By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was a lamentable loss. A 28-point home loss, the second in as many weeks, against a rookie quarterback and the 4-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“It has to be a wake up call,” Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Tuesday of his team’s loss last Sunday. “If that doesn’t wake you up, then what else do you need to wake you up? We let or fans down, we let ourselves down, it’s just unacceptable. You have to be in tuned to what we’re doing on this Thursday. Everybody has to be locked in, there is no room for error. Everybody has to come and everybody has to play their A game on Thursday.”

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Listen: DeMeco Ryans on the 94WIP Morning Show


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Now, at 4-6, the Philadelphia Eagles are feeling the pressure as they are forced to travel to Detroit on short rest for a Thanksgiving early-afternoon showdown with the 3-7 Detroit Lions, who have won two straight.

The Eagles have faced these type of situations before; they were 0-2 and had to play at the Jets, they were 1-3 and faced the Saints at home, and they were 3-4 at Dallas following their bye week. In all three of those “backs-against-the-wall” situations, the Eagles prevailed.

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“We have the talent,” Ryans said, “We have the guys, but it doesn’t matter if you have talent if you aren’t playing up to the capability of your talent.”