By Julie Glass
Donovan McNabb & Co. overcame the burden of three straight
losses in the NFC championship game and warmed a frozen city’s
heart, stuffing Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons 27-10 on
Jan. 23, 2005.
The fourth consecutive appearance in the NFC title game proved
to be the charm for the Eagles, even though they didn’t have top
receiver Terrell Owens — reduced to the role of MVC (Most Valuable
Cheerleader) on the sideline.
Owens’ teammates filled in admirably. McNabb worked his passes
around to eight players, led by Brian Westbrook (above) with five catches
for 39 yards. Westbrook also handled the bulk of the running load,
carrying 16 times for 96 yards.