Philadelphia has lost to the Cardinals again. Last month it was the Phillies who lost to St. Louis, and Sunday, the Eagles lost to the Arizona Cardinals, 21-17.
But the Eagles are still number one. They’re number one in blowing fourth quarter leads. Today’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals brings the grand total to five this season.
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was conspicuously absent. He was inactive after missing a team meeting for which he reportedly overslept. His numbers are down this year but one has to wonder if he would have been the difference in a game that most thought the Eagles would win.
The usually exciting and explosive Michael Vick looked unusually pedestrian, completing only 16 of 34 passes for 128 yards and two interceptions.
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald seemed to be channeling his inner Stretch Armstrong as he continued to catch pass after pass from backup quarterback John Skelton, no matter how uncatchable they looked.
LeSean McCoy had a respectable 81 rushing yards, and rushed for one touchdown. McCoy has scored a touchdown nine games in row, surpassing a record set by legendary Eagle Steve Van Buren, who was part of two of the last three NFL Championships for the Eagles in 1948 and 1949.
Sunday’s game against the Cardinals marked the return of former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, who was sidelined with turf toe, as well as former Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley.
Next week the Eagles take on first place NFC east rivals, the New York Giants at Met-Life Stadium in New Jersey.