HEARTY PHILLY FANS BATTLE THE WEATHER TO SEE EAGLES
Did you happen to catch the Eagles-Lions Snow Bowl in Philadelphia? What a bizzare game played in a driving snowstorm. Eagles coach Chip Kelly figured it out early. The team with the best running game would win because it was nearly impossible to throw or kick in the snow and wind.
So, the Eagles handed the ball to Snow Angel LeaSean McCoy, who ran for a franchise record 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards to lead Philly to a 34-20 win. McCoy ran for 148 yards in the fourth quarter to break Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren’s record of 205 set in 1949.
As Ladian Tomlinson pointed out on the NFL Network, in inclement weather a running back has the advantage because he knows where he is going and the tacklers don’t. McCoy juked and cut and weaved his way through the Lions’ defense.
WORKERS CLEAR THE FIELD BEFORE THE GAME
Conditions were so bad that neither team tried a field goal and there were 2-point conversions after seven of the eight touchdowns scored. I liked the absence of extra points. Is there anything more boring? I think the NFL should deep six the kick and teams would have to go for two on every conversion.
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