Cardinals QB Josh McCown looks poised as he gets set to deliver pass
against the Eagles during the third quarter. The former Bears QB had
a pretty good game against Philadelphia, throwing for almost 300 yards.
With his 100.1 QB Rating, he also completed 27 of 38 passes with 2 TD's.
His favorite target was Anquan Boldin, who caught passes for 81 yards
and 1 touchdown.
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Stats Of The Week
Mike McMahon became the first Eagle quarterback in 13 years to rush for two touchdowns
in the same game, the first since Randall Cunningham did it against the Vikings in 1992.
Coincidentally, both opponents were coached by Dennis Green. The Eagles' defense allowed
two more touchdown passes Saturday in Arizona and has now given up 23 this season, the
most they've allowed in 15 years. With the two Cardinal wideouts, Fitzgerald catching
5 passes for 93 yards and Boldin with 9 catches for 81 yards, they both will finish the
season with over 1,300 yards for the season. hey are now the sixth duo in NFL history
to pass 1,300 yards in receiving yards in the same year. Lastly, the Arizona Cardinals
finished their stay at Sun Devil Stadium with a record of 61-82.
With The 27-21 Loss In Arizona, The, |
Eagles Guaranteed A Losing Record.
Another game. Another game down in the desert. The last NFL game ever at Sun Devil
Stadium. Another loss. Another ugly loss, really! Another embarrassment and now the
Philadelphia Eagles guaranteed themselves of their first losing record since 1999.
It has been a nice run: 11-5, 11-5, 12-4, 12-4 and 13-3 (last season) in five
consecutive seasons since they finished 5-11 in Andy Reidís first season as head
coach of the Eagles. This was a sorry game to watch on the old television. Thank
goodness for me as I am now headed south for Christmas down in Florida. Iím also
glad I did not spend a couple of thousand dollars on this sad game as hundredís of
other Eagles fans who made the trip to Tempe. The competitive part of this game
ended effectively early in the fourth quarter. That was when Cards QB Josh McCown
hit Anquan Boldin for a 20-yard TD reception. The touchdown extended the Cardinals
lead to 27-7. This is one game the Eagles should of won, as they are a much better
team, even with all the injuries.
E-A-G-L-E-S .... EAGLES
Just looking over the gameís final stats, youíd have to wonder how the Cardinals
won this game so easily. Stats donít lie! First downs: Cards won 19-11. McCown
out-passed both Eagles QBís, 285-146. That is almost double. Total yards; Cards
win here too, 360 to 189. Lastly, time of possession: Arizona controlled the clock
for almost 39 minutes compared to the Eagles, who held the ball for a measly 21
minutes. Eagles QB Mike McMahon gift-wrapped one pass to Karlos Dansby, who
intercepted a pass deep in Eagles territory and easily returned the ball 11
yards for the Cards first TD of the game. At the time, that made the score 13-0
in favor of Arizona with 10:28 still left in the first half. But Philadelphia
struck back on an 8-play 66-yard TD drive, which took only 3:50. The drive was
capped by a nice 1-yard run by the quarterback himself. The 13-7 score held
through most of the third quarter.
In the second half, Arizona dominated the Eagles. McCown drove the Cards on 2
long sustained TD drives to put the game out of reach. Just over halfway through
the third quarter, Arizona drove 76 yards on just 7 plays to extend their lead
to 20-7. A 25-yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald capped the drive. Then early in the
fourth quarter, McCown drove the final stake in the Eagles heart with a 97-yard
13-play drive, which ate up 7:37 off the clock. Though the Eagles still had 11 Ĺ
minutes left, youíd just know with the score 27-7, the game was over. McMahon was
pathetic again and late in the game, Koy Detmer even came in after McMahon got
hurt after he scored his second 1-yard TD drive to cut the lead to 27-14. But
it was a little too late for the Eagles. Next week, the Eagles host the Redskins
to end this misery of a season. And Washington must win to make the playoffs.
The Eagles will probably lose this one anyway.