Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals Playing Against Themselves In First Quarter

Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After one quarter of play the Cardinals are winning the game, which is a little sarcasm because they are not actually winning the game but they are indeed beating themselves with the early turnovers and one big drop pass by Rob Housler on third down and four.

Eagles lead 7-0 and have not done much on offense, Cardinals doing a good job holding McCoy down in the run game so far he only has 14 yards on 5 carries. Meanwhile the Cardinals offense moving the ball down the field but cant quit the mistakes. Cardinals have one sack fumble to set up Philly’s touchdown and a Carson Palmer under thrown pass to Floyd deep was intercepted.

The offense needs to settle down and punch the ball in the end zone because they have the Eagles where they need them with Rashard Mendenhall running the ball very well again for the second straight week.

This running will be the key today and the second half defense should do what they have done all year be a shut down defense.

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