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Young faces McNabb for first time

Nov 14, 2006 - 11:24 PM Tennessee (2-7) at Philadelphia (5-4) Sunday 1:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Vince Young duels Donovan McNabb for the first time Sunday when the Tennessee Titans visit the Philadelphia Eagles.

The third overall pick in April's draft, Young entered the NFL with a similiar label to McNabb, one of a franchise quarterback for a rebuilding franchise.

McNabb became the player the Eagles hoped he would be. He has made five Pro Bowls, leading the Eagles to four division titles and a Super Bowl appearance.

Young has showed flashes since replacing Kerry Collins, going 2-4 as the starter. He has thrown for 973 yards and five touchdowns with eight interceptions while rushing for 176 yards and three scores.

Last week, the Titans squandered a 19-point lead in a 27-26 loss to Baltimore. Young completed 13-of-25 passes for 211 yards and an interception and added 39 rushing yards and a touchdown.

This is the Titans' third meeting against an NFC East opponent. They suffered a 45-14 loss vs. Dallas and posted a 25-22 victory at Washington.

The Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak last week with a 27-3 victory over Washington. McNabb threw for 222 yards and a touchdown and Brian Westbrook rushed for 113 yards on 22 carries.

Philadelphia is tied with Dallas for second place in the NFC East, one game behind the New York Giants.

After facing the Titans, the Eagles' final six games are against all teams with winning records. They visit unbeaten Indianapolis next Sunday night.

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