PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Donovan McNabb took the snap and dropped into his own end zone. No one was open, so he scrambled to his right, scooted past a defender flying through the air and finally stepped out of bounds with a 19-yard gain.
McNabb came back to complete 20 of 30 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown.
Right away, McNabb made it clear his right ankle was in good shape – and the Philadelphia Eagles were in good hands.
McNabb’s triumphant return from a broken ankle led Philadelphia past Michael Vick’s Atlanta Falcons 20-6 Saturday night, putting the Eagles within a victory of their first Super Bowl in 22 years.
“I always said I could move,” said McNabb. “Everybody else said I couldn’t.”