Two more Foles touchdown passes have Eagles up 17-7

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The wait for Nick Foles’ first interception continues.

In the meantime, Foles has thrown two touchdown passes in the first half against the Cardinals to give his team a 17-7 halftime lead. Foles is 15-of-20 for 175 yards overall and threw a touchdown to Brent Celek just before halftime to open up the lead. That score came after a pass interference call on Jerraud Powers gave the Eagles the ball on the doorstep of the Arizona end zone and ended a half that saw the Cardinals inflict a lot of wounds on themselves.

Carson Palmer turned the ball over twice, protection breakdowns led to three sacks, dropped passes ended drives and a punt deflected off of Javier Arenas while he was blocking on a punt return. The Cardinals were able to recover the ball, although they nearly lost it before replay review ruled that Antoine Cason was down before fumbling the ball back to Philly.

Rashard Mendenhall has run well for the Cardinals, but they may not be able to stick with the ground game much longer if the Eagles can add to their lead in the third quarter. That would make it a fine time for them to be the team that solves the puzzle of intercepting Foles.