03 November, 2008

Eagles 26 Seahawks 7

After a slow start by Donovan McNabb, the Eagles offense though the had trouble in the red zone, prevailed over the Seahawks, 26-7

Second year tight end Brent Celek had a record setting game catching six balls, for 131 yards, a record for an Eagles tight end. McNabb ended the day 28/43 for 349 yards, with two touchdowns, and one interception (which was a pick in the end zone), after starting the game throwing balls in the dirt, or over the heads of his receivers he got his composure and starting throwing strikes to his receiver. One of his touchdowns was to offensive lineman Todd Herremans, who lined up as an eligible receiver, who caught a one yard pass from McNabb.

After the Seahawks came out firing, scoring on their first possession, a 90 yard pass to Koren Robinson, from backup QB Seneca Wallace, and the Eagles came up with four straight three and outs, it looked like it was going to be a long afternoon for the Eagles. The Birds managed to even up the score before the half, and then came up firing in the second half, and kicker David Akers added four field goals to secure the victory for the birds.

So with the Cowboys losing, the Eagles are now tied with the Cowboys at 5-3, with the 7-1 Giants coming to town next Sunday night for a prime time pivotal division game.


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