Eagles swamp Rams 31-13

Eagles swamp Rams 31-13

Credit: AP

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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by R.B. FALLSTROM

Associated Press

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 12 at 3:13 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Vick rushed for 98 yards,LeSean McCoy scored twice and DeSean Jackson topped 100 yards receiving as the Philadelphia Eagles began their self-proclaimed Super Bowl drive with a 31-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

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The Eagles had 239 yards rushing and were 8 for 11 on third downs. The defense applied constant pressure and piled up five sacks, two by Justin Babin. Darryl Tapp forced a fumble by Sam Bradford that led to an easy 56-yard touchdown return by Juqua Parker.
  
Steven Jackson ran for a 47-yard score on the Rams' first play, but lasted only one more carry before leaving with a right leg injury for St. Louis. Sam Bradford left for X-rays on a finger of his throwing hand in the fourth quarter.
 

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