Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Live Stats, Highlights and Analysis

Shaun Church@@NFLChurchContributor IDecember 1, 2013

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Final Score

Eagles 24, Cardinals 21

The Arizona Cardinals turned the ball over three times en route to having their four-game winning streak snapped by the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Carson Palmer was responsible for all three turnovers, fumbling on the first drive of the game and throwing two costly interceptions.

The talk after the game will be mainly on the officiating, however, as some questionable calls were made—and not made—that appeared to cost Arizona a shot at making a comeback.

One such play was a defensive holding call on rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu that negated a Patrick Peterson interception with just over four minutes left in regulation. Philadelphia was able to run two extra minutes off the clock before giving the ball over to the Cardinals.

Palmer and the offense didn't do anything with the next possession anyway, though, so that's all that really matters. If they drive down and score, the referees have no chance to blow the game.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was simply outstanding on Sunday. He completed 21 of 34 passes (61.8 percent) for 237 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 112.0 passer rating. He hit only six receivers on the afternoon, but Arizona's turnovers provided him with enough short fields to do enough to win.

The pass protection was not good for either team, as both Foles and Palmer were sacked five times, but the Eagles overcame it while the Cardinals did not.


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