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 is not one to be outdone.
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald ran a slant, got a block from wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. and went 80 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown to give the Cardinals their first lead of the game, a 14-7 advantage with 14:07 left in the third quarter.
It was Fitzgerald's 11th career touchdown in eight games (including playoffs) against the Eagles.
Maclin, who had a touchdown in the first quarter, answered back for the Eagles as he caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Foles with 2:22 left in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 17-10 lead. Maclin was lined up against cornerback Jerraud Powers. Foles faked the short pass and went over the top. Maclin had inside leverage and came down with the amazing score.
With nine catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns after the score, Maclin has six career multi-touchdown games and four games with 150 or more receiving yards. He even added an 18-yard punt return that ended with him being shoved out of bounds and knocking over the Cardinals' Gatorade table.
The Eagles' defense rebounded after Fitzgerald's touchdown forcing three straight three-and-outs to give the offense good field position. Safety Nate Allen also did a masterful job stripping running back Andre Ellington and recovering the fumble late in the third quarter.
Maclin also had a key 10-yard reception over the middle that helped set up a 54-yard field goal by rookie Cody Parkey with 7:19 left in the quarter to make it 14-10, Cardinals. In just seven games, Parkey is one of only six Eagles with three career field goals of 50 yards or more. Parkey's kick tied for the third-longest in franchise history and was the longest since David Akers hit a 57-yard attempt in 2003.