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Cardinals Sneak By Eagles to Cover Underdog Spread

The Arizona Cardinals were at +1 for their game with the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. A long touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to John Brown near the end of the game was the key difference as the Cardinals moved to 6-1 win a 24-20 win. Meanwhile, the Eagles went down to 5-2.

The only scoring plays in the first half were a touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin for the Eagles and a touchdown run by Andre Ellington for the Cardinals. Antonio Cromartie had an interception for the Cardinals while an earlier Eagles fumble was challenged and reversed, thus allowing the Eagles to keep possession.

Carson Palmer landed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald on the third play of the second half. The Eagles caught up as Cody Parkey had a 54-yard field goal. Nick Foles then had another touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin later in the quarter. Nate Allen recovered an Ellington fumble at the end of the quarter but the Eagles had to punt it away a few plays later.

Cromartie had another interception in the fourth quarter. This led to a 28-yard field goal for Chandler Catanzaro but Parkey got another field goal on the next possession.

With 1:21 left, the Cardinals got to a 24-20 lead after Palmer landed a 75-yard touchdown pass to John Brown. The play was close as the replay official had to confirm that Brown broke the plane.

The Cardinals' defense held the Eagles to the Cardinal 16-yard-line at the end of the game. Foles missed three straight passes from that spot to end the game.

Palmer had 329 passing yards but went 20-42 for the day. Foles had 411 yards but he also had a 36-62 passing total.

Larry Fitzgerald and Jeremy Maclin respectively had big days for the Cardinals and Eagles. They respectively had 160 and 187 receiving yards plus one touchdown each. The game ended up helping the Cardinals to secure their spot in the NFC West while the Eagles have fallen back by a small bit in the NFC East.