Damn, this is the 5th time these dudes were leading in the last quarter of the game only to let all that hard work go down the drain:
The Arizona Cardinals may have a quarterback controversy. John Skelton threw a 5-yard TD pass to Early Doucet with 1:53 left and the 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. He threw a tying TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter of a 19-13 overtime win against St. Louis last week that snapped a six-game losing streak. Fitzgerald had two TD catches and made a sensational, over-the-shoulder diving catch to set up the go-ahead score in the fourth. He supported both QBs.
“I don’t like to compare,” he said. “That’s not fair. Both of them, we feel we can win with and that’s a good problem to have.” The Eagles, on the other hand, can’t win with anybody. The defending NFC East champions 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.
“We’ve all got to do better,” coach Andy Reid said. Alex Henery kicked a 36-yard field goal with 5:06 remaining after Nnamdi Asomugha’s interception put the Eagles up 17-14. Vick’s short pass was intercepted by defensive end Calais Campbell at the Cardinals 17 in the third quarter. Vick has been intercepted 10 times this season. He threw just six in 2010 when he was the AP Comeback Player of the Year.
Kolb was the Eagles’ starting QB last year, but lost his job to Vick after sustaining a concussion in Week 1. He was traded for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a draft pick in July. Kolb got a five-year, $63 million contract, with $21 million guaranteed.
21-17 was the final score…it’s pretty much a wrap for these guys this season. SMH.