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11-14-11: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Eagles Aftermath

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Time for some links after another win by the Cardinals, including stuff on our new Quarterback controversy.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Skelton, Cards Stun Eagles
Defense, late drive provide Cardinals with 21-17 road win in Philly

John Skelton, Arizona Cardinals rally to upset Philadelphia Eagles on the road
For the past 14 months or so, the Cardinals have traveled about as well as a 14-month-old. They spit up 11 consecutive road losses in that time, often making such a mess of things that it made onlookers gag. They might have grown up a little Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. When things got bumpy, the Cardinals didn't panic and safely pulled out a 21-17 victory over the Eagles. It was the second consecutive win for the Cardinals (3-6) and snapped a road losing streak that dated to the 2010 season opener.

John Skelton states his case to be Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback
John Skelton took a knee, and then he took the football. He clutched it during an on-field interview. He stuffed it in his locker while getting dressed. After a remarkable 21-17 victory over the Eagles, it was pretty clear that the souvenir was not leaving Skelton's possession. Question is, will he be giving back his starting job anytime soon?

Over The Head, Fitz Makes The Play
Notebook: Grab breaks Eagles; Campbell gets first pick

Wrap-up: Cardinals 21, Eagles 17 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 21-17 victory at Philadelphia in Week 10:

Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles - Recap - November 13, 2011 - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals may have a quarterback controversy. John Skelton threw a 5-yard TD pass to Early Doucet with 1:53 left and the Cardinals rallied for a 21-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Michael Vick had another so-so performance and the Eagles (3-6) blew a fourth-quarter lead for the fifth time this season.

Arizona Cardinals vs Philadelphia Eagles Recap - November 13, 2011 - NFL - SB Nation
For the Philadelphia Eagles, it's the same tune. And, unfortunately, they can't find a different station. Larry Fitzgerald caught two touchdown passes as part of a record-setting performance and made an unbelievable over-the-head grab to set up Arizona's go-ahead score late in regulation, handing the Eagles another gut-wrenching loss, 21-17.

Another 'unbelievable' catch for Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald
Watching a receiver bend his head backward to look for a ball is an uncomfortable sight for most coaches. But when the receiver is Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt goes to a happy place. "He's unbelievable at making those catches," Whisenhunt said. Fitzgerald made one of those catches, a 37-yarder that set up the Cardinals' winning score against the Eagles on Sunday. blogs - Kent Somers - Post-game spread
We can attach all the asterisks we want to the Cardinals 21-17 victory Sunday over the Eagles. Yes, the Eagles have blown leads all year. Yes, the Eagles were 3-5 entering Sunday's game. Yes, they had problems on defense, and, yes, quarterback Michael Vick has a penchant for throwing interceptions in the red zone. Yes, yes, and, uh, yes. Still, the Cardinals won, and how many expected that?

Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles - play of the game
The setup: The Cardinals trailed 17-14. There was 2:55 remaining in the game. They had the ball on Philadelphia's 38-yard line.

Word From the Birds Blog - Eagles aftermath
Gotta say, a long flight home always feels a little – OK, a lot – better after a victory. The mood is completely different. Two wins in a row for the first time since Week 15 and 16 of 2009. The first win on the road since the season opener in St. Louis a season ago. And as coach Ken Whisenhunt pointed out, the Cards did a couple of things Sunday in Philly they hadn’t too many times this season: Scored a TD on a final drive when it was necessary, and gotten a defensive stop to finish it off.

No QB controversy here, Skelton should start over Kolb -
Much of the talk after the Cardinals' improbable 21-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday has been about the quarterback position and what is now a bona-fide QB controversy. Or is it? Quarterback A has completed 56.8 percent of his passes for an average of 7.5 yards per attempt, has a 1:1 touchdown to interception ratio and has been sacked an average of 3.4 times per game. His QB rating stands at a solid 77.8. Quarterback B has completed 54.7 percent of his passes for an average of 7.2 yards per attempt, has a 2:1 touchdown to interception ratio and has been sacked an average of 3.5 times per game. His QB rating is 84.1.

Cardinals conquer road woes in Philadelphia -
Well, that was unexpected. It had been well over a calendar year, 427 days in fact, since the Arizona Cardinals won a game away from University of Phoenix Stadium. But a string of 11 straight road losses came to an end on Sunday with a 21- 17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

Cardinals vs. Eagles highlights
Michael Vick throws a late interception as the Philadelphia Eagles fall to the Arizona Cardinals 21-17.

