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Attaboy, Skelton!

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13: John Skelton #19 of the Arizona Cardinals looks to pass as Derek Landri #94 of the Philadelphia Eagles icloses in for a sack during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 21-17. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

The New York football teams may have disappointed us yesterday, but The Sports Section's official favorite athlete did not. John Skelton — who we'll remind you attended Fordham (Joe's alma mater) and was drafted by the Cardinals (Will's pro team of choice) — wasn't perfect yesterday, when for the second straight week he started in place of the injured Kevin Kolb. He threw three touchdown passes, but also threw a pair of interceptions from inside the Arizona twenty-yard line. However, down three late in the fourth quarter, he led Arizona down field on an eleven-play, 87-yard drive, which culminated in a touchdown pass to Early Doucet. Final score: Arizona 21, Philadelphia 17. So just to recap: A quarterback out of Fordham led the buzz saw that is the Arizona Cardinals on a game-winning fourth-quarter drive to drop the Eagles to 3-6. This blog approves. [AP via ESPN]

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Photo: Rich Schultz/2011 Getty Images