Philadelphia Eagles lead 5-0 after beating Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium! Final score: 20 to 17.
The Eagles started 14-0 and things looked too easy. But the offense dried up as injuries started to pile up on the offensive line. With the exception of starting left tackle Jordan Myrata and backup left tackle Andre Dillard who missed the game, the Birdies were without Landon Dixon and Jason Kyle at various stages of the game. cut.
Jonathan Gannon’s defense ended up with just 17 points in a way too reminiscent of the soft version that has led to frustration in the past. The defense was in jeopardy for the Cardinals to win the game or force overtime…but Kyler Murray slipped the first drop marker to force Arizona ahead on a 43-yard field goal attempt. Cardinals bench kicker Matt Amendola missed it, Eagles won!
This certainly isn’t a game where the Eagles get style points. But even if the cards don’t look good on paper, it doesn’t have to be easy. The game has the makings of a trap game.
The Eagles were lucky to escape the trap and exit with a victory. That’s what matters now. They just need to get fitter next Sunday night against the Cowboys for a very important Week 6 game at Lincoln Financial Field.
It’s officially Dallas Week.
the first season
- The Eagles won the coin toss and opted to hold off, as they usually do. The Cardinals got the first drop through Zach Ertz’s screen, but then had to abandon the boat. The Eagles had Kyzir White spy on Kyler Murray in Game 3. Philadelphia’s defense forced the opposition to stop and cheer loudly in the opposing stadium. Road advantage.
- The Eagles had their first two wins on the Goedert screen in Dallas. It’s hard to stop! Jalen Hurts then contacted AJ Brown twice. If he hadn’t given up the screen pass, it would have been a third. The Eagles went 4 and 1 at the 3-yard line, Nick Sirianni made the right call, and he sneaked to get it. They got it. The Eagles then got to the 1-yard line and sneaked another touchdown. Make it look easy! Eagles 7, Cardinals 0.
- Kyler Murray aired it…it was picked out by CJ Gardner-Johnson for double coverage. Terrible decision and execution by Murray.
- Hurts slipped 3 and 1 on the Cardinals field, lost a yard and brought in 3 and 1. destroy!
- Josh Sweat did a great job of not losing control in the reverse to force third and tenth. Haason Reddick put pressure on Murray, pitched a bit off target and was well defended by Darius Slay. View.
- After Goldett’s screen was sniffed, the Eagles were pushed back to 3 and 13 from their own 11-yard line. On the third drop, Hurts turned left and pitched to open Devonta Smith for a conversion. It also took a hit when he was successful. Nice to see him hitting the left, not his forte before! Hurts had another great finish to Smith, who rolled right at the end of the first quarter. The Eagles have a good quarterback, don’t they?
Philadelphia now has Free Frost!
- The Eagles drove to the 11-yard line and Hurts dodged the oncoming defender and ran for 17 yards. Injured then ran to set the first goal…but a possession penalty on AJ Brown was basically a replay of the first goal from the 11-yard line. It seems like a cheesy punishment to me. The Eagles scored one from the 1-yard line and scored two steals!
Jalen Hurts had 10 rushing touchdowns in 15 games last year.
Jalen Hurts has 6 rushing touchdowns in less than 5 full games this year. #eagles
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) October 9, 2022
- Another 3-pointer for the Cardinals, Murray threw the target. Arizona’s offense is out of sync.
- Hurts threw his second overall pick of the season, and he seemed to lock down AJ Brown without even seeing a defensive player drop the line. Lucky for the Eagles, the referee ruled the ball hit the ground, which it did, but it was close. Hurts tried to wrestle with the pressure of Nos. 3 and 11, but was eventually taken away after dancing in the pockets. The Eagles QB’s series wasn’t great.
- The Cardinals took over their own 43-yard line. Brandon Graham was half a second shy of stripping Murray before hitting Marquise Brown for 14 yards and his first knockout. The Eagles took the Cardinals to No. 3 and No. 3 from Philadelphia’s 25-yard line…and Murray hit Brown in the middle for what should have been the first drop. Instead, it was a catch-and-run score thanks to some brutal tackles. Eagles 14, Cardinals 7.
- The Eagles got 3rd and 2nd from their own 48-yard line, and Hurts was nearly fired by JJ Watt but was able to throw it in incomplete fashion. May be required to be intentionally grounded. Jordan Myrata, Landon Dixon and Jason Kelcher were all sidelined, and the offense didn’t flourish.
