Arizona 21, Philadelphia 17

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 13, 2011
Location - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temperature - 60°
Head Official - Walt Anderson
Attendance - 69144

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 0 7 0 14 21
Philadelphia 0 14 0 3 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2
Philadelphia 0-0 0-0 0-0 L2


John Skelton threw a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, including a 5-yarder to Early Doucet with 1:53 remaining, as the Arizona Cardinals rallied for their first road win of the season by beating the Philadelphia Eagles 21-17 on Sunday.

Larry Fitzgerald, who made seven catches for 146 yards and two scores, set up the winning TD with a tremendous 37-yard reception on third-and-10 that put the ball on the Eagles 1.

Three plays later, Skelton connected with Doucet as Philadelphia blew a fourth-quarter lead for the fifth time this season.

Philadelphia (3-6), which fell to 1-4 at home, has been outscored by a league-high 47 points in the fourth quarter this season.

Skelton was 21 of 40 for 315 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions for Arizona (3-6), which has won two in a row after six straight losses.

Michael Vick completed 16 of 34 passes for just 128 yards but was without star receiver DeSean Jackson, who was inactive reportedly for missing a team meeting on Saturday. Jeremy Maclin also missed the majority of the game with shoulder and hamstring injuries, catching just two passes for six yards.

Fitzgerald plucked a tipped ball out of the air at the Eagles 4 and trotted into the end zone for a 7-yard score with 9:18 to go in the fourth, tying the contest at 14. But Nnamdi Asomugha picked off a pass by Skelton at the Arizona 30 on the Cardinals' next drive, setting up a 36-yard field goal by Alex Henery for a 17-14 advantage.

After Arizona kicker Jay Feely missed a pair of field-goal attempts in a scoreless first quarter, Asante Samuel picked off a Skelton pass and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown with 9:35 remaining in the second for a 7-0 lead.

The Cardinals forged a tie on a 10-yard scoring strike over the middle from Skelton to Fitzgerald, but LeSean McCoy put Philadelphia back in front with a 1-yard TD run with 17 seconds left before the half.

McCoy has scored a touchdown in a franchise-record nine straight games, eclipsing the old mark set in 1947 by Steve Van Buren.

Top Game Performances

Arizona   Philadelphia
Beanie Wells Player LeSean McCoy
23 Attempts 14
62 Yards 81
2.7 Avg Yards 5.8
0 Touchdowns 1
12 Long 29
Arizona   Philadelphia
Larry Fitzgerald Player Brent Celek
7 Receptions 4
146 Yards 53
20.9 Avg Yards 13.2
2 Touchdowns 0
42 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Arizona 370 88 282 3 0 2 2.0 0
Philadelphia 289 166 123 2 1 2 4.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Giants. The Eagles have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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