1:00 PM ET, December 30, 2007
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donovan McNabb jogged off the field one final time this season with nearly everything he could have possibly wanted: the cheers of the remaining diehards, and his health and confidence in tact.Had McNabb performed at the start of the season as he did at the end, perhaps the Eagles' three-game winning streak would be a prelude to the playoffs instead of an extended offseason.
The discussion of Donovan McNabb's future with the Eagles could be a hot topic this offseason, but if his tenure with the only team he's played for is over, he's going out in style.
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Eagles RT Jon Runyan was forced out of the game with a concussion, two plays after he started his 176th straight game. ... Eagles S Brian Dawkins (foot), CB Lito Sheppard (knee) and Smith (knee, ribs) all were inactive. ... Buffalo WR Lee Evans left after a hard hit to the chest.
There has been speculation that this was Donovan McNabb's final game in an Eagles uniform, but trading this quarterback would be a major mistake. McNabb is showing excellent mobility in the pocket and much more patience than he did early in the season. He values the football, doesn't force throws, and has regained his exceptional playmaking ability and accuracy. McNabb puts a lot of pressure on defenses. Meanwhile, Buffalo QB Trent Edwards still is very much a work in progress. An injury to Buffalo's best player, OL Jason Peters, has made this a far less effective offense. It has hurt the running game, obviously, but it also has hampered the passing game, leaving the Bills with very little vertical presence.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||6.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-4||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||1:13||Brent Celek, 2 yd pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick is good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yds, 5:59
|FG||2:00||Rian Lindell 29 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 14 plays, 66 yds, 8:11
|FG||0:24||David Akers 38 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 60 yds, 1:37
|FG||5:56||Rian Lindell 23 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 12 plays, 55 yds, 6:16
|TD||3:51||Kevin Curtis, fumble recovery (David Akers kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 71 yds, 2:10
|FG||1:36||Rian Lindell 22 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 6 plays, 62 yds, 2:09