DETROIT, Mich. (WTXF/AP) - There's plenty of eagerness, and a bit of trepidation, in Philly as the Eagles get back on the field. Their fans are thrilled by the quick start behind rookie quarterback Carson Wentz but also wonder if it is for real.
Beating Detroit doesn't prove a lot, but losing to the Lions, even on the road, could be a sign the first three weeks were something of a mirage in Philadelphia.
"Really in my opinion our season starts now," coach Doug Pederson says. "What we've done already is great and we're in a good position, but we need to buckle down and prepare as if this is Week 1."
Why has Detroit dropped three in a row? Try ranking second with 370 yards in penalties and third with 39 penalties in total. Plus, the Lions have only one pick and have not recovered a fumble.
Saturday, they Lions signed linebacker Steve Longa to the active roster from the practice squad and activated defensive end Armonty Bryant from the exempt list. They also waived wide receiver Aaron Dobson and offensive lineman Brian Mihalik.
Watch Philadelphia (3-0) at Detroit (1-3) at 1pm here on FOX 29.