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McNabb pulled after poor first half against Ravens

BALTIMORE -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was benched after the first half of Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens following a miserable performance in which he committed three turnovers and failed to produce any points.

McNabb was 8-for-18 for 59 yards, with two interceptions and a fumble -- a miserable 13.2 quarterback rating. Kevin Kolb replaced McNabb during the second half for the Eagles, who went on to lose 36-7 on the road.

One week earlier, McNabb threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in an overtime tie with the Bengals.

After that game, the 10-year veteran said he didn't realize an NFL game could end in a tie.

With the Eagles down 10-7 at halftime Sunday, Philadelphia coach Andy Reid turned to Kolb, a second-round pick who didn't throw a pass as a rookie last year and had attempted nine throws this season.

In fairness to McNabb, he didn't get much support from the running game: the Eagles had 35 yards rushing in the first half, and McNabb had 7 of them.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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