Arizona Cardinals Allow Eagles To Take 17-14 Lead


The Arizona Cardinals completed their longest offensive play of the season in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles

The Arizona Cardinals didn’t wait long to put more points the board in the game as they started the third quarter off with an 80-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald.  It was Fitz’s second touchdown of the season.

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The reception by Fitz also put him over 100 yards receiving for the day, the first time he’s reached that mark in 2014.  He has six receptions for 155yards so far.  His career-high in receiving yardage is 172, so he’s not far off from that.  The Cards did little else on offense the remainder of the quarter.  The Cards are not handling the Eagles rush very well, although Palmer has been able to escape several sure sacks.

The Eagles did manage a 54-yard field goal from rookie kicker Cody Parkey early in the quarter but quarterback Nick Foles found receiver Jeremy Maclin for a 54-yard touchdown, beating cornerback Jerraud Powers on a perfectly placed pass.

The Cards are still without cornerback Patrick Peterson, who left the game in the second quarter with a possible concussion.  He’s not reappeared on the field since then.  Then in the third quarter they lost running back Stepfan Taylor to a calf injury.  His return is doubtful.

The Eagles recovered an Andre Ellington fumble with 36 seconds left in the third.