Eagles win...without McNabb

Monday, November 19, 2007 ·

Eagles 17, Dolphins 7

Yesterday, the Eagles beat the winless Miami Dolphins behind good defensive play and a career-best performance for Brian Westbrook. Donovan McNabb was injured in the second quarter when he was dragged down from behind. The injury update is that he has a sprained ankle. News on when he will return will be reported later, but the good news is that X-Rays are negative. Before McNabb left, he was having one of the worst games of his career as he threw two red zone interceptions, though he did have a 46 year flea-flicker TD pass to Reggie Brown called back on a LJ Smith holding penalty. AJ Feeley later came in and threw another red zone interception and also fumbled in the red zone, but it was negated by a defensive offside penalty.

Brian Westbrook carried the Eagles in the second half. He finished the game with a career high 32 carries for 148 yards. If AJ Feeley remains the starter, expect much more of the same and expect Westbrook's new salary desires to rise.

The defense put up a shut-out as Miami only scored on a punt return by Ted Ginn, Jr. Our special teams has been atrocious all year. I think of all our problems, they will be the biggest reason why this team will not make the playoffs. They constantly give the opposing team good field position.

Next week, the Eagles (+17) take on the Patriots in Foxboro.

Take this week for what it was: A win, their first winning streak, and they're finally .500 and tied for third in the division.


Anonymous said...
November 20, 2007 at 2:00 PM  

The line has moved, it's now Eagles +22.

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