Eagles Clip Cardinals Wings, 19-10

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    Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Eagles welcomed the Arizona Cardinals and their star QB Garret McCadden to the Linc with hopes of bouncing back from a tough loss to the Colts. The teams offense has struggled despite having many of the same faces from their prolific offense from a year ago. Bram Greenlea has looked anything but confident as he headed into the game with only 1 TD pass and a whopping 10 interceptions in 3 games. The bright spot for the Eagles this season has been their defense and in particular, their pass defense. After spending many games in shootouts, the coaches decided that emphasis to a good bend but dont break defense would be the way to go. Its only 1/4 of the way through the season but its easy to say the defense is ready to roll. It was no different in the game against the Cardinals. The Cards came into the game averaging close to 28 points a game. However, it wasnt to be in this one. The Eagles defense completely shutdown the passing attack of the Cardinals holding them for less than 90 yards through the air in winning 19-10.


    The first half was all Eagles. Bram Greenlea was surgeon like with the passing attack early and helped convert a few 3rd down attempts through the air. The Eagles would get on the board first on a short field goal after a drive would stall. The Cardinals would try and get things going on offense early but Marshawn Lynch would have trouble navigating the swarming defense of the Eagles. On third down, McCadden would look towards Nahjee Mann but Free Agent pick up Derek Cox would break up the pass narrowly missing the interception. The Eagles would get the ball back after the punt and would continue to pound away at the Cardinals defense on the ground with McCoy. They would continue to methodically move the ball down field. On a 1st down play, Bram Greenlea would hit Jarius Wright for a touchdown to extend the lead to 10.

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    Less than two plays after the touchdown, Darrel Revis would pick off a pass to give the Eagles great field position. Unfortuantely, at this time, it was the Cardinals defense that would step up forcing the Eagles to settle for a field goal and 13-0 lead. The Eagles defense would force another turnover on the next possession. This time Derek Cox would pick off a pass in short zone. The Eagles sensing the Cards were pressing, went to a conservative game plan, content with running the ball. Once again the drive would stall and the Eagles would settle for another field goal and 16-0 lead. The Eagles had a chance to put the game away late in the half. Using the two minute drill, the Eagles would move all the way down to the 6 yard line. With only 10 seconds left, the Greenlea lofted a pass on a fade route to Jarius Wright but CB Sergio Santana would make a spectacular leaping interception while keeping his feet in bounds to thwart the drive.

    The second half saw the Cardinals offense begin to show signs of life. Marshawn Lynch got extensive touches and the Cards offense moveed the ball downfield. A 15 yard facemask penalty put the Cards in Eagles territory for the first time all game. From there, McCadden was able to find his stud WR Mann in the endzone to cut the lead to 16-7. The next possession saw the Eagles continue to run the ball inside against the tough Cardinals defense. After a couple of first downs, the Eagles would be stopped on third down and forced to punt.

    Coach Miki continue to press ahead and was left with a big decision. 4th and inches at the 49 yard line. The Cardinals called on Beast Mode to make the play and he was able to inch pass the first down marker to continue the drive. The Eagles would finally stiffen up their defense enough to force a field goal and keep their lead at 16-10. The Eagles would get the ball with just over 4 minutes remaining hoping for a chance to extend the lead. Luckily for the Eagles, the persistence to the ground attack paid dividends as Shady McCoy was able to slip passed a few defenders for a 40 yard run. The run would put the Eagles in easy field goal position. The Cards would be able to stop the Eagles from scoring a touchdown but the lead would be pushed to two possessions 19-10.

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    The Cards would immediately go to work. Needing two scores, The Cards went for broke early. In a play that defies explanation (seriously, not sure what exactly happened) but McCadden took a shot deep downfield to Mann and appeared to make a spectacular catch. However, the ball was either stripped or lateralled up in the air where CB Darrell Revis would take possession of the ball and head back upfield. No stats were recorded on the play that we can tell. It appears Revis was credited with a fumble recovery but the play is still under QSF review for final determination. At any rate, the Eagles effectively ended the game with the turnover.

    With the win, the Eagles move to 2-2 as they head to Dallas in an important interdivision clash. The Cards fall to 1-3 and take on St. Loius next week.
     
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    Great game bro, ur defense came to play on this one for sure.... Gl the rest of the way...
     
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