Cardinals Having Trouble With Eagles Offensive Speed In First Half
Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
One half is in the books and the Cardinals have an up hill battle in the second half, and will have to bring a better effort on defense as the defensive line is not getting much pressure on the hot Nick Foles, whom has picked up where he left off the last seven starts, completing 15 of 20 passes for 175 yards against a defense that has been known for getting pressure.
He is having a lot of time to stand in the pocket a throw the ball, which is not a good recipe for the Cards chances, with the speed of the Eagles offense the Cardinals defense spending a lot of time on the field.
The half time score is 17-7 and the Eagles get the ball to start the second half and the Cardinals defense needs to catch its collective breathe and mount up enough energy to make a come from behind win.
This team has not had to be in this situation to many times, especially 10 points or more, so it will be a task but if the receivers can catch the ball and keep Mendenhall running effective as he has they may be able to pull it off.
Turnovers and drop passes is a recipe for disaster and a loss, which will give the playoff contention a little set back and make the road a lot more difficult.