The Arizona Cardinals were a 14-point underdog headed into this NFL Week 10 game in Philadelphia. But as they've done on several occasions this season, the Cardinals showed that they are not a completely miserable team. The defense played well against the Eagles and the offense showed signs of life. But as has also been the case all season, self-inflicted mistakes continue to plague Ken Whisenhunt's team and they find themselves down 14-7 after the first half. The score easily could be 13-7 Cardinals without three blown plays.
The Cardinals Jay Feely missed two field goal attempts (35 yds, 43 yds) and John Skelton threw a pick-six. Those three mistakes cost the Cardinals a 13-point swing in game they trail by seven. Arizona also had an Adrian Wilson inception on the Eagles scoring drive reversed by a holding call on Richard Marshall.
Arizona put together an impressive touchdown drive in the second quarter going 84 yards on 10 plays. John Skelton made a great play to find Larry Fitzgerald for a 10-yard scoring play.
The Cardinals defense, which had been solid all half, gave up their longest drive of the game as the Eagles went to the screen play to fuel a 70 yard, 10 play touchdown drive to answer.
Skelton is 8-18 with 111 yards and one touchdown and one interception in the first half. Michael Vick is 9-18 for 75 yards. Beanie Wells found a little more room to run in the second quarter and has 35 yards on 15 carries while LeSean McCoy has 34 yards on eight tries.
Here's video of the Fitzgerald touchdown play.