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Week 1 vs. CAR
Passing: 7 - 11, 23 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 3 / 4 / 0
Kolb entered the game after Donovan McNabb was injured in the third quarter. The game was mostly well in hand as the Eagles had a 28 point lead, but Philadelphia still wanted to get him in the mix and move the offense. Kolb threw 11 times in relief of McNabb, but only amassed 23 yards passing despite seven completions. He did not look downfield much at all, settling for short targets to TE Brent Celek or RB LeSean McCoy on several of his attempts. Only once did he look beyond 20 yards (to WR DeSean Jackson) but it was well off target. Should Kolb have to go in as a spot starter for Week 2 it could be a challenge for the Eagles to look for deeper throws, but if Andy Reid continues to use a West Coast Offense style of offense then Kolb only needs to be accurate and hit his receivers in stride for yards after the catch. Kolb looked to be serviceable as a backup and spot starter but not one many fantasy owners would enjoy going to for a big statistical game.
Week 2 vs. NO
Passing: 31 - 51, 391 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT
Kolb did all he could to keep the Eagles in the game in Week 2 against a powerful Saints offense. Few would have believed that Kolb would have 391 yards passing and two touchdowns in his first NFL start, but the young QB looked very good against the Saints. He started strong by hitting DeSean Jackson deep for a 71 yard touchdown on the first offensive possession for Philadelphia, and then he kept the chains moving all day. Kolb relied heavily on his good friend TE Brent Celek, who led the Eagles in receptions, targets and yardage. Kolb threw an amazing 51 times and with a tipped pass and his final desperation throw both going for interceptions, his three picks thrown were forgivable. Kolb likely will start next week against Kansas City as the Eagles get Week 4 off for their bye, affording Donovan McNabb extra rest.
Week 3 vs. KC
Passing: 24 - 34, 327 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 1 / 1 / 1
Kevin Kolb became the first NFL quarterback ever to top 300 yards passing in his first two NFL starts. Kolb looked poised in the pocket, unaffected by the absence of both Kevin Curtis and Brian Westbrook in the backfield. Kolb went to work by connecting several times with DeSean Jackson, including a strike over the middle to him in stride so that he could make his quick moves and elude the defense for a 64-yard touchdown. Kolb heads back to the bench after the Week 4 bye but if McNabb goes down again the Eagles should have high confidence of his ability to step in and lead the offense.
Week 5 vs. TB
Kevin Kolb returned to the bench in Week 5 after Donovan McNabb returned to health after the bye week. Still a capable starter and with a nice upside for the future, Kolb is a valuable QB but only as a handcuff to McNabb in very deep QB leagues.
Week 13 vs. ATL
Kevin Kolb came in late in the game to run out the clock and secure the one-sided victory for the Eagles. He did not attempt a pass.