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Offensive Explosion: Eagles Score 56 in Win Over Lions

Reggie Brown, left, and Correll Buckhalter celebrate Buckhalter's third-quarter touchdown 

Wearing their throwback jerseys from 1933, the Eagles righted the ship in a big way by clobbering the Detroit Lions 56-21 Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field to earn their first win of the season.  It was the most points ever scored by the Eagles in the Andy Reid/Donovan McNabb era and the most in a regular season game since 1953.  The Eagles actually scored 58 points against the Lions in a 1995 playoff win.  The offense, which struggled in the first two games, exploded for 42 first half points. 

The offense was led by a three-headed attack of Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, and Kevin Curtis.  McNabb threw four touchdown passes and both Westbrook and Curtis had more than 200 yards of offense and three TDs each.  While the Birds’ depleted secondary struggled early against the Lions’ own high-powered throwing attack, the defense did force three turnovers and sacked Detroit QB Jon Kitna nine times.  They also shutout the Lions in the second half.

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