Quick Take: Eagles roll Lions, 56-21

It was over when ...
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook took it around left end for a 5-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 21-7 lead. Philadelphia never looked back, continuing to score at will and winning 56-21.

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Feeling the heat after two subpar games to start the season, Eagles starting quarterback Donovan McNabb resoundingly answered his critics, throwing for four touchdowns and 381 yards. Lions No. 1 receiver Roy Williams dominated an Eagles secondary missing safety Brian Dawkins and caught nine passes for 204 yards.

Key stat
Philadelphia's defense came up with nine sacks and three turnovers against Detroit. That proved to be the difference in a game in which the teams combined for 968 yards.

Noteworthy
Philadelphia receiver Kevin Curtis tied the NFL record with 205 receiving yards in the first half. He finished with a career-high in receptions and yards with 221 receiving yards on 11 catches. ... After rushing for 110 yards and two touchdowns, Brian Westbrook left the game in the third quarter with a rib injury.

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