First quarter: Eagles-Rams

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How they scored

Eagles 14, Rams 0 -- Donovan McNabb connected with L.J. Smith for a 5-yard touchdown with 1:53 left in the first quarter. The Eagles went 82 yards on 11 plays in 5:28. Two possessions, two touchdowns for the offense.

Eagles 7, Rams 0 --
Donovan McNabb found Brian Westbrook from 1 yard out on a shovel pass to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead with 12:17 left. The big play on the Eagles' opening scoring drive was a 47-yard pass to rookie wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

First quarter observations

15:00 -- Welcome to the Eagles-Rams game blog. I'll be providing scoring updates and observations throughout the game. Please chime in with your thoughts if you're watching the game at home. Our announcers on FOX are Kenny Albert and Moose Johnston. Tony Siragusa is also here to provide his compelling sideline reports. He's talking about being in game shape and wearing big sunglasses.

As was reported earlier on, Reggie Brown is out. Your starting receivers will be DeSean Jackson and Hank Baskett.

15:00 -- The first boos of the regular season. The Rams' kickoff went into the end zone, but apparently fans thought it was first out of bounds. Eagles start at their own 20.

14:51 -- Donovan McNabb finds DeSean Jackson 47 yards down the field for a big play. I'm sitting alone in my living room, but yes, I just did a mini fist-pump. Torry Holt was on the field and an official ran into him on the play, so tack on another 15 yards on the penalty.

13:00 -- The Eagles' first run of the game is a powerful one by Correll Buckhalter that gets the offense down to the 1-yard line.

12:17 -- McNabb hits Westbrook for a 1-yard touchdown on a shovel pass. It looked like McNabb may have changed the play at the line of scrimmage. He definitely changed the formation. Great start for the Birds.

10:53 -- The Rams' offense takes over. Near-interception for Asante Samuel. Who says this three-cornerback system can't work? Looks good so far. OK, so it's only been like three plays, but still...

10:47 -- Big 18-yard gain for the Rams. Marc Bulger hits tight end Randy McMichael over the middle.

9:17 -- Rams wide receiver Drew Bennett makes a catch but appears to be injured. "You can tell this is not a one-week injury," says Moose Johnson. He might be right, but isn't that a little presumptuous? Maybe we'll start calling him Dr. Moose from now on.

8:58 -- Darren Howard and Mike Patterson combine for the Eagles' first sack of the season, and the Rams are forced to punt.

4:08 -- McNabb hits Jason Avant for a big 31-yard gain on third down. That's two first-down conversions for Avant on this drive. It looked like the play clock may have expired before the Eagles snapped the ball, but hey, I'm not complaining.

2:36 -- Westbrook's best run of the day goes for 18 yards.

1:53 -- McNabb hits L.J. Smith for a 5-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone. The Eagles' offense is running on all cylinders. 14-0. The drive went 82 yards on 11 plays.

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