Philadelphia, PA-- After an 0-2 start, the Eagles roared to a 56-21 win on Sunday over the Detroit Lions.
The Eagles offense, which had scored only 25 points in the first two games, had 21 points in the each of the first two quarters. Running back Brian Westbrook had two touchdowns rushing and one receiving as he posted his second career 100-yard rushing/100-yard receiving game. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis tied an NFL record for most receiving yards in the first half with 205, he also had a total of three touchdowns.
The Eagles defense did allow 21 points to the league's top-rated passing attack, but they sacked quarterback Jon Kitna nine times to tie a team record. Defensive end Trent Cole tied a team record with 4.5 sacks.
I think all Philly fans are breathing a sigh of relief after this win. We needed a game like this to keep our spirits up. But it doesn't get any easier next week against the Giants.