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updated: 12/8/2013 4:09 PM

McCoy runs for 217, Eagles beat Lions

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  • Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson (10) is tackled by Detroit Lions' Jeremy Ross (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia.

      Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson (10) is tackled by Detroit Lions' Jeremy Ross (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- LeSean McCoy rushed 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 blizzard conditions Sunday.

Ross returned a punt 58 yards for a score and ran a kickoff 98 yards. But McCoy ran 57 yards up the middle to tie it, and Nick Foles connected with Riley Cooper on the 2-point conversion. Foles sneaked in from the 1 and Chris Polk had a 38-yard TD run to cap a 28-point fourth quarter for the Eagles (8-5).

The Eagles, looking to go worst-to-first in the NFC East, won their fifth straight game and temporarily took sole possession of first place. Dallas (7-5) plays at Chicago on Monday night.

The Lions (7-6) have a half-game lead over the Bears in the NFC North.

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