Detroit Lions lose to Philadelphia Eagles, 44-6: Game thread replay

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Detroit Lions (0-7) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (2-5)

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Where: Ford Field, Detroit.

TV/radio: Fox; WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates).

Line: Eagles by 3½.

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Game notes: Dan Campbell and the Lions are desperate for a victory, growing tired of being the NFL’s only winless team. The first-year coach was fired up about the opportunity to turn around the long-suffering franchise when he was hired 10 months ago, but seven setbacks without success have taken a toll. Campbell cried in front of cameras and reporters after a comeback fell short earlier this month. And, he didn’t hide his hopes and emotions about the Lions (0-7) possibly beating Philadelphia (2-5) on Sunday at home.

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Likewise, the Eagles and their first-year coach are shooting for a win to potentially start the process of salvaging their season after dropping two straight games.

“This is what I said to the team: ‘The results aren’t there right now, but what’s going on here is that there’s growth under the soil,’” coach Nick Sirianni recalled. “I put a picture of a flower up, and it’s coming through the ground, and the roots are growing out. The roots are continuing to grow out. Everybody wants to see results. Shoot, nobody wants to see results more than us, right?”

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