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EAGLES 28, REDSKINS 6

McNabb heats up in 2d half

PHILADELPHIA -- Rattled, hurried and battered for 2 1/2 quarters, Donovan McNabb kept his poise, stayed in the pocket and picked apart Washington's secondary.

McNabb tied a career high with four touchdown passes, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 28-6 victory over the Redskins yesterday. Three of those scoring passes came in the second half.

The Eagles are 9-1 for the first time since the 1980 season, when they opened 11-1 and went to the Super Bowl. They can clinch their fourth consecutive NFC East title with a victory at the Giants Sunday. McNabb threw two TD passes to Brian Westbrook and one each to Terrell Owens and Chad Lewis. It was his second straight four-TD performance, fourth of the season and sixth in his six-year career. Patrick Ramsey, making his first start of the season, couldn't revive Washington's sputtering offense. The Redskins (3-7) haven't scored more than 18 points in a game this season. McNabb was sacked three times, lost a fumble, and threw an interception in the first 35 minutes. He hit 9 of 12 passes for 93 yards and three scores the rest of the way, finishing 18 of 26 for 222 yards.

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