8:30 PM ET, December 15, 2008
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
McNabb throws for 290 yards, two touchdowns as Eagles win third straight
PHILADELPHIA -- Written off last month, the resurgent Philadelphia Eagles are making a strong playoff push.Donovan McNabb threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns, Asante Samuel scored on an interception return and the Eagles beat the struggling Cleveland Browns 30-10 on Monday night for their third straight victory.
• The Browns have lost four straight and been held to 10 points or less in that stretch.
• Donovan McNabb has completed 72 of 104 passes for 741 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception with a passer rating of 107.9 in his last three games.
• Cleveland made its third appearance on "Monday Night Football" with its third starting quarterback of the season.
-- ESPN research
Monday Night Curse
The Browns have used a different starting QB in their last six "Monday Night Football" games with that start marking the beginning of the end for that player.
|Bernie Kosar||1993||SF||Released later in the season|
|Eric Zeier||1995||PIT||Made just one more start for Browns|
|Kelly Holcomb||2003||STL||Benched mid-game, didn't play rest of the season|
|Derek Anderson||2008||NYG||Benched three weeks later|
|Brady Quinn||2008||BUF||Broke finger, out for the season|
|Ken Dorsey||2008||PHI||Two interceptions|
Dawkins passed wide receiver Harold Carmichael on the team's career games list. ... Philadelphia improved to 10-2 in December since 2006. ... Cleveland's Phil Dawson kicked his 30th field goal, setting a single-season franchise record. ... The Browns used three different starting QBs for their three Monday night games, going 2-1. ... Cleveland has lost 10 or more games seven times since 1999. ... TE Kellen Winslow (ankle) and RB Jerome Harrison (ribs) sat out for the Browns.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.8||5.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||10:45||Kevin Curtis 14 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick)||0||7|
|FG||06:48||Phil Dawson 27 Yd||3||7|
|FG||00:49||David Akers 24 Yd||3||10|
|TD||04:45||Asante Samuel 50 Yd Interception Return (David Akers Kick)||3||17|
|FG||03:34||David Akers 34 Yd||3||20|
|FG||14:52||David Akers 34 Yd||3||23|
|TD||11:14||Greg Lewis 10 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick)||3||30|
|TD||09:11||Brandon Mcdonald 24 Yd Interception Return (Phil Dawson Kick)||10||30|