Sunday, September 24, 2006

McNabb, Eagles Seek Second Win

Eagles oppose 49ers.

The Eagles enter this contest trying to recover after squandering a 17-point fourth-quarter lead in last Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss to the New York Giants.

Donovan McNabb had his second straight strong game as he threw for 350 yards and two touchdowns. He has passed for 664 yards and five TDs with an interception in the first two games.

McNabb enjoyed last season's meeting against the Niners, throwing for 342 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-3 victory.

Congratulations Notre Dame (3-1)

Notre Dame defeats Michigan State 40-37.

Trailing by 17 points at halftime, Notre Dame faced a sobering reality: A season that began with so much promise was about to be derailed by a second straight defeat.

Coming off a blowout loss to Michigan, the Irish looked beaten again -- still down 16 going into the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Michigan State looked unstoppable in front of a fired-up crowd.

"I think that at halftime the guys realized the season was starting to fall away for us," Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said. "Everyone could feel the same thing. After the game we played last week, and now we're down big at halftime ... it was basically 'Hey fellas, what's it gonna be? Are we just going to be a bunch of also-rans or are we going to come out here and give it a chance to win the game?"