Friday, November 27, 2015

WATCH: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate Completely Shows Up Eagles Defense By Walking Into End Zone

The Detroit Lions appear to have found their groove once again. They are finally playing like the team that made it to the playoffs last season, and not like one that wanted to go 0-16 again. The transformation is apparent in the results of course, but is starting to become more apparent in the way they play.

They've gotten their swagger back. That much was clear when Golden Tate made an Eagles defender miss and then walked into the end zone:

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WATCH: Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron Gets Flipped After Taking Hit From Eagles DB Walter Thurmond

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron has not become the big time play maker the team was hoping for when it drafted him, but he has shown the ability to come up with big plays from time to time. He certainly did so Thursday during Detroit's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. While making a catch across the middle he was hit low by Eagles safety Walter Thurmond causing him to flip before landing on the turf.

Most guys would have dropped the ball after taking a blow like that.

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WATCH: Eagles WR Jordan Mathews Gets Destroyed By Lions Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus

This has not been a banner season for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Mathews. not only has he had a bad case of the drops this season, but the one thing that he seems to do with regularity you wish he wouldn't. What is that one thing? Take devastating hits that almost hurt to watch.

His latest one came at the hands of Lions safety Isa Abdul-Quddus:

Phildelphi Eagles WR Nelson Agholar Could Dish It But He Couldn't Take It [VIDEO]

This is just plain silly, and well--stupid. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholar started out just fine on this play. He was doing his job, getting in the way of/blocking a defender when the defender decided to start fighting back a little bit. You know, because guys are not supposed to just stay blocked. They are supposed to fight through them.

Apparently Agholar wasn't aware of that part so he got angry, took off his helmet, and earned a 15-yard penalty flag in the process.

Texas Tech RB DeAndre Washington Runs Wild Over Texas Defense In Big Win [VIDEO]

Texas Tech had not beaten Texas in Austin in years. The last time was back during the last millennium (1997 to be exact). So if there was something the seniors wanted to do Thursday night it was bring an end to the losing streak. They wanted a win over the Longhorns in Austin--and they got it.

Senior running back DeAndre Washington could not have asked for a better way to go out than with the performance he had.

WATCH: Texas Tech Defenders Were Bouncing Off Of Texas RB Chris Warren

Texas Longhorns fans were probably wondering as they watched Chris Warren run Thursday against Texas Tech where this kid has been all season. The big 232 pound freshman could not be stopped by the Texas Tech defense. He was fast, he was powerful, and he had defenders bouncing off of him all night long.

It will be interesting to see if he can do the same next week against Baylor:

Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant Breaks Michael Crabtree's Career Receiving Record With Big Catch

Jakeem Grant needed about 70 yards Thursday night against Texas to break Michael Crabtree's career receiving yards record (3,127). He ended up needing just two catches to break the mark, which is good since he only had two catches on the night. His second set the Red Raiders up for a touchdown and officially made him the career receiving yards leader for Texas Tech.

So what if Crabtree did it over just two season and it has taken Grant four. He still owns the record with 3,158 yards career receiving yards thanks to this bomb:

WATCH: UCF WR Tre'Quan Smith Makes One Of The Best Catches Of The Season

The seasons is finally over for the Central Florida Knights. Their final chance to win a game came Thursday night against a good USF team. Underdogs win all the time so maybe--just maybe--they could pull it off and get their first win of the season! Let's be real though--they didn't have a chance so as expected they were killed, 44-3.

The game was not without highlights. UCF wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith made one of the best catches of the season:

via @SBNation