Fly Eagles Fly! Eagles top Green Bay in epic, barnburner of a game

There are four undefeated teams in the NFL. And the Arizona Cardinals are one of them. And they’ll also likely miss the playoffs. The Cardinals lost to the Green Bay Packers 44-38 on a…

Fly Eagles Fly! Eagles top Green Bay in epic, barnburner of a game

There are four undefeated teams in the NFL. And the Arizona Cardinals are one of them. And they’ll also likely miss the playoffs. The Cardinals lost to the Green Bay Packers 44-38 on a late interception and Drew Stanton’s last-second pass was picked off by Kevin King at the 5-yard line. Nick Foles, a special guest commentator for NBC, also threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes for the Eagles, one to Golden Tate and the other to Nelson Agholor. With their 12th win, the Eagles will be the fifth team in the NFL history to have a record of 12-4 since the 1970 merger. It’s the first time the team has ever done it. The game, as some have pointed out, was an epic struggle. Carson Wentz went 42 of 62 for 429 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Eagles. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers threw for 425 yards and two touchdowns. It was, without a doubt, the type of game only 24-19 — Butler’s career pick-six — can produce. Oh, and then there was the end of the game.

There are four undefeated teams in the NFL. And the Arizona Cardinals are one of them.

And they’ll also likely miss the playoffs.

The Cardinals lost to the Green Bay Packers 44-38 on a late interception and Drew Stanton’s last-second pass was picked off by Kevin King at the 5-yard line.

Nick Foles, a special guest commentator for NBC, also threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes for the Eagles, one to Golden Tate and the other to Nelson Agholor.

With their 12th win, the Eagles will be the fifth team in the NFL history to have a record of 12-4 since the 1970 merger. It’s the first time the team has ever done it.

The game, as some have pointed out, was an epic struggle. Carson Wentz went 42 of 62 for 429 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Eagles.

Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers threw for 425 yards and two touchdowns.

It was, without a doubt, the type of game only 24-19 — Butler’s career pick-six — can produce.

Oh, and then there was the end of the game.

Jeffery Moreland’s 40-yard field goal attempt banked off the right upright as time expired in regulation. He later hit from 40 yards as time expired in the overtime.

It was a wild ending to an exciting, if close, game.

The teams traded three touchdowns and field goals in the first quarter, then the Eagles finally took the lead for good late in the third quarter. Foles hit Alshon Jeffery for a 5-yard touchdown.

The Packers regained the lead on Brett Hundley’s 27-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Randall Cobb with 5:40 left in the game.

The game was set up by a huge drop by Cardinals receiver Christian Kirk. He beat the Packers defense deep on the previous play.

Cobb continued the momentum with a 49-yard reception early in the fourth quarter. On the next play, Rodgers found Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 31-yard touchdown.

The Packers increased their lead to 39-31 on Davante Adams’ 5-yard touchdown catch late in the third quarter.

Foles trimmed the deficit to 39-35 with a 59-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz late in the third quarter.

The Eagles responded with a 13-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Dallas Goedert to tie the game 38-38.

Steven Hauschka’s 29-yard field goal put the Eagles ahead 37-38 with a minute left in the game.

Jamaal Williams took the ensuing kickoff 78 yards to the Arizona 49-yard line, giving the Packers a golden opportunity to win the game.

Aaron Rodgers was picked off by Tyrann Mathieu at the 43 with 57 seconds left.

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