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Maclin Capitalizes On Rams Turnover

The Eagles host the St. Louis Rams in an NFC showdown at Lincoln Financial Field ...

The Eagles extended their lead to 34-7 with 2:15 remaining in the third quarter with a 24-yard touchdown from quarterback Nick Foles to a wide open wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. The touchdown came two plays after linebacker Brandon Graham stripped the ball from Rams running back Zac Stacy and it was recovered and returned 40 yards by the touchdown machine defensive end Cedric Thornton.

The Rams answered with a 14-yard touchdown run by running back Benny Cunningham to cut the deficit to 34-14 at the end of the third quarter.

Maclin, who now has four touchdowns on the season, has reached the end zone in six of his last seven regular season games and four of the team's five contests this season.

The turnover was the second in the third quarter for the Rams. Thornton recovered an Austin Davis fumble forced by linebacker Trent Cole in the end zone for a touchdown.

The Eagles' defense and special teams have accounted for three touchdowns (Chris Maragos returned a blocked punt in the first quarter) for the second straight game.

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