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Eagles defeat Detroit Lions in Philadelphia blizzard

Eagles defeat Detroit Lions in Philadelphia blizzard

LeSean McCoy had the best rushing performance in team history in some of the worst conditions.

McCoy ran for a franchise-best 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in a blizzard Sunday.

Snow began falling two hours before kickoff and intensified after the game started. Workers used shovels and hand-held blowers to clear off yard lines. Conditions were so poor neither team tried a field goal, and there were 2-point conversion attempts after seven of the eight TDs.

Forecasters predicted only some snow, so neither team was prepared for a storm that dropped up to six inches in Philadelphia.

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