Let the debate begin. If Donovan McNabb can play like this
on a regular basis, he has to be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles next year. Obviously, the question remains, can he play like this on a regular basis.
Number 5 looked solid in the pocket, mobile out of the pocket, confident with his passes and unafraid to throw the ball into coverage. In a nutshell, he looked nothing like the hesitant, sporadic guy we've seen under center all year long. Was this a sign of a quarterback nearing the end of a long rehabilitation process, or was this the sign of a quarterback playing with nothing on the line against a secondary decimated by injuries? I'll let you be the judge. My only feelings on the matter are that McNabb deserves a lot of credit for today's win, and an apology from me for riding him so hard these past couple of weeks.
Brian Westbrook was Brian Westbrook, meaning dominant. The D really settled down after giving up TDs on the first two possessions (one was the result of a short field after a Westbrook fumble). The defining moment of the game was another goal-line stand by the D. The Saints had the ball on the half yard-line after a miracle tackle by Mikell to save a touchdown. Rookie Stewart Bradley, filling in for the injured Omar Gaither, came up huge on three of the plays and the Eagles stoned the Saints on four straight runs.
If the Eagles can beat the Bills to end the season they'll finish at .500. Hardly an accomplishment considering the manner in which they've given games away this season, but still, it's a landmark.Player of The Game
: Stewart Bradley, 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT. The most productive game for an Eagles' LB this season. Team Record