Arizona Cardinals refuse to back down from Philadelphia Eagles, win 27-6

3-0!

In Week 3 of the 2012 NFL Season, the Arizona Cardinals defeated the visiting Philadelphia Eagles 27-6.

Hit the jump for details of the win at home.

For the Cardinals offense, it was a good day. QB Kevin Kolb played with a passion against his former team, going 17-24 for 222 yards, 2 TD's, and a QB rating of 127.4. Kolb looked sharp all day, avoiding any turnovers. It was also a big day for superstar WR Larry Fitzgerald, who recorded his 700th career catch early on in the game. He passesJason Witten as the youngest player to every reach 700 receptions. But Fitz didn't stop there, ending the game 9 receptions for 114 yards, and even caught a 37 yard pass by Kolb for a TD. Fitz's counterpart, rookie WR Michael Floyd, also put 6 points up on the board, catching an 8 yard pass from Kolb in the 1st Quarter. As for the rushing game, it was a tough game for the Cardinals RB's throughout the game, as they were dominated by the Eagles defense all game. However, rookie RB Ryan Williams helped put the game away for the Cardinals in the 4th Quarter with several large runs, ending the game with 13 rushes for 83 yards.

Just like every game this season, the Cardinals defense was the main story. They absolutely dominated Michael Vick and the Eagles offense, holding the league's #1 ranked offense to just 6 points. Vick was sacked 5 times, and was pressured by the defense all day. LB Daryl Washington had a big day, recording 3 tackles, and two sacks on Vick. The Cardinals were also able to force a few turnovers, with Dan Williams and James Sanders both recovering a fumble each. In Sanders' case, he was able to return the Kerry Rhodes forced-fumble all the way for a TD, ending the 1st Half on a high note for the Cardinals.

On Special Teams, K Jay Feely made 2/2 FG's, with a long of 47 yards. CB Patrick Peterson had a busy day, returning 5 punts for 52 yards. FB Anthony Sherman also forced a fumble by the Eagles PR Damaris Johnson in the 1st Quarter, which ended up leading to the Michael Floyd TD.

The time of possession for the Cardinals was 34:33, vs. 25:27 for the Eagles. They had 15 1st Downs, 6 punts, and 6 penalties, which resulted in 60 yards for the Eagles.

Next week, the Cardinals take on the visiting Miami Dolphins. They'll be looking to extend their winning streak against a team that is coming off a close loss to the New York Jets.

And last but not least, ladies and gentlemen, your Arizona Cardinals are currently undefeated!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker