Eagles vs. Cardinals – Recreation Recap – October 9, 2022

October 10, 2022

GLENDALE, Ariz. — — The Philadelphia Eagles are nonetheless the NFL’s solely undefeated crew, profitable their fifth sport in a row because of a complete lot of grit and a bit of excellent fortune.

Jalen Hurts ran for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns and the Eagles held on for a 20-17 victory over Arizona on Sunday after Matt Ammendola’s late field-goal try for the Cardinals sailed broad proper.

“Each win is not simple,” Hurts stated. “Personally, I’ve combined feelings concerning the sport itself, however we discovered a approach.”

The Eagles improved to 5-0 for the primary time since 2004, after they gained their first seven video games and completed 13-3.

The Cardinals by no means led, however seemed as if they might push the sport into additional time till Ammendola missed the 43-yarder. The kick seemed good for a break up second however then veered arduous to the correct and out of doors the uprights. Ammendola was elevated to the lively roster due to a hip damage to starter Matt Prater.

“It actually felt good,” Ammendola stated. “The whole lot felt good off my foot. It is simply one thing that I’ve set to work on. I am going to have to return to observe it and have a look at the movie.”

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray sild simply in need of a primary down on a second-down run through the remaining drive, then spiked the ball on third all the way down to pressure Ammendola’s try with 22 seconds left. Coach Kliff Kingsbury stated he believed Murray had gained a primary down on the run, however as soon as he realized it was third down, he nonetheless determined spiking the ball was the most suitable choice.

The Cardinals had no timeouts and Kingsbury stated there have been too many issues that might have gone fallacious if they’d tried to run one other play.

“The chance reward wasn’t ok at that time,” Kingsbury stated.

Philadelphia scored the go-ahead area purpose on a grinding 17-play, 70-yard drive that lasted practically eight minutes. Hurts prolonged the drive twice with 1-yard runs up the center on third down, getting an incredible push from his offensive line for sufficient room to dive ahead.

“That offensive line is filled with warriors,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni stated.

Cameron Dicker — who was enjoying instead of the injured Jake Elliott — simply made the 23-yard area purpose with 1:42 remaining. Philadelphia’s protection stored Arizona’s offense out of the tip zone on the ultimate drive after which ran off the sector celebrating when Ammendola’s kick missed.

Hurts accomplished 26 of 36 passes for 239 yards. He additionally ran for 61 yards and stored the Eagles’ offense in good place, switching a couple of performs on the line of scrimmage. The most important audible got here on the ultimate drive, when he switched performs and hit tight finish Dallas Goedert on Third-and-12 for a 16-yard acquire.

Arizona (2-3) has misplaced all three dwelling video games this season and eight straight over two seasons — its longest dwelling skid since an eight-game streak from 1956-58 when the franchise was in Chicago.

“We have plenty of season left,” Murray stated. “We have an incredible crew, nice locker room. I’m assured in all people in that locker room. We have to get it collectively. Proper now, we’re not enjoying complimentary soccer.”

The Eagles held Murray principally in verify, limiting him to simply 28 of 42 passing for 250 yards, one landing and one interception.

The Eagles had their 14-0 lead sliced to 14-10 by halftime on Matt Ammendola’s 20-yard area purpose as time expired within the second quarter. The Cardinals stored the drive alive with a faux punt, snapping the ball on to Williams, who ran seven yards for the primary down.

Hurts pushed the pile for a 1-yard landing and a 7-0 lead halfway by way of the primary quarter. The quarterback was 5 of seven for 56 yards through the 64-yard drive because the Eagles methodically moved downfield.

He scored his second landing within the second quarter on one other 1-yard run for a 14-0 benefit.

The Cardinals ultimately fought again, with Marquise Brown shaking off several would-be tacklers on a 25-yard touchdown that lower the deficit to 14-7.


The Cardinals haven’t scored within the first quarter this season, combating from behind in all 5 video games. In addition they have misplaced all three dwelling video games, whereas profitable each video games on the highway.

Arizona’s had a tricky dwelling schedule this season, dealing with the Chiefs, Rams and Eagles.


The Eagles have a fan in Phillies star Bryce Harper, who helped his baseball crew get rid of the St. Louis Cardinals within the NL wild-card spherical on Saturday.

Through the celebration, Harper said he was looking forward to seeing the Eagles beat the “different Cardinals.”


Eagles: Philadelphia’s inactives included Okay Jake Elliott (ankle) and left sort out Jordan Mailata (shoulder). … LG Landon Dickerson (leg) left the sport within the first quarter.

Cardinals: Arizona performed with out beginning heart Rodney Hudson (knee). … RB James Conner (ribs) left the sport simply earlier than halftime. Two of the crew’s backup RBs Darrel Williams (knee) and Jonathan Ward (hamstring) additionally left the sport within the second half.


Eagles: Host the Cowboys subsequent Sunday.

Cardinals: Journey to face the Seahawks subsequent Sunday.


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