McNabb, Westbrook Lead Eagles Over Cardinals

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Donovan McNabb got pulled for Kevin Kolb again. This time, he earned a seat on the bench with a superb performance instead of a stinker.

McNabb threw four touchdown passes, Brian Westbrook tied a team-record with four scores and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Arizona Cardinals 48-20 on Thursday night.

Just four days ago, McNabb was benched for the first time in his career at halftime of a 36-7 loss at Baltimore. The Eagles only trailed 10-7 when coach andy Reid decided to put Kolb in after McNabb threw five interceptions and lost two fumbles in his previous seven quarters.

But Reid gave McNabb another chance and the five-time Pro Bowl quarterback responded with his best game since week 1. He completed 27 of 39 passes for 260 yards and a passer rating of 121.7.

Westbrook, playing with a sore ankle and knee, had 110 yards rushing and 20 more receiving. He had two TDs on the ground and two receiving. Irving Fryar was the last Eagles player to score four TDs in 1996.

(Copyright 2008 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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