Only pepper spray slows Eagles in MNF romp

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- An impressive offense was on display for Steve Spurrier's first Monday night game -- and it belonged to the other team.

Donovan McNabb threw two touchdown passes, ran for another and threw for 292 yards as the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Washington Redskins 37-7.

The game was stopped briefly in the fourth quarter when police used pepper spray to break up a fight in the stands. The Eagles players scattered from their bench onto the field. They and fans in the stands on that side of the stadium were holding their noses with concerned looks on their faces in a time when people are so worried about security.

After a brief conference between referee Bob McElwee and a uniformed officer, play resumed after a delay of about five minutes.

"Whenever you see your teammates coming out on the field and pretty much grabbing their throats or covering their nose, it's a pretty tough situation," McNabb said. "I've never been a part of anything like that. It's a first for me, it's probably a first for Monday night. Hopefully, it doesn't happen again."

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