Last Time They Met: Cards vs. Eagles

November 13, 2011: In one of the worst losses of a disappointing season, the Eagles fell to the Cardinals, 21-17 at Lincoln Financial Field. The loss dropped the team to 3-6 and pretty much destroyed all hopes of the team making the playoffs that year.

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November 13, 2011: In one of the worst losses of a disappointing season, the Eagles fell to the Cardinals, 21-17 at Lincoln Financial Field. The loss dropped the team to 3-6 and pretty much destroyed all hopes of the team making the playoffs that year.
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November 13, 2011: In one of the worst losses of a disappointing season, the Eagles fell to the Cardinals, 21-17 at Lincoln Financial Field. The loss dropped the team to 3-6 and pretty much destroyed all hopes of the team making the playoffs that year.
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Michael Vick was 16/34 for 128 yards, throwing two interceptions and zero touchdowns. He also failed to lead his team to a victory in a final 4th quarter drive.
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Wide Receiver Steve Smith struggled as well. He drew boos from the crowd during a play late in the game after catching a pass from Vick. Rather than attempt to run for a few more yards for the first down, Smith appeared to give up on the play, dropping to the ground. He had five receptions for a total of 47 yards.
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Receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered both a shoulder and hamstring injury. In all he only had two receptions for six yards.
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It wasn't all doom and gloom for the Birds. LeSean McCoy rushed for 81 yards on 14 carries and scoring a touchdown. It was his ninth straight game with at least one touchdown, a franchise record.
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The Birds were able to strike first in the 2nd quarter thanks to an interception by Asante Samuel. He ran it back for a 20-yard touchdown.
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The Eagles suffered another loss after cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered an ankle injury at the beginning of the 3rd quarter.
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Cardinals kicker Jay Feely appeared to be the Eagles MVP early on. He missed two field goals in the first quarter.
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The Eagles didn't get the chance to face their former QB Kevin Kolb. Instead John Skelton got the start for the Cards, going 21/40 for 315 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
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The Eagles had no answer for superstar receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had 7 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
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Four was the unlucky number for the Birds that year. The blown lead to the Cards was the 4th time that year they had blown a lead in the 4th quarter at home, an NFL record. They also blew five 4th quarter leads overall, which ties an NFL record.
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