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Eagles beat Rams 34-28 behind strong effort from defense, special teams

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper, right, and Nick Foles celebrate after Cooper's touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper, right, and Nick Foles celebrate after Cooper's touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole, right, knocks the ball loose from St. Louis Rams' Austin Davis (9) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia recovered the fumble and scored on the play. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole, right, knocks the ball loose from St. Louis Rams' Austin Davis (9) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia recovered the fumble and scored on the play. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper (14) pulls in a touchdown pass against St. Louis Rams' Janoris Jenkins (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper (14) pulls in a touchdown pass against St. Louis Rams' Janoris Jenkins (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)  (The Associated Press)

Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes, the defense and special teams each scored, and the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 34-28 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

The Eagles (4-1) rebounded from a tough loss at San Francisco with a strong all-around performance until the end. Chris Maragos returned a blocked punt for a touchdown, Cedric Thornton recovered a fumble for a score and nearly took another one the distance.

But Austin Davis rallied the Rams (1-3) from a 34-7 deficit with three straight scores, including a 5-yard pass to Brian Quick that cut it to 34-28 with 4:41 left.

The Rams had a chance to win when they got the ball at their 7 with 1:47 left. Davis threw a 43-yard pass to Quick on first down, but Philadelphia's defense finally made a stop.

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