GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 23: Mike Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is sacked by Daryl Washington #58 of the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Lost In The Desert: Eagles Crushed In Arizona 27-6

The Eagles turnover issues finally came home to roost as they lost to the Cardinals 27-6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

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Eagles change punters

The Eagles cut punter Chas Henry and signed former All-Pro Mat McBriar on Tuesday.

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Andy Reid Says Michael Vick's Starting Status Will Be Evaluated

The Philadelphia Eagles may be re-evaluating their quarterback situation after they lost to the Arizona Cardinals, 27-6, on Sunday, picking up their first loss of the season. When speaking to the media on Monday, Reid's comments about Vick's performance and a possible quarterback change were not exactly a resounding endorsement of the veteran.

"Right now we're with Michael," said Reid. "That's what we're doing. We'll evaluate it as we go."

The Eagles failed to score a touchdown against the Cardinals' defense and only had three drives longer than 35 yards. Vick was 17-of-37 against Arizona, throwing for 213 yards.

In three games this season, Vick has thrown twice as many interceptions (6) as touchdowns (3). Thus far in 2012, Vick is 69-of-125 passing for 905 yards.

If the Eagles do back a change under center, it could be rookie Nick Foles who takes over after he saw considerable action in the preseason when Vick was resting injuries.

This story originally appeared at SBNation.com. For more coverage of the Cardinals, visit Revenge Of The Birds. For more coverage of the Eagles, visit Bleeding Green Nation.

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Eagles Vs Cardinals Inactives: Adrian Wilson A Surprise Scratch

The Eagles and Cardinals have released their inactives for today's matchup and there's a surprise for Arizona. S Adrian Wilson has been scratched along with TE Todd Heap. Less surprisingly for the Cards is QB John Skelton inactive.

LaRon Byrd, Williams Powell, Senio Kelemete & Pat McQuistan are the other inactives for Arizona.


For the Eagles, its pretty much as expected with starters Jeremy Maclin & King Dunlap out. Both players were ruled out earlier this week. Riley Cooper, Dion Lewis, Vinny Curry, Nate Menkins and Trent Edwards are also inactive today for the Eagles.

As Eliot Shorr-Parks points out on Bleeding Green Nation, scratching a seemingly healthy Dion Lewis probably doesn't bode well for his future.

For Dion Lewis, it is the 3rd game in a row he has been inactive. Lewis is fighting an injury, but with Eagles coaches no longer committing to him as the back up running back, you have to wonder if keeping him inactive has more to do with the coaches just liking Bryce Brown and Chris Polk better.

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Eagles Vs Cardinals: Analyzing The Matchups

The Eagles travel to Arizona to take on the surprising 2-0 Cardinals Sunday

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Jeremy Maclin Injury: Eagles WR Ruled Out For Sunday

Andy Reid announced at his Friday press conference that WR Jeremy Maclin has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.

The news is somewhat of a surprise given that Maclin had returned to practice yesterday. He left the game Sunday after aggravating a hip pointer that he suffered in week one.

This leaves the Eagles with 4 healthy WRs, with Riley Cooper still on the shelf. Given that the Eagles went into week 1 with only 4 active WRs, I don’t think we should expect a roster move. In all likelihood, we’ll see Damaris Johnson slot in for Maclin and Jason Avant will keep his place in the slot. Mardy Gilyard, who stood out for the Eagles in preseason and was just brought back last week, will obviously be active Sunday and hopefully gets a chance to play.

The other injury news is less surprising. King Dunlap has been ruled out meaning that Demetress Bell will get the start at LT. Bell was brought in to be the starter after the Jason Peters injury, but lost his job to Dunlap in camp. Dunlap hasn’t really impressed in the first two games and Bell did a solid job in limited time last week, so there’s a chance we don’t see much of a dropoff, if at all. For Bell, it may even be a chance to hit reset on his season and possibly claim the job for the rest of the year.

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Evaluating Eagles QB Michael Vick After 2 Games

Michael Vick has the Eagles off to a hot start. The team is 2-0, both comeback wins led by him. He's thrown for 688 yards. The downside is that he's also thrown 6 interceptions. How do we evaluate his overall play so far?

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Eagles Injury Update: Jeremy Maclin Returns To Practice

Good news for Eagles fans and Jeremy Maclin fantasy owners as the WR returned to practice today in a limited fashion.

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Jason Kelce Injury Gives Dallas Reynolds A Chance

The Eagles placed starting center Jason Kelce on IR today and signed C Steve Vallos to fill his roster spot. However, Vallos won’t take his place in the lineup. That responsibility falls to Dallas Reynolds.

Reynolds, who most Eagles fans have likely never heard of, has actually hung on with the team for the last 3 seasons as a member of the practice squad. He came to the Eagles as undrafted free agent and originally worked at offensive tackle, but saw time at guard as well. Sunday was the first time he’d ever played guard in a game.

Andy Reid said that they kept Reynolds around for so long because he kept making progress and they believed in him.

“He got stronger, and that is what he needed to do, and he lived in that weight room and got himself where he needed to compete at this level,” Reid said. “He was able to pick up the offense well.”

It probably didn’t hurt that he played o-line for BYU, just like Reid himself.

And Reynolds actually acquitted himself quite well in his first action. Philly mag’s Sheil Kapadia examined the tape and didn’t see any glaring problems after Dallas was subbed in.

Not sure if I tempered my expectations for Reynolds or if he really played well, but I was impressed with the way he came in and performed. I didn’t notice any missed blocks that resulted in a sack or a hit on Vick. On the 13-yard third-down completion to Johnson, he started out with Watkins, double-teaming Ngata, recognized a delayed blitzer and switched to help Mathis. Really nice job for someone seeing his first NFL action.

And it has to be seen as a minor miracle that there wasn’t a single botched snap, which seems to happen like clockwork whenever a backup center comes into a game.

Reynolds says he’s just happy to finally get his shot.

“I was looking forward to this moment for a long time,” Reynolds said. “After a few years on the practice squad, to be active and have a chance to play and start, I am excited for the opportunity.”

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