Sunday, September 18, 2005

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Eagles jump out fast, 21-0
By Bob Brookover
The Eagles held a 21-0 lead over the San Francisco 49ers early in the second quarter, thanks to three touchdown passes from Donovan McNabb, including two to Terrell Owens.
McNabb was 12 for 16 for 188 yards in the first quarter of the Eagles’ home opener at Lincoln Financial Field.
Under pressure, McNabb scrambled to his left and looked down field to find a wide-open Owens. McNabb hit T.O. in stride and the Eagles’ star receiver easily out ran cornerback Mike Adams on his way to the end zone.
T.O.’s first TD celebration of the season was vanilla, especially by his standards, but it did include a second connection with his quarterback. After crossing into the end zone, Owens simply placed the ball on the ground and jogged back toward McNabb, exchanging a reserved low five with his quarterback.
The Eagles went up 14-0 midway through the opening period when McNabb hit tight end L.J. Smith over the middle for a six-yard touchdown.
Just before the half, the Eagles squandered a chance to put more points on the board when David Akers’ 43-yard field goal attempt hit the left upright. It was Akers’ third missed field goal in four attempts this season.
With 11:50 remaining in the half, McNabb again found Owens on the left sideline for a 42-yard TD pass.
Owens had five catches for 143 and two TD in less than a half.


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