NFL: the Eagles defeat the Cards 20 to 17 and remain perfect this season, at 5-0

NFL: the Eagles defeat the Cards 20 to 17 and remain perfect this season, at 5-0

A Jake Elliott field goal with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter gave the Philadelphia Eagles a 20-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, their fifth in as many outings on Sunday.

Kyler Murray and the Cards (2-3) rallied from a 14-0 second-half deficit to threaten Philly’s pristine start to the season.

After Elliott’s successful 23-yard attempt, Matt Ammendola had the opportunity to force overtime, but his kick was sorely inaccurate, going several feet to the right from 43 yards out. .

The Eagles’ two touchdowns in the game came on the ground from Jalen Hurts, who carried the ball 15 times for 61 yards and added 239 yards through the air.

It was Hurts’ 18th and 19th career majors by rush. He now leads Cam Newton for the most touchdowns by a quarterback by land before his 25th NFL start.

Philly will follow up with a matchup against their eternal rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, at prime time next Sunday night.

Rams drop another

The Los Angeles Rams, champions of the last Super Bowl, suffered a third loss in five games this season, defeated 22-10 by the Cowboys.

Defensively, DeMarcus Lawrence stood out by returning a 19-yard fumble to score a major early in the game.

“It was a surreal moment,” Lawrence said of his second touchdown in nine NFL seasons. “When the ball left his hands and hit my feet, I was like, ‘That can’t be true. When I turned around and saw no one around me, I said to myself, ‘That’s right!’ »

Dorance Armstrong created the fumble which was returned by Lawrence and then blocked a punt, also in the first quarter.

“Oh, it changed the whole dynamic,” linebacker Micah Parsons admitted of Armstrong and Lawrence’s actions. “We start as we end. We started with a big bang, and we ended with a big bang. »

Dallas manages to maintain the pace imposed by the Eagles and the New York Giants, with a record of four wins and one loss.

It’s the second year in a row that Dallas has scored four wins after losing star quarterback Dak Prescott to injury.

Tony Pollard rushed for 86 yards for the winners on just eight carries, while Ezekiell Eliott provided 78 ground yards.

Pollard notably scored a superb touchdown rushing 57 yards to the end zone in the second quarter.

Los Angeles suffered the loss despite Cooper Kupp’s 125 receiving yards and touchdown performance.

Sean McVay’s squad will try to get back on the winning path and the .500 mark by hosting the Carolina Panthers next Sunday.

It’s only the second time in six seasons under McVay that the Rams have posted a negative record.

“We’re facing some adversity right now,” McVay said. You learn a lot about people when you pass by. We’re not good enough right now. I will never pretend otherwise. »

So Cooper Rush went undefeated as the Texas starting quarterback, even though he only had 102 yards through the air against the Rams.

Malik Hooker had a decisive interception with three minutes and 29 seconds to confirm the victory for the Cowboys.

It was the second meeting between the two clubs at SoFi Stadium. In September 2020, in an empty stadium, the Rams won 20-17 for the inauguration of the team’s new home.

49ers defense still going strong; Bosa injured

Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, Emmanuel Moseley returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Carolina Panthers 37-15 for their first road win this season.

Jeff Wilson rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown as Tevin Coleman scored twice at majors for the 49ers (3-2), who added him to their active roster this week.

Christian McCaffrey had 104 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers, who are 1-4 this season and 11-27 under Matt Rhule.

San Francisco’s defense had allowed just 37 points before the game, the lowest total in the NFL. In four games, the Niners’ defense has now held its five opponents to less than 20 points.

The 49ers have been hustling Baker Mayfield all day despite losing Nick Bosa to a groin injury. Mayfield has completed 20 of 36 passes for 215 yards and has had as many interceptions (four) as touchdown passes since arriving in Carolina.

Tevin Coleman, who had four touchdowns for the 49ers in a 51-13 win over Carolina in 2019, was a big factor. He scored on a nine-yard play before edging out a covert for a 30-yard pass, which later led to a 49-yard field goal from Robbie Gould.

The Panthers trailed 10-3 late in the second quarter and seemed to gain some life after Yetur Gross-Matos blocked a field goal attempt by Gould.

But hopes soon turned sour when Mayfield missed his pass to McCaffrey and was intercepted by Emmanuel Moseley, who shoved the ball into the end zone for a touchdown with 55 seconds left in the first half. That interception gave the Niners a 17-3 lead.

Carolina came close to 17-9 on a 19-yard touchdown from McCaffrey, but the 49ers responded with a four-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to Deebo Samuel and a one-yard pass to Wilson late in the game. match.

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