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9 winners and 1 loser from the Eagles’ win over the Cardinals

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All I do is win win win no matter what

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles railroaded the Cardinals 34-7 (recap here). As always there are winners and not as always there are basically no losers. Certainly none on the Eagles.

WINNERS

The Eagles

For the second straight week, they won, the rest of the division didn’t, with the Redskins on a bye, the Giants losing to the previously winless Chargers, and the Cowboys losing in heartbreaking if you’re a Cowboys fan, laugh my ass off if you’re not fashion. Philadelphia has a big lead on the NFC East.

Carson Wentz

Wentz threw for his first 3 touchdown game of his career…. in the 1st quarter.

Having won last week in Carson, California, and then out-dueled Carson Palmer, Carson Wentz is now indisputably the greatest Carson in NFL history.

Torrey Smith

Not today, with a big touchdown and a contender for touchdown celebration of the year.

Kenjon Barner

The Cardinals special teams are bad, but Barner embarrassed them. To add a cherry on top, he looked solid when used in the offense.

Patrick Robinson

Two dropped interceptions to start the game, and then he tipped Phil Dawson’s FG attempt to end the first half.

Stefen Wisniewski

I’m not sure if the Eagles scored on every drive he played, but it sure felt like it.

Nelson Agholor

That was a fun touchdown.

Eagles defense

After a pair of bad fourth quarters, the Eagles defense was lights out against the Cardinals. The secondary played a strong game against a passing attack that loves to go deep. The whole second half was low leverage, and it would have been forgivable if they gave up a score in garbage time, especially if it ate a lot of clock. Instead, they pitched a second half shutout, contributing to the Eagles first 60 minute win of the season.

Dave Fipp

The Cardinals kick return was non-existent and they dominated the punt and field goal units, along with Barner’s strong game. Fipp has had a handful of games where his unit was just as big of a reason for a win as any unit, if not the reason why the Eagles won (for the latter, Rams 2014 and Patriots 2015 immediately spring to mind). Today was one of those games.

LOSER

Larry Fitzgerald

It’s better to burn out than it is to fade away. Coming off the least efficient season of his career, Fitzgerald is having the second worst year and had a terrible day at the office. He didn’t catch a pass until the end of the 1st half, and half of his receptions went for less than 7 yards.