NFL Power Rankings: Panthers rise, Patriots fall in Week 13

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Nov 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek (87) jumps over Detroit Lions strong safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) to score a touchdown during the second quarter of a NFL game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


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Well that was tough to watch. The Philadelphia Eagles, tipped by some to win the Super Bowl before the start of the season, got blown out by the 3-7 Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

It was an embarrassing performance on defense, and Matthew Stafford was made to look like MVP with five touchdown passes. The Eagles continued to make the same mistakes covering Calvin Johnson, and he gladly hauled in eight passes for 93 yards and three touchdowns.

The Eagles need to find a way to regroup, because up next is the not-so-easy task of taking down the New England Patriots. Somehow, a victory could tie them with New York and Washington for the NFC East lead. How is this possible? How can the NFC East be so bad?

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