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Arizona Cardinals 3-0 after routing Philadelphia Eagles


Are the Arizona Cardinals the most surprising team in football?

You certainly can make a strong case. Ken Whisenhunt's team dominated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in a 27-6 win, moving to 3-0 on the season. It's the Cardinals' first 3-0 start since 1974.

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The game's most important play was representative of the entire afternoon. It came on the last play of the first half, with the Eagles down 17-0 and 1 measly yard from the Cardinals' end zone.

Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes blitzed around the back end and crushed Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, forcing a fumble. The ball was scooped up by Arizona's James Sanders, who took it back 93 yards for the score. A 14-point swing. Drive safely, folks.

The Cardinals plain beat up the Eagles, specifically the quarterback. Late in the game, Fox put up a graphic indicating Vick had been hit 20 times. Twenty times! Naturally, Vick was tossed to the ground for unlucky No. 21 on the next play.

This is a very good Cardinals defense, delivering a big-time performance without the services of injured safety Adrian Wilson. When Kevin Kolb shows up to play -- as he did Sunday -- the Cardinals are tough to beat.

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