagles take over at their own 39, leading 7-0 near the end of the first quarter.

Boston Scott rushes for 8, then 6, as the Eagles set up first-and-10 at the 47 of Detroit.

The Lions are flagged for a neutral zone infraction to close the first quarter.

END 1ST: Eagles 7, Lions 0 

First-and-5 for the Eagles coming up at Detroit's 42.

Jordan Howard rushes for 10 yards up the middle to move the chains.

Howard rushes for 4 on the next play, 3 on second down. Hurts has all day to throw, but can't hit a streaking Dallas Goedert to keep the Eagles' drive alive.

Jake Elliott makes the 43-yard field goal try.

Eagles 10, Lions 0 (12:50 2nd)

Lions go 3-and-out after Goff's third-down sack

The Lions take over at their own 30 after another nice return by Godwin Igwebuike. They trail the Eagles, 7-0, in the first quarter.

After a 1-yard run, D'Andre Swift is wrapped up for a loss of 1 on a screen. Matt Nelson gets beat off the edge and Jared Goff is sacked for a loss of 12 yards. 

Jack Fox's punt is fielded with a fair catch at the 39 of Philly.

Eagles 7, Lions 0 (1:03 1st)

Eagles take 7-0 lead in first quarter

The Eagles take over at their own 33 in a 0-0 game.

Dallas Goedert takes a quick pass on first down for a 7-yard gain. Boston Scott rushes for 7 yards to move the chains and set up first-and-10 at the Detroit 49.

Jalen Reagor takes the end-around handoff for a pickup of 11 yards to the Detroit 38. Another first down.

Scott rushes for 3 on the next play. Reagor takes another end-around on the next play, and this one's good for 10 to the 25. First down, Eagles.

Scott on first down rushes for 5. Quez Watkins beats the Lions' secondary and hauls in a pass that's good for 16 yards. 

Dean Marlowe chases Jalen Hurts out of bounds on first down. There are fouls on both teams, but the Eagles' penalty for an ineligible downfield receiver is not upheld because Hurts never threw the ball. So, it's only a penalty on the Lions. First-and-goal at the 2.

Hurts is stopped after a gain of 1. Jalen Reagor appears to have gotten into the end zone on the next play, but he slipped at the edge and may have been touched by a Lions defender.

After review, they rule that Reagor was down. It's third-and-goal at the 2.

The review is for naught. Scott rushes it in on the next play.

Eagles 7, Lions 0 (3:11 1st)

Lions miss field goal after starting drive in Philadelphia territory

Detroit sets up shop, first-and-10, at the Philadelphia 45. We're tied 0-0 with 11:55 to go in the first quarter.

T.J. Hockenson hauls in a 7-yard reception on first down. Jared Goff dumps it off to Jermar Jefferson on second down for a gain of 5 to move the chains. First down, Lions, at the 33.

D'Andre Swift makes a guy fall over with a juke, bounces left, but only gets a yard. Goff loses 5 yards with a sack on the next play.

Hockenson handles a screen and reaches the 29-yard-line for a gain of 8, which won't move the chains, but does make a field-goal try manageable.

Austin Seibert misses the 47-yard field goal try.

Lions 3, Eagles 0 (8:36 1st)

Lions defense forces 3-and-out on first series for Eagles offense

Philadelphia takes over at its own 4-yard-line for its first offensive series. We're tied at 0-0.

DeVonta Smith drops a pass on first down; Boston Scott rushes for 5 on second down. Jalen Hurts is sent scrambling through his own end zone on third down, and he just throws it away up the sideline.

Kalif Raymond almost breaks the punt return for a touchdown, but settles for an 11-yard return to the Philadelphia 45.

Lions 0, Eagles 0 (11:55 1st)

Jack Fox shows out on Lions' opening drive

The Lions have won the toss, and they want the ball.

Godwin Igwebuike rips off a 26-yard return to give Detroit starting field position at their own 34.

T.J. Hockenson makes a really tough catch on first down that's good for 18 yards to the Philadelphia 48.

D'Andre Swift takes a carry on first down for 3 yards, and on second down for 2. Hockenson has the ball knocked away while trying to come up with a reception on third down.

Jack Fox's punt is downed at the 4-yard-line, because of course it is. He's the team MVP.

Lions 0, Eagles 0 (12:54 1st)

Eagles at Lions

Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday, Ford Field, Detroit

TV/radio: Fox/97.1

Records: Lions 0-7, Eagles 2-5

Line: Philadelphia by 3.5