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Sunday
Oct262014

Cardinals Fly High on Late Bomb

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(PHOENIX, AZ) --  The Arizona Cardinals won in dramatic fashion, 24-20, over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

For the majority of the game it was a defensive struggle.

The fourth quarter proved to be the most exciting as the offenses began to gain steam. After tying the game at 17 with 9:01 to go, the Eagles methodically moved the ball on a 13-play, seven-minute drive down to the Cardinals' three. Cody Parkey lined up for the go-ahead field goal and gave Philadelphia a 20-17 lead.

With 1:21 remaining in the fourth quarter Carson Palmer heaved a pass up to rookie John Brown.  Brown was screaming past two Eagles defenders, reached out and caught the ball.  After a quick stumble, Brown regained his momentum and raced to the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown. 

The Eagles mounted a quick rally, driving the ball 64 yards to attempt several throws into the Cardinals endzone.  On the final play with one second remaining, pressure in his face, Nick Foles threw up a pass to rookie Jordan Matthews.  Matthews caught the ball but was shoved out by safety Rashad Johnson.

The Cardinals move to 6-1 and hold a firm grasp on the NFL West.


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