PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a catch and runs to the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 21-17. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Eagles Vs. Cardinals: Arizona Knocks Off Philadelphia, 27-6

Can the Cards shock even more people by starting 3-0?

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Arizona Cardinals Ken Whisenhunt Press Conference: Kolb Still At QB

Kevin Kolb remains the Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback, and coach Ken Whisenhunt said former starter John Skelton is moving closer to being ready. Asked what he thinks will happen once Skelton is ready, Whisenhunt said nothing beyond the following:

So the coach won't say how he thinks the seemingly endless quarterback saga will play out between Kolb and Skelton, but the facts are these: The Cardinals are 3-0, their defense is imposing, Kolb is managing the games well and Skelton isn't needed to revive a stagnant offense right now.

Other news from Monday out at Cards headquarters, via Darren Urban of

Nothing new on the status of running back Beanie Wells (toe injury) or defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (hamstring). Whisenhunt did say he hopes that tight end Todd Heap (knee) and safety Adrian Wilson (groin) can play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

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Arizona Cardinals Injury Report: Statuses Of Beanie Wells, Darnell Dockett Still Up In The Air

The Arizona Cardinals may have won in convincing fashion Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles but they did lose two key contributors to injuries along the way with running back Beanie Wells and defensive end Darnell Dockett both leaving the game.

Wells was forced from the game in the second half after being hampered by a toe injury. He was running ineffectively before that with 18 yards on eight carries and Wells informed the media after the game that he could have turf toe, according to Darren Urban. Wells is expected to be evaluated Monday which means more news should be coming out later in the day.

As for Dockett, the disruptive pass rusher exited the contest in the fourth quarter with what is being called a right hamstring injury. If Dockett is unable to go next week against the Miami Dolphins, it would be a huge blow to Cardinals' front seven considering he played in 70% of the defensive plays Sunday. Kent Somers reported that there's a possibility Dockett's status will be updated Monday as well.

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Eagles Vs. Cardinals 2012: Undefeated And Overlooked In Arizona

The Arizona Cardinals are 3-0 for the first time since 1974, which makes them 3-0 for the first time since coming to Arizona. Now that's worth celebrating, at least for another week, in the desert.

Consider this, too: The Cardinals are in a good position to go to 4-0 and 5-0 with the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams coming up next. They've already beaten three solid teams. Here's an interesting number from Jess Root from Revenge of the Birds:

Seventy-five percent of teams that start off 3-0 make the playoffs. It is way too early to talk about that, but with two of the team's expected toughest games already out of the way and with wins in both, you have to like the chances this team has.

The Cardinals were just dominating over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. They flew to the ball on defense like a pack of wolves. And they're playing with a chip on their shoulder on defense. See these player reactions:

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3-0 Arizona Cardinals 'Still Not A Good Team'

With their 27-6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals improved to 3-0. It is the first time since 1974 that they started the season with three wins. However, don't think that head coach Ken Whisenhunt thinks it is that great yet.

After the game, he said to the media that he was very happy with the team, but that "3-0 doesn't mean anything to me other than we've got another game this week."

No one in the league could say that they had imagined any scenario in which the Cardinals start the season 3-0. They are just now beginning to give the defense some credit. But has the team become a good team?

"We're not a good team yet," said Whsienhunt after the game. "We're only a good team is we continue doing what we're doing."

That, of course, is the message that every football team gets from their coach. The difference is that this team really buys into it.

After allowing the previously number one ranked offense (averaging 471 yards per game in the first two weeks) to just a pair of field goals and 308 yards of total offense, the defense will get a little more attention. The pass rush has been consistent and from a lot of players. After sacking Tom Brady five times a week ago, they got Michael Vick another five times. Daryl Washington picked up a pair of sacks, and Quentin Groves, Kerry Rhodes and O'Brien Schofield picked up the other three.

But don't tell the players that they might start getting some respect. They don't believe it.

"No one respects our defense," said Schofield. "No one respects our team, and that's okay. You have to earn respect."

After three games, the Cardinals are allowing only just over 13 points a game. They have allowed only two touchdowns. On Sunday, the highly touted San Francisco 49ers defense gave up three alone to the Minnesota Vikings. When teams get in scoring range, the defense is stout. They simply make plays when it counts.

A perfect example of that is the play at the end of the half, when James Sanders scored on the 93-yard fumble return.

Said Kerry Rhodes, who made the hit on Michael Vick to force the fumble:

"It's all about playing to the whistle. They got a good pass across the middle, and I was able to hit him and stop him from getting into the end zone. Once we stopped them from getting in, we just played good ball. Coach (Ray Horton) called a great play, and I just came free and was able to get the ball out. It was a good call by coach, and everybody else played well and gave us a chance to get off the field."

That play reminded Ken Whisenhunt of a similar play that came as time expired at the end of a half. He did not name it, but everyone knew he was referring to the James Harrison 99-yard interception return to end the first half of the Super bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The team has now won 10 of its last 12 games in the regular season. It is the best record of any team in the NFL. most of those have come down to the wire. but that was not the case on Sunday. Some would say that it was nice to get an "easy" win.

Ken Whisenhunt said he doesn't care how tough the games are. "If we have to win it close, if we have to win it ugly, i don't care," he told the media. "A win is a win."

