Game Recap: Eagles Blast Cardinals; Improve To 4-1

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It took 10 plays to cover 54 yards, since Wentz took his only sack of the game and Corey Clement was dropped for a one-yard loss on a second-down play, but they got to the end zone, on a 15-yard Wentz-to-Trey Burton touchdown.

Carson Wentz had a record breaking game, completing 21 of his 30 passes for 297 yards, threw four touchdowns and one interception.

The Cardinals didn't do a bad job of getting pressure on Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on Sunday, but it didn't matter.

Wentz has been impressive all season, especially on third down, where he has a 137.7 passer rating, six touchdowns, and a 71.1 completion percentage.

It was a statement win for the now 4-1 Eagles against a team that typically gives them fits - or Fitz. Being down by three touchdowns, however, with three quarters left has proved to be almost impossible to come back from.

John Brown would catch the only touchdown for the Cardinals, scoring on 13-yard touchdown pass. The Cardinals have allowed 19 sacks through five games.

With Ronald Darby still recovering from his ankle injury, Robinson has made the most of his opportunities. On Sunday, he carved up the Cardinals for 121 passing yards and three TDs.in the first quarter alone. In the first four weeks, the Eagles have given up 52 points in the fourth quarter, including 24 against the Giants and 14 against the Chargers.

Palmer, who was the most hit quarterback in the National Football League coming into Sunday's contest, didn't have it any easier against the Eagles' potent defensive line. Johnson missed the second half with what the team called a "head injury".

Once again, Palmer had a rough day under center. Wentz might be young, but when you have a franchise quarterback, keeping him upright is paramount.

Chris Johnson could not find any success on the ground, gaining just 21 yards on nine carries.

Injury update: Already playing without their best defensive player, tackle Fletcher Cox, the Eagles lost right tackle Lane Johnson, their best offensive player.

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