DETROIT (AP) There won't be any mud puddles on the field when the Detroit Lions host Philadelphia this Thanksgiving. No snow, either.
These two teams - who have a bit of a history of bad-weather games - will play indoors in the comfortable confines of Ford Field, where Chip Kelly's offense (and that of his opponent) can operate unencumbered by any wintery elements.
After two straight losses, the Eagles are still only a game out of first place in the NFC East, but a loss at Detroit on Thursday would leave Kelly and his team facing even more criticism in what's been a trying season so far. Kelly's third year as Philadelphia's coach has been the most difficult, but there's still time to salvage it.