Eagles 34, Browns 31
As he left Browns Stadium, Terrell Owens pulled a Sharpie out of his pocket and signed autographs for any fan who wanted one.
Owens was in a playful mood. The Philadelphia Eagles were still undefeated.
David Akers kicked a 50-yard field goal in overtime, and Donovan McNabb matched a career high with four touchdown passes -- two to Owens -- as the Eagles stayed unbeaten with a 34-31 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Akers's kick barely wobbled over the crossbar 9 minutes 58 seconds into overtime as the Eagles (6-0) continued their best start since 1981.
"We had our good points. We made some mistakes. But we're 6-0 and I like it," McNabb said.
The Eagles survived their stiffest test by far this season from the Browns (3-4), who made as many big plays as the Eagles and got a favorable call in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
But despite getting 27 first downs and 394 yards of offense, Cleveland couldn't quite pull off the upset.
"There are no moral victories in the NFL," Browns center Jeff Faine said, "but we took these guys to the limit."
McNabb finished 28 of 43 for 376 yards and one interception. But it was his legs that set up Akers's winner, a 28-yard scramble that got the ball to midfield.
"There's one reason I did it," McNabb said. "I was open. I prefer not to run, but I have to take full advantage of every opportunity."
Owens, whose feud with Browns quarterback Garcia -- his former San Francisco teammate -- dominated the pregame hype, had four catches for 109 yards.
Owens scored two touchdowns in the first half and after each the controversial wideout took exception with two signs directed at him that hung over the end zone walls.
"I found them humorous," said Owens, who already has eight touchdown catches this season. "It kind of fueled me. We all thought they were funny."
Owens came out for pregame warmups escorted by security personnel and was the last Eagles player to take the field after introductions. He made a quick impact, catching a 39-yard touchdown pass midway thought the first quarter to give Philadelphia a 14-7 lead.
He celebrated by firing the ball against a bedsheet that said: "T.O. has B.O."
In the second quarter, Owens got behind cornerback Anthony Henry for an easy 40-yard touchdown to make it 21-10. This time, he ripped another sign about him off the wall and was flagged 15 yards for excessive celebration.
"I thought that was nitpicky," said Owens, who was asked what he would have done after a third touchdown. "I had something planned."
Garcia went 21 for 36 with 236 yards and tied it at 31 with 30 seconds to go in regulation on a four-yard run.
That came after a questionable roughing call against Eagles safety Brian Dawkins, who was flagged on a fourth-and-seven play despite making minimal contact with Garcia.
"I got him this much," Dawkins said, holding his thumb and index finger a fraction apart. "I didn't like it."
Garcia hasn't liked much of what has come out of Owens mouth in recent months. In his autobiography and during interviews, Owens has insinuated that Garcia is gay.
Even if the Browns had won, Garcia didn't think Owens would stop belittling him.
"I don't think anything you do is going to shut him up," Garcia said. "I don't need to bring myself down to anyone else's level. As much as there might be different thoughts in my head, I'll keep them to myself."