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NFL: Philadelphia 56, Detroit 21

Sept. 23, 2007 at 7:46 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Donovan McNabb threw four TD passes and the Philadelphia Eagles snapped out of their offensive funk Sunday, beating Detroit, 56-31.

The Eagles -- who had scored just one offensive touchdown in two games coming into Sunday’s contest -- put up a team-record 42 points in the first half. McNabb finished 21-of-26 passing for 381 yards, and Kevin Curtis picked up 221 yards and scored three touchdowns on 11 pass receptions.

Curtis had 205 yards in the first half, to tie the NFL record set by the Buffalo Bills’ Lee Evans in 2006.

Brian Westbrook carried the ball 14 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns, and picked up another 111 yards and a TD on five catches for Philadelphia (1-2).

The Eagles’ defense held Detroit (2-1) to just 39 rushing yards -- and sacked Lions’ quarterback Jon Kitna nine times for 53 yards.

Kitna was 29-for-46 passing for 446 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Roy Williams caught nine balls for 204 yards and a touchdown.

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