BEARS 9 -- The Philadelphia Eagles are so good they don't need their best game to win. Especially against an injury-riddled team such as the Chicago Bears.
David Akers kicked four field goals, Donovan McNabb threw for 237 yards and a touchdown, and the Eagles improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1993 with a 19-9 victory over the Bears on Sunday.
"We had some positive plays. We also had some mistakes we just can't do," McNabb said. "The positive thing is we put enough points on the board to win."
Terrell Owens caught eight passes for 110 yards and a touchdown, which he celebrated with sit-ups in the end zone. Brian Westbrook ran for 115 yards and caught nine passes for 63 yards.
Philadelphia has won all four games by double-digits -- and this one could have been more lopsided.
The Eagles outgained the Bears 316-90 through three quarters, allowing Chicago onto their side of the field only once. The Eagles roamed Chicago territory like it was their back yard, but only had McNabb's 11-yard toss to Owens in the second quarter to show for it.
Akers had field goals from 40, 42, 42 and 51 yards, but missed from 39 and 45 yards. McNabb was 24 of 38 for 237 yards, but was intercepted in the third quarter, snapping a streak dating from last year of 161 straight passes without an interception.
"We have a lot of room for improvement," Owens said. "We didn't exactly play as well as we'd like on the offensive side of the ball. But we weathered the storm."
Still, it was more than enough to hold off the Bears (1-3).
Though only two weeks have passed, Chicago is a shadow of the team that beat Green Bay at Lambeau Field. Quarterback Rex Grossman (knee) and safety Mike Brown (Achilles' tendon) are out for the season, and cornerbacks Charles Tillman (knee) and Jerry Azumah (neck) won't be back for at least another couple of weeks.
Linebacker Brian Urlacher is also ailing, missing his second straight game with a pulled hamstring.
With Grossman hurt, Chicago put the offense in the hands of journeyman backup Jonathan Quinn, and the rust was clear in his first start in nearly three years. He finished 26 of 43 for 215 yards, but managed only 76 yards passing in the first three quarters.
"I definitely expected to be more accurate," Quinn said. "I missed some passes I shouldn't have early on, you know, a little rusty. I put the defense in a spot."