This past Sunday afternoon, Week 8 of the NFL saw the Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) play the Arizona Cardinals (5-1) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Rookie Brown caught a pass from QB Palmer, taking it 75 yards for a TD with a little over 1 minute to play in the game, which gave Arizona the win 24-20. This game was a matchup of 2 of the 4 teams in the NFL with just 1 loss. Let's recap the NFL betting action.
Scoring in the game was somewhat spasmodic with the Eagles scored 7 points in the 1st quarter, the Cardinals scoring 7 points in the 2nd quarter, and the half time score was 7-7. Then the Eagles scored 10 points and Cards 7 points in the 3rd while in the final 4th quarter the eagle scored 3 points and the Cards scored 10 points, as the Cardinals became winners late in the game 24-20.
The Arizona Cardinals this season are off to their best start in some 40 years; let their defense stop the Eagles, who then had to settle for a 20 yard field goal with 1:56 left in the game. Then the Eagles kicked off to the Cards. On their third play of this series the Cardinals went for it all with 1:21 left in the game when QB Palmer hit rookie Brown for the 75 yard TD and the win.
Statistically the Eagles should have won the game with their 27 first downs and 88 total plays, with 411 passing and 110 rushing yards with 3 turnovers (that may have been a reason for the loss). The Cardinals had 17 first downs with 65 total plays, with 329 passing and 71 rushing yards and 1 turnover.
Offensive leaders for the Eagles were QB Foles, who completed 36 of 62 passes for 411 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. RB’s McCoy & Foles combined for 23 carries for 97 yards, while Receivers Maclin & Cooper combined for 17 receptions for 275 yards with Maclin scoring 2 touchdowns.
The Cardinals offensive leaders were QB Palmer, completing 20 of 42 passes for 329 yards and 2 touchdowns. RB’s Ellington had 23 carries for 71 yards and 1 TD. Receivers Fitzgerald & Brown combined for 12 receptions and each scoring a TD, with the Brown score being the last minute 75 yard reception for the game winning TD.
Penalties in the game were plentiful with the Cards getting ten flags for 95 yards, while the Eagles got 11 flags for 103 penalty yards. The Cards fumble today was the 4th of the season, while the Eagles were the first team to gain over 100 yards this season against the Card defense.
The Eagles now 5-2 (2nd NFC East) play at the Houston Texans, now 4-4 (2nd AFC South) on the 2nd of Nov. 2014 at the NRG Stadium in Houston with game time at 1 PM ET on Fox TV. The Eagles are early odds favorites at -2 with O/U 48 ½.
The next game for the Cardinals now 6-1 (1st NFC West) play at the 6-1 Dallas Cowboys (1st NFC East) on the 2nd of Nov. 2014 at the AT&T Stadium with the game at 1PM ET on Fox TV.
For the Cardinal fans who bet on NFL football at a sportsbook, the odds for the Cowboys game with the Cardinals was not available since the Cowboys played the Washington Redskins on the day of the article completion. Best of Wagering!