Eagles beat 49ers to secure playoff berth

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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up a playoff berth when they turned back the San Francisco 49ers 27-13 in their weather-delayed game on Sunday.

The Eagles' home win, achieved after a three-hour delay stemming from the massive snowstorm that hit the Northeast United States on Saturday, also gave Philadelphia (10-4) a one-game lead over the Dallas Cowboys (9-5) with two remaining in the NFC East championship race.

Donovan McNabb passed for one touchdown and ran for another to help the Eagles win their fifth consecutive game.

Reserve quarterback Michael Vick suffered a thigh bruise in the first quarter and did not return.

Philadelphia followed the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals who also grabbed playoff berths on Sunday.

Arizona (9-5) turned back the Detroit Lions 31-24, then were guaranteed the NFC West crown by the Eagles' defeat of the 49ers (6-8).

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Ian Ransom)