Larry Fitzgerald joked that his teammates didn't have their heart racing like at the end of other games. "we like to get down to the overtime," he joked. "We like those gut-wrenching games." However, he said after that what we all expect. "You take a win any way that you can get it.

The Cardinals have three of them now and a decent chance at going 4-0 or even 5-0 as they host the Miami Dolphins in a week and then the St. Louis Rams the Thursday after that.

75 percent of teams that start off 3-0 make the playoffs. It is way too early to talk about that, but with two of the team's expected toughest games already out of the way and with wins in both, you have to like the chances this team has.

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NFL Inactive List, Eagles Vs. Cardinals: Adrian Wilson Will Sit Against Philadelphia

The Arizona Cardinals will have to go for a 3-0 record without Adrian Wilson. The Pro Bowl safety, who was listed as questionable all week, will miss the game with ankle and groin issues. He was initially placed on the injured list for his ankle early in the week, but he also injured his groin during the week and that made it nearly impossible for him to play Sunday.

Joining Wilson on the inactive list is quarterback John Skelton, whose ankle will keep him out again. That means Kevin Kolb will start for the Cardinals.

The Eagles have their share of injuries too, with Jeremy Maclin leading the way. Michael Vick will miss having him as an option today, but he may miss King Dunlap more. The left tackle is out. Demetrius Bell will replace him.

Eagles inactives: Trent Edwards, Riley Cooper, Jeremy Maclin, Dion Lewis, King Dunlap, Nate Menkin and Vinny Curry.

Cardinals inactives: Adrian Wilson, Todd Heap, John Skelton, LaRon Byrd, William Powell, Senio Kelemete, Pat McQuistan.

Head over to Revenge of the Birds for everything on the Cardinals. If you want Eagles coverage, Bleeding Green Nation has it all.


5 Key Matchups To Watch For In Cardinals Vs Eagles

If the Cardinals want to beat Philly, they need to win these key matchups in the game.


Cardinals Vs. Eagles Game Preview: Team Connections Are Kevin Kolb, DRC...And Larry Fitzgerald?

In what will be the battle of the birds, the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles face off at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday. Both teams are 2-0 with very big wins last week. The Cardinals knocked off the New England Patriots and the Eagles knocked off the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams have won their games going down to the wire. Philly has won two one-point games. Arizona has won their two games by a combined six points.

The last two times the two teams have played, Philly has lost. They met last season in Philly and John Skelton threw for 315 yards and two scores, leading the Cardinals to a 21-17 win. The time before that? It was in University of Phoenix Stadium for the 2008 NFC Championship Game. The Cardinals won, 32-25 to clinch a Super Bowl appearance.

Now the teams Battle one another with connections we all know, plus another that it news.

The trade story is what we know. The Cardinals traded cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round draft pick to the Eagles for Kevin Kolb. Kolb was injured last season, so he did not play against Philly. This time he is expected to play, filling in for the injured Skelton.

DRC, now that Asante Samuel left town, starts across from Nnamdi Asomugha.

A new connection is a story that came out on -- Larry Fitzgerald, before the Cardinals' Super Bowl season, was very close to being traded to the Eagles.

The report says:

Fitzgerald, the six-time Pro Bowl wideout of the Arizona Cardinals, told on Friday that the Eagles tried to acquire him in 2008 and offered the Cards a first-and third-round pick to get the deal done.

It corresponded to the time before Fitzgerald signed his four year, $40 million extension that led to the deal he currently has. Things would be very different for both teams and would have that season.

As for the game on Sunday, on paper the Eagles are the dominant team. At and average of 471 yards of offense per game, they move the ball almost twice as well as Arizona. Defensively, both are similar. Arizona is allowing just 17 points a game. Philly allows 19.5.

Michael Vick, though, has thrown six interceptions in two games for the Eagles. Kolb has not thrown any interceptions yet.

Who will be the victor? We don' know. But if Weeks 1 and 2 are any predictor, then we can expect a game that goes down to the wire.

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Eagles Vs. Cardinals: Game Time, TV Schedule, Injury Updates And More

The Cardinals and Eagles battle in a matchup of undefeated teams for Week 3 of the NFL season. Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick will look to have big days against defenses that have been shaky at times.


Arizona Cardinals Injury Update: John Skelton, Todd Heap Questionable For Eagles Game

The Arizona Cardinals have marked both QB John Skelton (ankle) and TE Todd Heap (knee) with questionable tags heading into Sunday's battle of the undefeateds against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Skelton was listed as doubtful last week against the New England Patriots, so his questionable label should be considered a positive development. Skelton, the Week 1 starter, practiced in a limited basis to end this week and could rekindle the quarterback controversy if he's able to turn in some full practices before Week 4.

At this point, it's still unclear if rookie Ryan Lindley or Skelton will be Kevin Kolb's primary backup for the game against the Eagles.

As for Heap, the veteran tight end is still recovering from a sprained PCL in his left knee that forced him out of last Sunday's game. His practice participation was limited on both Thursday and Friday.

The Cardinals also have a trio of safeties, Rashad Johnson, Adrian Wilson and James Sanders, listed as questionable. Beyond that, guard Adam Snyder is the team's only other questionable tag.

For more information on Cardinals football, head on over Revenge of the Birds.


Cardinals Vs. Eagles: Dealing With Michael Vick

Breaking down some of the sometimes spectacular, sometimes controversial Eagles quarterback, who has led his team to an undefeated start.

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