Cardinal's Shock With Their Super Victory Over Eagles
Arizona Cardinals has gained a surprising victory of seven points over favored Eagles. It was quite tough competition as eagles are strong opponents to fight but fortune favors the Cardinals at the end.
By halftime, Eagles were able to drive into Cardinals territory i.e. in the red zone but they succeed in getting six points only. While Cardinals drove into the territory of Eagles three times and were able to get 17 points out of their sticking drives. After all eagles are the strong opponents, they were not ready to surrender easily. They came back with furious attack and took the lead from Cardinals in fourth quarter. In that time, Cardinals Answered with a championship-worthy and gusty drive that helped them to retook lead to win victoriously. Here are details of some guys who played like real heroes for Cardinals.
Fitzgerald was the man for the Cardinals on Sunday. He had an awesome 9 receptions for 152 yards, which included 2 huge catches. He also set a single post-season record by receiving 419 yards. In doing so he beat the record set by the legendary Jerry Rice. This is one reason why this match is going into the list of historical football results.
Cardinals have had their best season ever since 1933 as they beat Atlanta, Carolina and the Eagles in their playoff games.
McNabb was also on fire. Thanks to his 62 yard throw to the novice DeSean Jackson, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was able to pass it onto Jackson who scored with just 10:45 left. This gave Philadelphia its 25-24 edge. Warner was 21-for-28 for 279 yards along with 4 TDs and McNabb finished with 27-for-46 for 375. yards.
McNabb had his longest run of 22-yard since 2007. However, a motion penalty was given because of deafening noise in the stadium which put a harness on him. David Akers further improved his personal post-season record by scoring a 45-yard field goal which also happened to be his 19th straight.
The Cardinals have a special skill for takeaways and this is what got the ball back for some precious time. Unfortunately, Aaron Francisco was held back on the runback by the Eagles' Jackson. This resulted in a much-needed recovery for Philadelphia.
Eagles got into serious trouble only a little while later when Warner pitched to J.J. Arrington who tossed it to the quarterback. The long pop-up pass by him was received by Fitzgerald after Quentin Demps fell.
McNabb remained impassive and sent a pass to Kevin Curtis who sped down 47 yards with half of Arizona's defenders chasing after him. They only caught up with him at the 19 which led to the setting up of Aker's 33-yard.
It was all for nothing for the Eagles as Fitzgerald remained unstoppable. His performance on Sunday has definitely earned him a place among football icons. A 1-yard TD catch put an end to Fitzgerald's butchering of the Phillies.
Stay in touch with the latest on this wild-card team. I see many more fireworks performances coming from them.
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