This is a game the Lions should win, if they even have average coaching IMO. The blueprint to win this game is clear as day and not only are the Eagles banged up… they have been downright terrible and have some major issues.
If this coaching staff has a clue they will pass, pass and pass some more. Get the ball into Staffords hands and let him torch this terrible Eagles secondary. The Lions should be looking to take deep shots and they have the personnel to abuse Philly through the air. Jim Schwartz run defense is very good and the Lions don’t have the personnel to be a dominant run team. Coaching staff needs to attack them early, often and aggressively. This is a game that the Lions should control.
On defense how committed is this team to winning? Carson Wentz is a china doll, is currently banged up, and runs around exposing himself to big shots. The Lions need to take some liberties if need be. I would look to put pressure on Wentz early and see how he responds. The Eagles o line has taken a step back.
Traditionally the Lions would lose this game to a banged up Philly team and it would be a huge rallying point for the Eagles. If they aren’t SOL they control this game and keep their foot on the gas from start to finish . I do not have unrealistic expectations. Looking around the league the Lions roster is in very good shape compared to most. I do not expect them to beat KC, but I expect them to take advantage Sunday and so should fans.
Can this coaching staff get out of their own way? We are going to find out.