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Eagles must stop Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd to beat Cardinals via nj.com

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will be facing a challenge in the Arizona Cardinals secondary Sunday.

The bigger challenge for Philadelphia may be on the other side of the ball, mainly in wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald, a seven-time Pro Bowler, enters Sunday’s game with 50 catches and 606 yards. His eight touchdowns equal his best season in four years, with five games left on the schedule. The veteran has 18 catches and four TDs during the Cardinals four-game winning streak and has nine career touchdown grabs against the Eagles, including playoffs.

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RIPLE A-GAP pressure is pretty much what it sounds like, the space between the guards busier than the Ben Franklin tolls at morning rush hour.

Everybody uses it here and there, or at least has it in the playbook. The Arizona Cardinals of former Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who visit Lincoln Financial Field Sunday, use it more than most.

In fact, the Cards are the blitzingest defense in the NFL, bringing extra pass rushers on 48.9 percent of their defensive snaps this season. In a 34-22 loss to Seattle last month, Arizona blitzed Russell Wilson 21 times on 34 dropbacks, which is a whole darned lot. How the Eagles and Nick Foles handle that pressure might be Sunday’s most important question.
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In fact, the Cards are the blitzingest defense in the NFL, bringing extra pass rushers on 48.9 percent of their defensive snaps this season. In a 34-22 loss to Seattle last month, Arizona blitzed Russell Wilson 21 times on 34 dropbacks, which is a whole darned lot. How the Eagles and Nick Foles handle that pressure might be Sunday’s most important question.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20131129_Eagles_confident_they_can_handle_Cardinals__blitz.html#ZWFcsJpqbKDLz018.99
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