Ron Jaworski, who played only one half before leaving because of back spasms, threw a touchdown pass to Mike Quick and rookie Paul McFadden kicked three field goals today to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 16-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Jaworski completed 21 of 29 passes for 194 yards. He sat out the second half, except to hold for kicks, due to back spasms resulting from a blindside, roughing-the-passer hit by linebacker Vernon Maxwell in the second period.
Jaworski, who cracked a rib last week, said, "It's probably what I expected to happen. I felt okay during practice but you don't get hit during practice. After that shot, I started to spasm . . . I felt like I had a knife in my back."
McFadden kicked field goals of 34 and 32 yards in the second quarter to lift Philadelphia to a 13-0 halftime lead. He had a 33-yard field goal with 2:15 to play. He is 15 of 17 this season.
The Colts (2-5), who had 45 yards offense and no completions in the first half, scored on Randy McMillan's one-yard run with 12:27 remaining.
The Eagles (3-4) took a 7-0 lead with 1:29 left in the first period. After a 15-yard punt, Jaworski directed an 11-play, 65-yard touchdown drive ended by a six-yard pass to Quick.
In the second quarter, the Eagles started from their 27 and drove to the Colts' 14. An offensive pass-interference penalty made the Eagles settle for a 34-yard field goal and a 10-0 lead 4:51 into the second quarter.
The Eagles made it 13-0 with 10 seconds left in the half. They started at the Colts' 46 and moved to the 14 with four pass completions by Jaworski.
A fumble recovery at the Indianapolis 42 started the Colts' touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Mike Pagel completed passes of 16 and 15 yards in a drive concluded by McMillan's one-yard run.