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Philadelphia Eagles fall flat in Thanksgiving Day loss to Detroit

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Nov 27, 2015 3:40 AM
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Eagles head coach Chip Kelly addresses the media after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Detroit. The Lions defeated the Eagles 45-14. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(Detroit) -- The Eagles did not have a very happy Thanksgiving.

Philadelpia was trounced by Detroit 45-14 and has now dropped three straight to fall to 4-7.

Coach Chip Kelly says nothing went right for his team.

"Didn't coach well today. Didn't really do anything well today. It was very disappointing," he says. "Not what you want and not the outcome anybody's looking for."

The Eagles fell 1.5  games behind the division-leading New York Giants.

Kelly says his team has to keep plugging away.

"There's no other option. You've got five games left here," he says. "We've got to go play. I don't think anybody's is going to feel sorry for us."

For the first time in team history, the Eagles have allowed at least 45 points in two straight games in one season, according to STATS.

Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez started in place of Sam Bradford, who was inactive with a shoulder injury.

He completed 19 of 27 passes for 199 yards and two TDs.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford tied a career high with five touchdown passes, three of them to Calvin Johnson.

The 4-7 Lions have won three straight this season and three in a row in their annual Thanksgiving game.

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