CHARLOTTE -- Third quarter observations from the Eagles-Panthers game:
-- Donovan McNabb blows. I can't believe he threw that interception to Jon Beason. Just kidding. Don did short arm a pass to Kevin Curtis, but at this point it will merely be a footnote in a game that will go down as an unqualified success for the Eagles.
-- Julius Peppers, who? Trent Cole is the best defensive end on the field today. He stopped DeAngelo Williams for a short gain and has been a force. And two plays later he got in Jake Delhomme's face, forcing the quarterback to throw another interception. This time Akeem Jordan picked off Delhomme.
-- McNabb takes one for the team and muscles his way for a 3-yard TD run. Eagles, 38-10. The Eagles quarterback, though, fell ackwardly and a Panthers player landed on his back. McNabb laid on the grass on his back for a while. The training staff and coach Andy Reid came out to check on No. 5. He finally rose and walked off the field without assistance, but it looked like he hurt his lower back. McNabb sat on the sideline bench, was looked at for a while and then walked off the field and into the locker room. He was reported to have a rib injury. His return was doubtful.