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Stewart's 5 TDs spark Jaguars

It started with the passing of Mark Brunell, a blocked punt, an interception and a fumble recovery. It always ended with James Stewart in the end zone.

Stewart ran out of the shadow of Natrone Means and into the company of Jim Brown, rushing for five touchdowns Sunday as the Jacksonville Jaguars pounded Philadelphia in a 38-21 victory."James certainly answered the call," coach Tom Coughlin said.

Heading into the first three-game road stretch in team history, the Jaguars (5-1) finally showed they are capable of dominating a game with the biggest offensive line in the league.

And Stewart, the scapegoat for everything that went wrong in Jacksonville's expansion season, showed he was well worth a first-round draft pick two years ago.

Taking over when Means sprained his ankle on the first drive of the game, Stewart became only the fourth player in NFL history to rush for five touchdowns in a game.

He scored on runs of 7, 8 and 2 yards in the first quarter as the Jaguars took a 21-0 lead, then added two 1-yard scores in the second half.

Stewart is the first player to rush for five TDs since Buffalo's Cookie Gilchrist on Dec. 8, 1963, against the New York Jets when the teams were in the AFL. The NFL recognizes those records.

Ernie Nevers and Jim Brown are the only other players who have at least five rushing touchdowns in a game. Nevers holds the record with six.

"My dad is from Cleveland so I grew up hearing about Jim Brown," said Stewart, who ran 15 times for 102 yards, only the second 100-yard game of his pro career. "I can't be mentioned with those guys. They're all great running backs. My career is young."