Detroit's tight win over Philadelphia left both coaches with reasons to look on the bright side.
For Jim Caldwell and the Lions, the victory stopped a three-game losing streak that threatened to derail the entire season. The Eagles, on the other hand, came in unbeaten, and even in defeat, they showed their mettle by shutting down Detroit for most of the second half.
"We could've folded the tents and gave up, but the sideline was very energetic," Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson said. "The guys understood that we were really beating ourselves at that time and they rallied and got ourselves back into this football game."
The Eagles were eventually...