Reid benches McNabb in second half vs. Ravens, starts Kolb at QB

Updated: November 23, 2008, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was benched after the first half of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens following a miserable performance in which he committed three turnovers and failing to produce any points.

McNabb

McNabb

Kolb
Kolb

McNabb was 8-for-18 for 59 yards and two interceptions and a fumble -- a miserable 13.2 quarterback rating.

One week earlier, he threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in an overtime tie with Cincinnati.

After that game, the 10-year veteran said he didn't realize an NFL game could end in a tie.

With the Eagles down 10-7 at halftime Sunday, Philadelphia coach Andy Reid turned to Kevin Kolb, a second-round pick who didn't throw a pass as a rookie last year and had attempted nine throws this season.

In fairness to McNabb, he didn't get much support from the running game: The Eagles had 35 yards rushing in the first half, and McNabb had 7 of them.


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