Donovan McNabb’s team emerged victorious yesterday against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it had little to do with the play of Donovan McNabb.
McNabb completed 8 of 19 passes for 125 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. In the second half, he completed 2 of 10 passes for 9 yards, which is an average of 0.9 yards per pass attempt. He missed tight end Fred Davis on his first pass of the game, a play that would have gone for at least 30 yards. He was intercepted in the red zone by Nate Allen early in the third quarter. And he stupidly ran out of bounds on an 18-yard third-down scramble with just over three minutes left in the game, which allowed the Eagles an extra 30 or 40 seconds with the ball at the end of the game.
McNabb has never played a full game while completing as few passes (8) as he did yesterday. And is completion percentage (42.1 percent) and passing yards (125) were the fifth worst full-game marks of his career.
Overall, McNabb looked like a game manager. What would you call a quarterback who hands off 30 times while tossing just 19 passes?
As expected, McNabb took a jab at the Eagles after the game, saying, “Everybody makes mistakes in their lifetime, and the Eagles took one last year.”
Now Andy Reid definitely doesn’t seem like the “comments on the bulletin board” guy, but don’t think the Eagles won’t take note of McNabb’s parting comments.