Eagles falter against Arizona

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Dec 21, 2015 2:57 AM

Fans sit in a nearly-empty section of Lincoln Financial Field during the second half of an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia still controls its playoff destiny in the NFC, even after a 40-17 loss to Arizona.

The 6-8 Eagles would win the NFC East title if they beat Washington  at home and the Giants on the road.

Philly watched the Cardinals clinch the NFC West title.

Eagles Coach Chip Kelly says his team made too many mistakes.

"Against this team, I think they've had one turnover in the last three games themselves. They had one penalty. They had no turnovers," he said. "Against a really good team like that, you can't turn the ball over like we did."

Arizona's David Johnson ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns and Carson Palmer threw a TD pass in the win.

The Cardinals (12-2) will earn a first-round bye with a win over Green Bay next week.

They still have a chance to secure the No. 1 seed if they win out and Carolina (14-0) loses its last two games.

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