The 5-1 Arizona Cardinals will face their sternest test of the 2014 NFL campaign when they host the 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles Sunday afternoon at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
The Cardinals are listed as 2.5 point favorites.
The Red Birds have had some nice wins against quality opponents this season – at home vs. the 49ers and Chargers – but a victory on Sunday against Philly would show the world that the Cards are for real.
The Eagles lead the NFC in scoring (30.5 PPG) and have a plethora of weapons in LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Darren Sproles. However, the key to their fine start has been their special teams – they rank first in kickoff and punt returns, having returned one of each for a TD this season. This is where Sproles in especially dangerous.
Philadelphia will try and gain control behind McCoy, Sproles and quarterback Nick Foles. Foles (10 TD passes, seven interceptions) has been a little shaky this season but he does have a premier receiver to throw to in Maclin (28 receptions for 456 yards and four touchdowns).Read more... Join the Conversation...