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Eagles retire Donovan McNabb's No. 5 jersey in halftime ceremony

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Donovan McNabb was honored by Philadelphia on Thursday. (USATSI)
Donovan McNabb was honored by Philadelphia on Thursday. (USATSI)

Yes, the Eagles fans gave Andy Reid a standing ovation before he, his quarterback and his Chiefs defense ultimately slapped down Philadelphia on Thursday, and those fans were equally as excited when the organization retired Donovan McNabb's No. 5 jersey during a halftime ceremony.

The fans chanted his name as fireworks went off and as a banner revealed his name and number.

Though there were plenty of lows to go with all of the highs of McNabb's tenure in Philadelphia -- he holds the team records for passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdowns, but he never led his team to a Super Bowl title -- the crowd showed him how much he had been loved in the city.

And McNabb reciprocated.

“I stand here to let you know I truly love and respect everything you've given me for 10 years,” he told the crowd. "I stand here, and from the bottom of my heart, to let you know I truly appreciate everything you've done for me. Words cannot stand how much I truly love you.”

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