The Detroit and Philadelphia players line up for another snowy play. Sky Sports
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Detroit and Philadelphia are playing in a biblical snowstorm

“It’s a mess down there,” declared Fox Sports as players fumble around in mounds of snow.

GRIM, SNOWY WEATHER has blanketed the northeast of America but those tough NFL lads have the thermals on and it’s ‘Play Ball’.

Blizzards have affected a number of Sunday fixtures, with conditions rapidly heading towards farcical.

Unsurprisingly, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles were tied at 0-0 until late in the second quarter of their snow-covered encounter. Players are piling into each other whenever a ball is fumbled and wide receivers are springing into the air, more in hope than expectation of catching a ball.

Play improved as the snow eased up and the Eagles eventually ran out 34-20 winners.

imageDetroit Lions’ Mikel Leshoure, left, recovers a fumble as Matthew Stafford looks on. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

image‘Get the hot toddy out now lads!’ AP Photo/Matt Rourke

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