Sunday, September 23, 2012

Eagles-Cardinals notes

What is a Philadelphia sports team's games lately if not historic in some fashion? Some things to think about after Sunday's 27-6 loss in Arizona on Sunday:

  • The Eagles fell to 15-19 on the road against the Cardinals franchise since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and have dropped three in a row in the Valley of the Sun including a 32-25 defeat in the 2008 NFC Championship Game.
  • Philly's record against the Cards on the road since their 1988 move to Phoenix dropped to 8-9.
  • Arizona has won four of the six meetings with Philadelphia since moving out of the NFC East following the 2001 season.
  • The 21-point margin of defeat was the worst since a 31-7 loss in St. Louis on December 18, 1983 -- a game played in driving snow with a game-time temperature of 12 degrees. In that season-ending setback, Ron Jaworski threw for 298 yards but was picked off four times, and Cardinals running back Ottis Anderson shredded Marion Campbell's defense for 156 yards and a touchdown.
  • The Cardinals moved to 3-0 for the first time since 1974, when the franchise was ensconced in the Gateway City, played on Astroturf at Busch Stadium, was quarterbacked by Jim Hart and coached by Don Coryell.
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