Eagles completely dominate the Cardinals, win 34-7
8 October 2017 Eagles News
Teams simply do not come to Lincoln Financial Field and expect to have an easy win. The Cardinals learned that the hard way when the Eagles completely dominated them in their 34-7 win.
Carson Wentz was money on the day, completing 21 of 30 passes for 304 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. Wentz was 10 of 11 for over 200 yards and three touchdowns on third down. He was money all day and had an impressive game. Wentz showed really good composure in the pocket and if there was a play to be made, Wentz made it.
Over eight different receivers caught the ball today. Nelson Agholor led the way with four catches for 93 yards and one touchdown. Torrey Smith, Trey Burton and Zach Ertz also caught touchdowns in the rout. Each receiver brought a different dynamic to the passing attack and all played a big role in today’s game.
The run game kept the momentum going, racking up 124 yards as a team. LeGarrette Blount led the way with 74 yards on 14 carries. The Eagles did miss the presence of Wendell Smallwood, however, they were still able to have a good day on the day.
The Eagles defense played a great game, after all, they held the Cardinals to just seven points. The Cardinals had no success running the football and very little passing it too. Even though Carson Palmer was only sacked twice, on just about every passing attempt he was heavily pressured. This defense is only going to get better with time, right now they are one of the best units.
The most underrated performance today goes to the Eagles special teams. This group was lights out again today. They prevented any big returns from the Cardinals and had a few big returns themselves. Most notably, Kenjon Barner, he had a 76-yard return which set the Eagles up for a Zach Ertz touchdown.
All and all, the Eagles lit the Cardinals up and moved to 4-1 on the season. This was a great performance by the team. Coming up, the Eagles have a short week when they travel to play the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.
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