Philadelphia 24, Arizona 21

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 1, 2013
Location - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temperature - 46°
Head Official - Tony Corrente
Attendance - 69144

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 0 7 7 7 21
Philadelphia 7 10 7 0 24

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 7-5 5-1 2-4 L1
Philadelphia 7-5 2-4 5-1 W4

Recap


Eagles 24, Cardinals 21: Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes - all to tight ends - as host Philadelphia extended its winning streak to four games and snapped Arizona's four-game run.

Rookie Zach Ertz caught two touchdown passes and Brent Celek had one for the Eagles (7-5), who sacked Carson Palmer five times and held their opponent to 21 points or fewer for the eighth straight game. Foles, while he does not receive the same attention as fellow second-year quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III, finished 21-of-34 for 237 yards and now has 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions on the season.

The Cardinals (7-5) lost despite three touchdown passes by Palmer, who went 24-of-41 for 302 yards but also threw a pair of interceptions and lost a fumble. Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd each caught five passes, including a touchdown, and Rashard Mendenhall (18 carries, 76 yards) essentially matched the output of the NFL's leading rusher, as LeSean McCoy gained 79 yards in 19 carries for Philadelphia.

The Eagles opened the scoring just 2 1/2 minutes into the game as Foles found Ertz for a 6-yard touchdown just four plays after Trent Cole sacked Palmer and stripped the ball, which was recovered by Bennie Logan. After each team scored in the middle of the second quarter - the Cardinals on a 43-yard TD pass to Fitzgerald and the Eagles on a 32-yard field goal by Alex Henery - Foles found a wide-open Celek for a 1-yard touchdown with 15 seconds left in the half.

Foles' 24-yard scoring strike to Ertz made it 24-7 early in the third quarter, but Arizona chipped away behind Palmer's 23-yard TD pass to Floyd and his 3-yard scoring toss to Jim Dray with 4:45 remaining in the contest. Arizona had one more possession, but Palmer had second-, third- and fourth-down passes fall incomplete before Philadelphia ran out the clock.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Fitzgerald has seven touchdown catches in his last four games against the Eagles. ... LBs Cole and Brandon Graham each had two of Philadelphia's five sacks. ... Arizona LB Karlos Dansby had two of his team's five sacks.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Arizona   Philadelphia
Rashard Mendenhall Player LeSean McCoy
18 Attempts 19
76 Yards 79
4.2 Avg Yards 4.2
0 Touchdowns 0
14 Long 19
Receiving
Arizona   Philadelphia
Michael Floyd Player Zach Ertz
5 Receptions 5
99 Yards 68
19.8 Avg Yards 13.6
1 Touchdowns 2
34 Long 24

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Arizona 350 90 260 3 0 0 5.0 0
Philadelphia 307 105 202 3 1 2 5.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Eagles have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.