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”.
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.
Snows out, guns out, for Philadelphia Eagles outside-linebacker Conner Barwin.
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.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie enjoys the snow prior to watching his team moving to 8-5.
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.
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.
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
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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.