Donovan McNabb looked like his old self, throwing for 361 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles jumped all over the Rams in week one at Philadelphia winning 38-3.
The Rams managed just 109 yards through three quarters as it was much of the same from last year’s 3-13 squad. Marc Bulger didn’t have much time to throw and Stephen Jackson didn’t have many holes to run through as the Eagles’ defense just dominated.
As far as McNabb each of his four receivers had catches of over 30 yards. The big play came from Hank Baskett who caught a 90 yard touchdown pass.
The Rams drives in the first half didn’t muster much. The first drive stalled after a sack, then it was three and out. Then two penalties stalled the Rams again, followed by another three and out. The Rams had one, what I would consider productive drive that started at their own two and a penalty backed them up to their one, but with the help of a long pass from Bulger to Jackson and a pass interference penalty, the Rams were able to sustain somewhat of a drive and get near midfield.
However, the Eagles connected on the 90 yard touchdown play to open up a 21-0 halftime lead.