Eagles Lead Redskins 14-0 After 1Q
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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) _ Donovan McNabb threw for one touchdown and ran for another to give Philadelphia a 14-0 lead over Washington after one quarter Monday night.
McNabb completed 11 of 12 passes for 122 yards, and the Eagles scored touchdowns on both of their drives.
The Eagles went on a perfectly executed 80-yard opening drive for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.
McNabb hit former Redskins receiver James Thrash for 33 yards on a blown coverage on the opening play, and Todd Pinkston beat Darrell Green for 27 yards. McNabb took it in on an 8-yard TD run, scrambling past the Redskins’ three Pro Bowl linebackers for the score on third down.
The Eagles’ second touchdown came after coach Andy Reid accepted an offsides penalty on LaVar Arrington that negated a 30-yard field goal by David Akers. The Eagles instead took first-and-goal at the Redskins 7 and McNabb completed a 2-yard TD pass to Chad Lewis to make it 14-0 with nine seconds remaining.
The Redskins opened with a no-huddle offense for the second straight week, but called conservative plays, running or throwing to running backs on all nine plays of the drive before punting.
The Redskins failed to cross midfield in the first quarter. Running back Stephen Davis, who had 104 yards in the season opener, had 6 yards on four carries.
The Redskins, with a victory, would maintain a one-game lead in the NFC East. If the Eagles win, all four division teams will have a 1-1 record.