Eagles 38, Cardinals 14
Donovan McNabb played most of today's 38-14 victory over Arizona with a broken right ankle that could sideline him six to eight weeks.
McNabb, who was injured on the third play of the game, tied a career high with four touchdown passes. However, his status for the rest of the season is in doubt.
Eagles Coach Andy Reid said this type of injury typically keeps players out six to eight weeks. McNabb, who never has had a serious injury, insisted he will try to play against San Francisco on Nov. 25.
"In my mind, I'll be out there," McNabb said.
However, the Eagles' medical staff was less optimistic.
"It's not something he can play with right now," trainer Rick Burkholder said. "We'll know more in the next 24 [to] 48 hours."
Unable to scramble because of his injury -- diagnosed as a sprain during the game -- McNabb stayed in the pocket and threw touchdown passes of two yards to James Thrash, three yards to Dorsey Levens, 27 yards to Todd Pinkston and nine yards to Duce Staley in the first half.
Though he limped, McNabb did not miss a play after he was hurt until resting with 4 minutes 49 seconds remaining. He finished 20 of 25 for 255 yards and one interception, but had no rushing attempts for the first time in 53 career starts. Strangely, the Cardinals rarely blitzed.
Jake Plummer threw two touchdown passes for Arizona (4-6), which has lost four straight.
The Eagles (7-3) played nothing like the team that was dismantled by Indianapolis, 35-13, at Veterans Stadium last week. They scored touchdowns on all three of their second-quarter possessions as well as the last 24 points.
McNabb was hurt when he was sacked by Adrian Wilson and LeVar Woods on a third and three. He clutched his right leg and stayed on the turf after losing the ball, but returned on Philadelphia's next series.
Kyle Vanden Bosch recovered McNabb's fumble at the Eagles 43, and Plummer connected with Jason McAddley on a 12-yard touchdown pass to give the Cardinals a 7-0 lead.
After Brian Mitchell returned the kickoff 45 yards to the Arizona 43, it took the Eagles six plays to score their first touchdown in the opening quarter since Week 2 against Washington.