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Dec 27, 2009 9:47 PM

David Akers' field goal leads Eagles past Denver

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - No matter how hard he tried, Brian Dawkins couldn't will the Denver Broncos to victory in his emotional return to Philadelphia.

David Akers kicked a 28-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining, lifting the Eagles to a 30-27 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.

Kyle Orton rallied the Broncos from a 27-10 deficit in the third quarter, but Donovan McNabb led the Eagles on a winning drive in the final minutes.

Rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin set up Akers' kick with an outstanding, 27-yard catch along the sideline to the Broncos 13. The catch initially was ruled incomplete, but it was overturned
after replays showed Maclin kept both feet inbound while making a diving reception.

Three plays later, Akers nailed a gimme.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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