Game ball to McNabb as Skins win in Philly 17-12


The emotional return of Donovan McNabb to Philadelphia, where he spent his whole career before 2010, was a complete success as the Redskins improved to 2-2 with a 17-12 win.

The QB though that most people wanted to talk about after the game was the Eagles Michael Vick, who was knocked out with a rib and chest injury when he was crushed in the first quarter.

McNabb got the game ball for leading his team to the big win, as he threw for 125 yards and one touchdown. He didn’t make big mistake to allow the Eagles to have an easy score, and by the time it was said and done he leaned on his defense to get the job done.

The Skins built a 14-0 and 17-3 lead, and Philly had a shot late, but a Hail Mary by backup Kevin Kolb failed to give the Redskins the 17-12 win.

The gameplan was not to get into a shootout with the Eagles, and it worked for the Redskins to get into a first-place tie in the NFC East.

“You get into a throwing game specially here, in this environment with the crowd, usually you’re in for a long day,” Mike Shanahan said. “So you have to establish the run.”

They did just that, as they ran for 169 yards on 35 carries, a 4.8 yards per carry average. Ryan Torain ran for 70 yards and a score, and Clinton Portis put up 55 yards while McNabb added 39.

“The relief I got was that this is over, that the whole hoopla and coming back to Philadelphia is over,” McNabb said.

And the season for the Redskins is back on the right track after losses to the Texans and Rams.


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