Eagles blow out Cardinals

AP

Carson Wentz carved up the Cardinals’ in the first quarter of today’s game in Philadelphia, leading three straight touchdown drives to start the game and jumping out to an early 21-0 lead.

By the time the Cardinals had a chance to catch their collective breath, the game was basically over. There wasn’t much to say about this one except that it was a 34-7 butt-kicking.

Wentz was dealing, and he spread the touchdown passes around to Nelson Agholor, Torrey Smith, Zach Ertz and Trey Burton. Agholor’s touchdown in particular was worth celebrating; he used a stiff-arm and a spin move after catching a deep ball to score a 72-yarder.

The Eagles also got good play again from running back LeGarrette Blount, who just keeps playing well despite preseason speculation that the Eagles might not even keep him on the roster. Blount always produces, even though it always seems like his team doesn’t want him.

As for the Cardinals, Carson Palmer wasn’t terrible, but he wasn’t able to keep pace with his younger namesake. And with David Johnson injured, the Cardinals simply don’t have a running game. The Cardinals, with an old quarterback in Palmer, an old coach in Arians and an old star receiver in Larry Fitzgerald, look like a team that needs to shift into rebuilding mode.

The Eagles, however, are 4-1 and looking like a playoff team. In his second season, Wentz looks like the guy to lead them.

24 responses to “Eagles blow out Cardinals

  1. One thing we know is it wasn’t Bruce arians fault and he’ll be the first to tell you. The media bought his bull immediately and pronounced him a great coach. Not the case. He just ended up being a blow hard.

  2. It’s the offensive line. The defense is in the backfield just about every run and pass play. Usually two defenders.

    Can’t do anything consistent on offense when that happens.

  3. Yes another brilliant game by the Stone Mope (Palmer) scored 7 points to avoid total embarrassment. Oh Arians make sure not to play Gabbert you could win one!!!

  4. Y’all forgot to mention the Eagles are the first and only team to rush for >100 yards against the Cards, how Pederson’s playcalling alone was about the only thing stopping Philly’s offense and how the Cards quit the game early in the 3rd.

    I assume Bruce the Buffoon has called out half his team publicly to the press post-game?

    Oh and if Palmer wasn’t terrible he sure had numerous terrible throws – 3 dropped INTs that I counted – and that’s ignoring some severe disconnects on a handful more. So if Palmer (alone) is measured by the number of turnovers he typically makes, yeah, he was pretty good today.

  5. Wonder what the fuel bill will be at the end of the year for that bus Bruce will throw everyone under.

    Getting some miles for sure…

  6. I’ll try my comment again. My Eagles really dominated that game in every phase. The Cardinals could barely get first downs for much of the game. Palmer was harassed the entire game. They committed terrible penalties and just had completely given up by the third quarter.

    I do think the Eagles probably look a little bit better than they are due to the strength of their opponents. But really, that’s the entire league. There really aren’t any elite teams other than maybe Kansas City, which the Eagles played and played hard on the road. What I think of this team really is going to come down to how they look Thursday night. If they pull off a win or look really good in a loss I will start to think they have a real chance to go all the way.

  7. .
    I don’t remember anyone predicting that the Eagles would be 4-1 out of the box while the Giants would be 0-5.
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  8. Losing 2 O-line starters and a backup to injury, then lost David Johnson plus your leading sack guy in Golden then your long snapper gone, it doesn’t stop there they also lost their kick and punt returner, last year’s 1st round pick Nkemdiche

  9. eramming says:
    October 8, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    Losing 2 O-line starters and a backup to injury, then lost David Johnson plus your leading sack guy in Golden then your long snapper gone, it doesn’t stop there they also lost their kick and punt returner, last year’s 1st round pick Nkemdiche
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    Excuses. Everyone deals with injuries. We lost Sproles and Darby. The fact is that your QB is also old and broken. He has no confidence. Very questionable game plan and play calling by Arians. No urgency when the game was still somewhat in reach score-wise. The penalties were really, really bad…and that was in a game where they called several phantom and ticky tack penalties on the Eagles. The Cards need to rebuild.

  10. Oh here comes the annual injury report from Cardinal fans. You can count on them to have a handwritten ledger updated to the minute so their excuse meter stays full.

  11. Nice to see the Uggles fan give the Cardinals advice on what to do with their team. The last time I checked, firing the HC and the GM does nothing to improve the offensive line. Uggles fan should know, as you have done that a few times recently.

    If Pederson is such a great coach and injuries do not affect performance, then how the heck did they blow a 3-0 start in 2016 with a 2-9 run that included a 5 game losing streak and losses against each division rival? Ya gotta own that one, and there ain’t no way to put lipstick on that pig!

  12. Kaiser Sose says:

    October 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Nice to see the Uggles fan give the Cardinals advice on what to do with their team. The last time I checked, firing the HC and the GM does nothing to improve the offensive line. Uggles fan should know, as you have done that a few times recently.

    If Pederson is such a great coach and injuries do not affect performance, then how the heck did they blow a 3-0 start in 2016 with a 2-9 run that included a 5 game losing streak and losses against each division rival? Ya gotta own that one, and there ain’t no way to put lipstick on that pig!

    Pretty simple… Lane Johnson was suspended after those games and Carson had zero weapons on offense.

    When was the last time we fired our GM? Howie’s been around for quite some time.

    Also, I’m not sure whose praising Pederson but his last two games have been coached much better.

    At the end of day, all that matter is the following…

    EAGLES 4 – 1
    Skins 2 – 2
    Girls 2 – 3
    Giants 0 – 5

  13. “Pretty simple… Lane Johnson was suspended after those games and Carson had zero weapons on offense”

    Okay, so you get to use that as an excuse for poor performance, but the Cardinals don’t because they lost the league’s best RB and half their O-line to injury? Pick a narrative and stick with it, please.

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