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Article updated: 10/13/2013 3:30 PM

Foles throws 3 TDs to lead Eagles past Bucs

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper pulls in a 47-yard touchdown reception in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks during the third quarter Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper pulls in a 47-yard touchdown reception in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks during the third quarter Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

 

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By Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 31-20 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Foles finished a long first-quarter scoring drive with a 4-run and threw TD passes of 12 and 36 yards to DeSean Jackson.

With the injured Michael Vick active but not playing, Foles made his seventh career start and beat the Bucs (0-5) for the second time. He was 1-5 as a rookie a year ago, with that victory also coming at Tampa Bay.

But unlike last December, he didn't have to throw a last-second TD pass for the win. He gave the Eagles (3-3) the lead for good with a 47-yard scoring pass to Riley Cooper in the third quarter, then gave his team breathing room with his second TD pass to Jackson.

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