The start of the NFL season has been full of surprises, injuries, and twists in which Week 3 continued the trend. One of the biggest surprises is the NFC West division leading Arizona Cardinals, who are currently undefeated.
The Cardinals went up against the Philadelphia Eagles, who were also undefeated before yesterdays match up. For Cardinals quarterback, Kevin Kolb, this game was personal. The Eagles are Kolb’s former team, who were very high on him in seasons past. When Michael Vick came back, Kolb was pushed to the side and eventually traded to the Cardinals after Vick stole the starting job from him.
As the game rolled around, The Cardinals offense was on point as Kolb threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns. Larry Fitzgerald finally came alive this week and caught nine passes for 114 yards and a touchdown while becoming the youngest player in NFL history to reach 700 receptions.
The defense absolutely crushed Michael Vick, sacking him 5 times and causing him to fumble twice. In fact, James Sanders returned one of the fumbles for a 93 yard touchdown. The Cardinals are off to their best start since 1973.
Vick entered the game second in the NFL with 688 yards. He finished the day with 217 yards on 17-of-37 passing.
The Eagles performance was terrible all around. They turned the ball over 3 times yesterday and their solid offense was held to only two field goals in a 27-6 lose. They have a total of 12 turnovers already in this young season.