Sunday, September 13, 2009

Eagles Rip Panthers/Phils handle Mets

Ok, maybe the Eagles do not start off so slow anymore. After falling behind 7-0 early in the 1st Quarter, the Eagles rebounded nicely and stomped the Carolina Panthers 38-10. Sheldon Brown had two key interceptions and Trent Cole was a beast at the line of scrimmage. Desean Jackson provided a spark with an 85-yards punt return - where have you gone Reno Mahe? Donovan McNabb tossed two short TD's to Westbrook and Brent Celek and also rushed for another. The rushing TD proved to be costly.

McNabb broke a rib while bulldozing into the endzone in the 3rd Quarter. He is listed as Doubtful for Sundays game against New Orleans. Kevin Kolb relieved McNabb and did not impress. Let's hope he performs better with a week of preperation under his belt. The Eagles are expected to re-sign A.J. Feeley if #5's injury is short-term or maybe Jeff Garcia if it turns into an extended absense.

Phils 5 - Mets 4

Brad Lidge slammed the door shut on the Mets, getting his 39th save of the season. Ok, maybe he didn't slam it but the result was a win. Mimicking what he has done all season, Brad Lidge allowed multiple runs in the ninth inning but thanks to a 3-run lead, the Phils still held on. Game winning hit by Andy Tracy, a career minor leaguer who was called up to provide an extra bat in September. Kyle Kendrick pitched into the 8th inning earning his first win of the year.

Except for McNabb's injury, it was a good day to sit back and watch Philly wins. Kolb's career may rest on how he performs against a suspect Ner Orleans D next week. Pedro vs (Cy)Redding at 8:05. Expect Section 202 to get rowdy!

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