PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 12, 2006) -- The Philadelphia Eagles' stale offense needed a couple tweaks to get going. A lucky break and some fresh ideas did the trick.
"We were in a rut offensively and I was calling the plays," Reid said. "I told you it starts with me, so, take a close look at yourself and you move on."
The Eagles (5-4) improved to 8-0 following a bye under Reid while earning their first victory since beating Dallas 38-24 in Terrell Owens' return to Philadelphia on Oct. 8.
McNabb completed 12 of 26 passes for 222 yards. Stallworth had six catches for 139 yards and Brian Westbrook ran for 113 yards.
Philadelphia struggled with bad breaks in its recent losses, including a 23-21 loss at Tampa Bay after Matt Bryant kicked a 62-yard field goal to win it as time expired.
But the Eagles got a favorable bounce of their own to take a 17-0 lead in the second quarter. On third-and-15 from the Eagles 45, McNabb completed a 20-yard pass to Reggie Brown near the right sideline. Brown appeared to try to lateral the ball as he was being hit by Shawn Springs, but he actually fumbled.
The ball popped straight into the arms of a streaking Correll Buckhalter, who caught it and sprinted 37 yards down the sideline for his first TD since 2003.
"It was a hook-and-lateral all the way. I'm sticking to my story," Brown said with a smile before admitting he lost control of the ball. "I guess I didn't have it secure."
Philly's defense kept the Redskins out of the end zone in a solid all-around effort. Ladell Betts had 83 yards rushing filling in for the injured Portis.
"We need to take a long, hard look at everything," Gibbs said.
McNabb's long TD pass to Stallworth made it 10-0. Stallworth, who missed four games with a hamstring injury, blew past safety Sean Taylor, caught McNabb's pass in stride and raced into the end zone for the longest reception of his career.
With Reid calling plays, the Eagles always have relied heavily on the pass. But Mornhinweg called 30 runs and 29 passes, including two that turned into scrambles.
"We were able to establish a run game," said McNabb, who also had more input in the plays, particularly in the no-huddle offense.
Brunell finished 16-for-31 for 132 yards and one interception.
"The conditions were the same for both teams," he said. "They clearly were more effective."
Moss, who sat out Week 9 with a strained left hamstring, had three catches for 17 yards.
The Eagles are 14-4 after a bye since it was instituted in 1990.
Buckhalter's last TD came against Washington on Dec. 27, 2003. He missed the next two seasons with knee injuries before returning this year.
Redskins SS Troy Vincent played his first game in Philly since leaving the Eagles after the 2003 season.