Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) hands off to running back LeSean McCoy (25) during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Best Photos From The Philadelphia Eagles-Detroit Lions “Snowbowl”


Snow wasn’t supposed to reach Philadelphia until three o’clock. Instead there were blizzard-like conditions before the game, and during the first two quarters, which left their mark on the Philadelphia Eagles-Detroit Lions showdown. The Eagles would comeback from a 14-0 deficit to win 34-20, in what was one of the most memorable NFL games in recent years. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest pictures in what is being dubbed “The Snowbowl”.

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions place kicker David Akers (2) watches a kick during warmups in the snow prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

 

Long-time Philadelphia Eagles kicker David Akers tries to adjust to blizzard-like conditions in warms ups. Conditions were never this bad in a game during Akers 11-year stint in Philadelphia.

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin (98) (right) during warmups prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Snows out, guns out, for Philadelphia Eagles outside-linebacker Conner Barwin.

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fans during the first half action against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Even a blizzard didn’t stop the best sports fans in America from repping their Iggles in a game with playoff implications. And of course their is that one Lions fans in Pennsylvania.

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie enjoys the snow prior to watching his team moving to 8-5.

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly on the sidelines during the second quarter action against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Chip Kelly struggled to get the Eagles offense on pace early, but a second-half explosion from LeSean McCoy and the Eagles offensive line allowed Kelly to lead the Eagles to their 8th win.

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) runs with the ball after a catch against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter action at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Even in the snow, it’s tough to stop Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson from having a big game. By the way, this isn’t a blurry picture, it’s just the snow.

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs for a first down against Detroit Lions player Glover Quin during the fourth quarter action at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Snow grounded LeSean McCoy to only 53 yards in the first half, as Shady was forced to run north-to-south, rather than his usual east-to-west. Not even a blizzard could keep Shady from cutting though, as he ran for 164 yards in the second half of the game, to finish with a total of 217 yards. McCoy ended up breaking Eagles legendary running-back Steve Van Buren’s 64-year record for most rushing yards in a game (205) by an Eagle

 

Winning. Despite the snow and a slow start, the Eagles managed to pull out a crucial victory of the Detroit Lions, which was the most important part of today’s game.

 

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