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Maclin Gives Eagles Early Lead

In a battle of two 5-1 teams, the Eagles square off against the Cardinals to see which birds will soar to their sixth win of the season...

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin scored his fifth touchdown of the season on a wide receiver screen with 4:39 left in the first quarter to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead. The Eagles drove 80 yards in nine plays.

Quarterback Nick Foles hit Maclin in the flat, tackle Lane Johnson cleared out cornerback Patrick Peterson and Maclin did the rest. The Eagles converted two third downs on the drive, including a third-and-12 with a pass over the middle to wide receiver Jordan Matthews on a crossing route.

In his first two drives, Foles was 6 of 8 for 65 yards with the touchdown.

The Eagles' defense overcame five penalties on their first drive to force a punt.

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