Philadelphia Eagles' Defense Makes Quarterback Donovan McNabb Eat His Words

By Bryn Swartz

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After the Redskins beat the Eagles 17-12 in week four, quarterback Donovan McNabb took a shot at the Philadelphia Eagles: “Everybody makes mistakes in their lifetime, and they made one last year.”

Today McNabb was forced to eat his own words.

The Eagles’ defense harrassed Donovan all game. He completed 17 of 31 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns, which appears to be a pretty good game.

But he threw three interceptions. His first interception led to the Eagles’ third touchdown and a 21-0 lead halfway through the first quarter. The interception was Kurt Coleman’s first career interception.

His second interception was a diving grab by Dimitri Patterson. And his third interception was returned 40 yards for a touchdown by Patterson.

This was the sixth three-interception game of McNabb’s career. Two of the six occurred in the playoffs (2003 NFC championship game, Super Bowl XXXIX). Another one came in the infamous tie to the Bengals.

Juqua Parker and Trevor Laws sacked McNabb, who also fumbled once.

And the Redskins’ didn’t convert a single third down opportunity all night. Zero for ten.

In his two games against the Eagles this season, McNabb completed 25 of 50 passes for 420 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. He also fumbled once.

Sorry Donovan. I don’t miss you.

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