Eagles blow another lead

PHILADELPHIA — John Skelton threw a 5-yard TD pass to Early Doucet with 1:53 left and the Arizona Cardinals rallied for a 21-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Michael Vick had another so-so performance and the Eagles (3-6) blew a fourth-quarter lead for the fifth time this season.

Starting for the injured Kevin Kolb, Skelton threw three touchdown passes to lead the Cardinals (3-6) to their second straight win.

Larry Fitzgerald had two TD catches and made a sensational, over-the-shoulder diving catch to set up the go-ahead score.

The defending NFC East champion Eagles were expected to be Super Bowl contenders after a slew of big-name acquisitions in the offseason. Instead, they've struggled miserably and have lost seven of their past eight home games.


First downs2315

Total Net Yards370289



Punt Returns6-273-17

Kickoff Returns4-634-107

Interceptions Ret. 2-02-24


Sacked-Yards Lost4-332-5




Time of Possession31:4228:18

Arizona07 0 14—21 Philadelphia 0 14 0 3—17

Second Quarter

Phi—Samuel 20 interception return (Henery kick), 9:35.

Ari—Fitzgerald 10 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 4:48.

Phi—McCoy 1 run (Henery kick), :17.

Fourth Quarter

Ari—Fitzgerald 7 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 9:18.

Phi—FG Henery 36, 5:06.

Ari—Doucet 5 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 1:53.


Individual Statistics

Rushing—Arizona, Wells 23-62, Skelton 4-15, Roberts 1-12, Stephens-Howling 1-(minus 1). Philadelphia, McCoy 14-81, Vick 8-79, Brown 1-4, Lewis 1-2.

Passing—Arizona, Skelton 21-40-2-315. Philadelphia, Vick 16-34-2-128.

Receiving—Arizona, Fitzgerald 7-146, Roberts 4-55, King 4-26, Stephens-Howling 2-39, Doucet 2-24, Taylor 1-17, Stuckey 1-8. Philadelphia, Smith 5-47, Celek 4-53, McCoy 3-12, Maclin 2-6, Schmitt 1-8, Avant 1-2.

Missed Field Goals—Arizona, Feely 35 (WL), 43 (WR).