McNabb, Eagles Bounce Back
PHILADELPHIA--Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb threw for 332 yards and four touchdowns Sunday.
And then the second half started.
That quickly, McNabb and the Eagles are back from the also-ran pile. After a week in which McNabb was scrutinized closely because his play had been suspect during the Eagles' 0-2 start and because he sparked a controversy by saying during an HBO interview that African-American quarterbacks are criticized more harshly than their white counterparts, McNabb again resembled the quarterback that he was before his knee injury last season.
He carved up the Detroit defense and had 18 straight completions at one point. He finished with 381 passing yards and four touchdowns on 21-for-26 throwing accuracy. He had a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
The Eagles got into the win column by beating the previously undefeated Lions, 56-21, and they had everything clicking. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis had 11 catches for 221 yards and three touchdowns. Tailback Brian Westbrook topped 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards. The defense had nine sacks.
But it all started with McNabb.
"Donovan was taking some shots this week," Westbrook said. "We rallied around him."
By Mark Maske |
September 24, 2007; 10:24 AM ET
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