Vick Dogs Jaguars

Eagles defensive end Trent Cole forces an incomplete pass on David Garrard Sunday. He racked up two sacks in the game. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Final Score: Eagles 28; Jaguars 3
Eagles best number: 153 (total yards receiving by DeSean Jackson).
Eagles worst number: 84 (total yards in penalties).
Eagles best play: QB Michael Vick broke through the outside rush, shot up the middle, and scored on a 17-yard dash to give Philadelphia a 21-3 lead in the third quarter.
Eagles worst play: David Akers kicked a kick-off out of bounds in the third quarter.

Three stars
M. Vick (PHI): 17/31, 291 yards, three TDs. 30 yards rushing and one TD.
D. Jackson (PHI): five catches for 153 yards and a TD.
T. Cole (PHI): eight solo tackles and two sacks. Part of a front four that terrorized Jacksonville.

Breaking down the game

VICK/MACLIN/JACKSON RAPOUR — The Eagles dynamic duo at wide receiver had their first set of blistering games as a pair this season. Jackson, who is revered as one of the most dynamic playmakers in the game, caugh five balls for 153 yards and a touchdown. Maclin caught four balls for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Production like that has kept Brent Celek on the back burner. Vick has been able to use his legs to buy himself and his two star receivers plenty of time to make the big play.

It showed on Jackson’s 61-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Jackson ran accross the field to make a catch on the right sideline. He bolted down the line and out-ran the Jaguars secondary to give the Eagles an early 7-0 lead.

On the Birds final possession of the first half, Vick made time with only seconds to spare to hit Maclin wide open in the front right corner of the endzone. That play sent the Eagles into halftime with a 14-3 lead and the momentum to not look back.

DEFENSE STEPS UP –Holding onto a seemingly insermountable lead in the final quarter of play, the Eagles defense didn’t slow down this time around. A week after almost coughing up a lead to the Detroit Lions in their 35-32 win, the Eagles held Jacksonville scoreless in the second half of play.

Jacksonville couldn’t do much all game either. Managing a second-quarter field goal and 317 yards of total offense, the Jags just could not hit pay dirt. RB Maurice Jones-Drew was held to only 88 yards on the ground and QB David Garrard only threw for 105 yards.

Asante Samuel picked off his first pass of the season. Trent Cole also had a monster game with eight solo tackles and two sacks.

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