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Eagles Super Bowl Dreams Melt in Arizona 32-25

The Philadelphia Eagles fell short of Super Bowl dreams as the Arizona Cardinals protected home field by a score of 32-25.

Donovan McNabb threw for 375 yards, most coming in the second half. McNabb was 28 for 47, throwing for three touchdowns and one interception.

The majority of McNabb’s yards come by way of Kevin Curtis. Curtis caught four passes for 122 yards, most of them coming at crucial moments for the Eagles.

Brian Westbrook only had 14 touches for 71 all-purpose yards, while McNabb and Correll Buckhalter added 52 more rushing yards.

The Eagles played like two different teams in each half. From the opening kickoff the Cardinals controlled the game. Kurt Warner was three for three while the run game stomped their way into the endzone on the first drive. The rest of the first half played out in a similar fashion.

Larry Fitzgerald ran roughshod over the Philly secondary. The fourth year receiver out of Pitt had 152 receiving yards and three touchdowns. All three scores came in the first half. However, the Eagles made some crucial halftime adjustments and came back ready to change the game.

The Eagles started to balance the run with the pass and it worked out to their advantage. After ending their first drive of the half on a fumble, the defense force a 3-and-out and drove down the field for their first touchdown. The Eagles repeated that process two more times, making it 19 unanswered points going back to the first half.

At that point it seemed like the Eagles had the game and championship in sight. That was until Warner used his crunch-time experience to the Cardinal’s advantage. Kurt rallied his team to march down the field and get their only rushing touchdown of the game to put the game just out o reach for the disheartened Philly squad.

The Eagles forced Arizona to punt to them, giving them 9 seconds to go 93 yards. Any Reid drew up a play reminiscent of Standford’s last second play that was foiled by Darnell Dockett.

The Eagles’ Super Bowl hopes ended one game early and the tumultuous off season in Philly will begin tomorrow morning.

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4 Responses to “Eagles Super Bowl Dreams Melt in Arizona 32-25”

  1. BucsForLife says:

    COUGH*COUGH*COUGH* Once again you guys choked! Hahahaha!!!

  2. Donovan McNuthin' says:

    Eagles need a quarterback and a safety that can make a few tackles

  3. […] Samuel anyone) it should have been enough to slow down Larry Fitzgerald.  It wasn’t.  Fitzgerald torched the Eagles’ secondary to the tune of 9 receptions for 152 yards and 3 TDs.  Three of those catches, including one TD, came on the Cards’ signature “drag […]

  4. BucsForLife, I can only assume by your name that you are a Tampa Bay fan. I know your response to my next question will be “Super Bowl title,” but let’s stick to this year for argument’s sake. Should you really be talking about choking–this from a team that lost to the Raiders on the final day of the season when getting into the playoffs was on the line?

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