- The Hawks defense was interrupted by a sway from Brown, who could be a sloping touchdown. The Eagles broke again and Zach Ertz couldn’t hold a third catch to make a switch, though Marcus Epps also helped break it. The Cardinals lined up ready to play…but managed to snatch straight away for conversion. More special team issues in Philadelphia. The cards moved slowly but surely into the red zone and the midfield defense looked soft. They then went into field goal territory with 0:10 on the board. Murray missed some shots and the Hawks limited the Cardinals to three. Probably sausage. Eagles 14, Cardinals 10.
the third quater
- Kelce had a nice hurdle to jump over Miles Sanders for his first second-half start. The Eagles used their quick passing game to move down methodically. Sanders had a good run to set the target, but it was recalled to take control of Sua Opeta. The Eagles went back to 3rd and 21st…and conceded defeat with a quick throw to Devonta just two yards. Cameron Dicker hits his first Eagles field goal 42 yards and… it works! OK Could really get seven points there, but better than nothing. Eagles 17, Cardinals 10.
- The Cardinals went back to No. 3 and No. 17 but switched on screen. Nice bathtub. It also looked like Rondale Moore was a bit off the mark, but the referee gave it to him. Josh Sweat had a chance to fire Murray on the 3rd and 3rd, but the Cardinals QB escaped and made a nice first pitch. James Bradbury came up with a good expected passing breakup to build 3rd and 11th. On the third descent, Hasson Redick charged towards Murray with a great force. Redick has been in demand this year.
- Covey was hit while returning to touch the ball but was able to regain it. Being a punt returner for the Eagles didn’t inspire much confidence. A fair catch should have been signaled. Hurts passed the ball down the middle to Goedert, over the linebacker for 31 yards. nice shot. The Eagles suffered a setback with control of Landon Dixon, but were able to get something in return through Devonta’s catch-and-run. Devonta then gave up the first down conversion to improve third and eighth. In the third game, the cards were sent out of the house and Hertz was fired.
- The Cardinals drive from the Eagles’ 11-yard line to Nos. 1 and 10. Then they scored with Eno Benjamin’s touch. A supple, flexing and penetrating defense that allows 90 yards over 12 games. Jonathan Gannon’s unit didn’t have an overly inspiring day. Eagles 17, Cardinals 17.
- The Eagles ran eight straight and then threw a 2-yard loss to Sanders in the apartment. great. In the 3rd and 12th, Hurts found Goldtt without a bat near the center, but the big tight end slid through the arm tackle to convert. Critical! The Eagles snuck a 3-and-1 at the 10-yard line on a two-minute warning. They ran again to force the Cardinals to make their first timeout at 1:56. They ran again to force the Cardinals to make their second timeout at 1:52. On the 3rd and goal from the 5-yard line, Quez Watkins got the ball into the end zone on a throw from Hurts, but he couldn’t hold it after a loud bang. The Cardinals were forced to declare their third and final timeout due to an injury to Jalen Thompson.Eagles decide to accept a 23-yard field goal and Dick succeeds take the lead. The offense does a good job of taking a lot of time off, but doesn’t really come up with an optimal plan to actually get into the end zone. Eagles 20, Cardinals 17.
- The Eagles took a break and Murray missed an open Ertz to put up the 3rd and 8th points. Murray responded by hitting Ertz in the middle to enter Eagles territory for the first time. Murray started a run and slid past the mark to bring out the 3rd and 1st…and Murray put it in the 4th and 1st. lol, wow. The Cardinals brought in backup kicker Matt Amendola for a 43-yard field goal attempt…Nick Ciriani called a timeout to ice him…and Amendola missed! Ha ha! Disastrous ending for the Cardinals.
- The winning formation advanced 5-0!
Final Score: The Eagles won 20-17.
- Landon Dickerson (leg) left the game on the Eagles’ first drive and was replaced by Sua Opeta. He was initially ruled there was a problem with his return. He came back late in the third quarter. Dixon then left again late in the fourth quarter.
- Jason Kelce (ankle) missed minutes in the second quarter, but came back quickly. Then he got hurt again late in the second quarter. Cam Jurgens replaced him. Kelce was able to return at the start of the second half.
- Milton Williams was knocked down late in the second quarter.
Can the Philadelphia Eagles remain undefeated? They are about to be tested on the road against the Arizona Cardinals.
Or maybe it won’t be that big of an ordeal? On paper, the Cardinals are hardly the most intimidating opponent.
Meanwhile, the Eagles will overlook their Week 5 opponents as they try to win their first game in Arizona since 2001.
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