By Joseph Santoliquito

GLENDALE, AZ (CBS) — The Eagles were tied 7-7 entering a halftime that featured a number of spectacular catches against the 5-1 Arizona Cardinals, despite being flagged nine times for 88 yards and two red zone turnovers, at University of Phoenix Stadium.

It was a rather ugly opening two quarters for a pair of teams that have a combined record of 10-2. The teams combined for 16 penalties for 153 yards

Nick Foles was 19-for-30 for 222 yards, with a touchdown and an interception in the end zone.

With 5:39 left in the first half, a three-way collision between Jeremy Maclin and Arizona corner Patrick Peterson and safety Deone Bucannon, left Maclin and Peterson down. Both were able to get up on their own after being down for several minutes, and left for the locker room before the half ended. Maclin had to be checked for a bleeding ear and for concussion symptoms. Maclin did return to make a catch later in the half.

The Eagles took a 7-0 lead on a 9-play, 80-yard drive on their second possession. Foles finished it with a nifty 21-yard catch-and-run toss to Maclin. Arizona tied it 7-7, answering on its next possession, traveling 80 yards over 13 plays, concluding with an Andre Ellington 1-yard push into the end zone.

The Eagles outgained Arizona by over a 100 yards, 273-171, and ran off 39 plays to 35, averaging 7 yards a play to Arizona’s 4.9. The one glaring stat that didn’t favor the Eagles was a Josh Huff fumble at the Arizona 2-yard line early in the second quarter, and the Foles interception by Antonio Cromartie midway into the second quarter.


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