Eagles Soar Over Sleeping Lions Defense

Philly logs nine sacks, eight TDs, in first win, 56-21 rout of Detroit
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Sep 23, 2007 8:29 PM CDT
Philadelphia Eagles' Reggie Brown, left, and Correll Buckhalter celebrate Buckhalter's third-quarter touchdown in the football game with the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, in Philadelphia. The...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Eagles snapped both their surprise losing street and Detroit's suprise winning streak tonight, in an offensive supernova that included 42 points in the first half, a franchise record. Donovan McNabb eventually threw 21-for-26 to finish with 381 yards and 4 TDs, giving the beleaguered Eagles their first victory this season, 56-21.

Detroit, meanwhile, had came off an unexpected 2-0 start, and hoped to win its first three for the first time since 1980. The Eagles offense wound up with eight TDs, while their defense sacked Jon Kitna nine times. "We can't overreact to it," Rod Marinelli said. "We just move forward."