Special teams, defense are carrying Eagles

Originally Published: October 20, 2003

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles are overcoming their inept offense with stellar play on defense and special teams.

In Sunday's 14-10 victory over the New York Giants, the offense continued its futility. But second-year pro Brian Westbrook returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown with 1:16 left and then the defense held on to secure a much-needed win.

"Our defense played well," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "They rose to the occasion when they needed to. Special teams came through ...

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