Fitzgerald's Catch to Setup Game Winning TD
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is brought down at the 1-yard-line on a stupendous 37-yard catch.

Cards Daily - Postgame Reaction PHI
The Cardinals travel to the East coast and beat the Eagles 21-17 snapping their 11 game road losing streak. Listen to sound from the locker room after the win.

Arizona Sports News:

Arizona basketball struggles again, but overcomes Ball State
Arizona keeps playing with fire to break the ice on their season. The 16th-ranked Wildcats lost an exhibition to Seattle-Pacific, trailed for much of the first half in the opener against Valparaiso and led Duquesne by one point with six minutes to go Wednesday. Again at home against a mid-major on Sunday, UA trailed Ball State for most of the game before turning to its defense again to remain undefeated with a 73-63 victory at McKale Center.

2B Aaron Hill agrees to 2-year deal with Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks hope second baseman Aaron Hill's next two years will be similar to his final six weeks of the season. Hill agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Diamondbacks worth north of $10 million - a deal that will be finalized once as he completes a physical exam tentatively scheduled for early this week, according to a source.

NFL News:

NFC West's first 4-0 week since realignment - NFC West Blog - ESPN
All four NFC West teams won Sunday. That had not happened since the NFL realigned into eight four-team divisions before the 2002 season, according to Kenton Wong of ESPN Stats & Information.

Wrap-up: Seahawks 22, Ravens 17 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 22-17 home victory against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10:

Rapid Reaction: 49ers 27, Giants 20 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 27-20 victory over the New York Giants at Candlestick Park in Week 10:

Wrap-up: Rams 13, Browns 12 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the St. Louis Rams' 13-12 road victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 10:

Sunday’s five most valuable players, Week 10 - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more

Sunday’s five least valuable players, Week 10 - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more

Week 10 Monday 10-pack | ProFootballTalk
Through 10 Sundays, the two conferences couldn’t be any more different. The best teams in the NFC are obvious; in the AFC, the proposition changes on a weekly basis. So let’s take the current temperature of the entire league by looking at the 10 story lines that caught our attention on Sunday.

DeSean Jackson Will Miss Week 10, According To Report -
DeSean Jackson has been benched for the Eagles' Week 10 game because he missed a team meeting earlier in the week, according to a report.

NFL Injury Report, Week 10: A.J. Green, Julio Jones Hobbled By Leg Injuries -
With Week 10 of the NFL schedule almost in the books, SBNation Medical Expert Dr. Ali Mohamadi discusses some of the most significant injuries from this weekend’s games so far, and their potential impact:

NFL Week 10 Debrief: Everything Remains A Mystery, Including How Tim Tebow Keeps Winning -
Tim Tebow completes two passes and the Broncos win, New England creates distance in the AFC East, the Eagles collapse continues and more in this week's NFL Debrief.

NFL Week 10 Highlight Videos: Arian Foster, Dez Bryant Doing Work -
Our favorite highlights from the NFL's Week 10, including Dez Bryant going over the top, Jonathan Baldwin going behind the back and Arian Foster going the distance.

DeSean Jackson in danger of losing locker room | ProFootballTalk
It’s not a great year for guys who want new contracts. In Cleveland, running back Peyton Hillis has lost the locker room via behavior that has created a sense that he’s erratic and unpredictable. Now, Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson faces the same fate in Philly.

VIDEO: Lions, Bears Decide To Fight Because Why Not? -
The Detroit Lions are not having a very good day. Matthew Stafford has thrown a couple of pick sixes and his teammates aren't exactly giving him a lot of help. Perhaps frustrated with his fourth interception, Stafford took down Chicago Bears defensive back D.J. Moore while they were both in pursuit. Moore, apparently annoyed Stafford took him down by the head, reacted by pouncing on Stafford after the play had been blown dead. Unfortunately for Moore, Stafford was surrounded by teammates, who quickly got involved, starting a mini scrum in an increasingly chippy game. Here's the wonderful video.

ANIMATED: Seahawks Collide Into Comedy On Miffed Interception - From Our Editors -
Only one word can describe a Seattle Seahawks botched interception on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco: wacky. Ok, maybe you can sneak in the word zany to describe this one, if you want.

Video: Brian Orakpo steals Reggie Bush’s shoe during a tackle - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
One Bush gets a shoe thrown at him and, a few years later, another Bush has his taken away.

Bears call Lions dirty, starting with Matthew Stafford | ProFootballTalk
Another team has accused the Lions of playing dirty, and this time Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford is bearing the brunt of the blame.