Eagles get offense in gear against the 49ers

By Dan Midgette  |   Tuesday, September 20, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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After a miserable opening game against the Atlanta Falcons, the Philadelphia Eagles came soaring back in week two to beat the San Francisco 49ers 42-3.

They started right away in the first quarter when Donavan McNabb threw a 68- yard touchdown pass to Terrell Owens, in the first 57 seconds of the game. Also in the first quarter, L.J. Smith scored a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from McNabb. At the end of the first quarter, it was all Eagles, 14-0. After that, the Eagles were still dominating.

At the beginning of the 2nd quarter, McNabb threw another touchdown pass to Owens, this one being a 42-yard pass, and with the extra point by Akers, it was already 21-0. After an interception by Lito Shepard, McNabb threw a 2-yard pass to RB Brian Westbrook for McNabb's 4th touchdown pass of the day. Linebacker Mark Simoneau had to make the extra point due to an injury David Akers suffered in the beginning of the 2nd quarter. At the end of the first half, the Eagles were all over the 49ers, 28-0.

In the 3rd quarter, it was pretty quiet until 49ers kicker Joe Nedney kicked a 32-yard field goal, to make it a 28-3 game. But after that, the Eagles shut down the 49ers. Later in the quarter, Greg Lewis caught a 6-yard pass from McNabb to make it a 35-3 game after the extra point was good from Akers, who returned after his hamstring injury.

In the 4th quarter, the only scoring done was Lamar Gordon's 6-yard touchdown run for the last score of the game, making it a 42-3 game. That was the final score as the Philadelphia Eagles trounced the San Francisco 49ers in their week 2 match up.

Today was the Eagles' day. McNabb hit 23 out of his 29 throws, piling up an unbelievable 342 yards and five touchdowns. T.O. had 5 receptions for 143 yards and had two touchdowns.

The Eagles are back on track after this big win against the 49ers. If they can continue hit on all cylinders offensively, there will be no stopping them. Philadelphia will host the 0-2 Oakland Raiders next Sunday.
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