Eagles fend off late Rams’ comeback attempt

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Eagles’ offense was once again
contained to pedestrian levels, but touchdowns on defense and special teams
helped Philadelphia hold off the St. Louis Rams, 34-28, in Week 5 action.

The Eagles (4-1) relied on a defense that forced three turnovers and a special
teams unit that scored on a blocked punt for the second straight week.

Defensive end Cedric Thornton recovered two fumbles, picking up one in the end
zone and returning another 40 yards to set up a Jeremy Maclin touchdown catch.

Nick Foles threw a pair of touchdown passes but finished with just 207 yards
with an interception and a lost fumble for Philadelphia, which was outgained
466-352 one week after being held without an offensive touchdown in a loss to
the 49ers.

The Rams (1-3) scored the final 21 points and moved the ball just past
midfield in the final minute, but two dropped passes and an incompletion on
fourth down spoiled a chance at a miraculous comeback.

Austin Davis came on strong late and passed for 375 yards and three
touchdowns, two going to Brian Quick.