Sunday, September 23, 2007

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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.

2 comments:

The Gammons Family said...

It ain't right to beat up on the poor defenseless Lions. Oh, how many Sunday afternoons do I remember with my dad watching the Lions get demolished! Some things never change.

andy

Colbert Family said...

I think it was the uniforms that jump started them. If you didn't see them they were yellow and sky blue. They wore them to celebrate their 75th anniversary.
Jim