Arizona Sports predicts Cardinals vs. Eagles
It's a battle of undefeated teams as the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles visit the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Oddly enough, neither team has looked particularly impressive early on this season, though by the time this game is over one of them will be sitting pretty at 3-0.
Which team will keep its record perfect? The experts at Arizona Sports 620 tell you, and we encourage you to post your prediction with a comment.
How in the world are the Philadelphia Eagles 2-0? You're not supposed to turn the ball over nine times and be -3 in turnover margin and be able to win games in the NFL.
I reviewed all six of Michael Vick's interceptions, and I'll say this: the Cardinals defense has got to be licking their chops. Vick continues to make poor decisions with the football; throwing across his body, throwing late over the middle, etc. And he's never been all that accurate. I think the Cardinals defense, which has been excellent in the first two weeks of the season, forces at least three Eagles miscues and uses their formula of not losing the game on offense on their way to a win.
I am completely drinking Ray Horton's Kool-Aid.
The question for this game is no longer about the tackles. When are the three veterans in the middle of the O-line going to push anyone backwards to create running lanes? Cards win if they do and lose if they don't.
Very difficult game to pick. The temptation is strong to go with the Eagles; they have so many weapons offensively and last year were great at getting to the quarterback. And I know, I just know, one of these weeks the Cardinals inability to hit on those missed opportunities will cost them. But, the Eagles are banged up on the O-line, the Cardinals defense has the look of a shooter in craps who just can't miss and did well against Vick last year. Most vital of all, the game is at University of Phoenix Stadium. It's very hard to go against the home team in this league.
Final Score: Cardinals 23, Eagles 20
The roll continues of winning games by 7 points or less. I love Arizona at home against a team that turns the ball over an awful lot and might be looking ahead to next weekend's showdown vs. the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants. I'm just not a believer in Michael Vick and never have been. In an era where quarterbacks are throwing for 4,000 and 5,000 yards a season, Vick has only gone over 3,000 yards twice in his career. Last season he threw 14 interceptions and had 10 fumbles, four of which were lost. As much as he has great weapons around him, Vick is not good enough to take this team deep in the playoffs. Why they don't just give LeSean McCoy the ball 30 times a game is beyond me. Both defenses are playing well, but I give Arizona the edge there and of course on special teams as well.
Final Score: Cardinals 23, Eagles 20
All week I've been thinking the Cardinals were going to win this one, but I'm starting to have doubts.
The Eagles can really get after the quarterback, and that's going to be a big issue for an Arizona team that has still not yet proven an ability to protect the passer.
They won't be able to keep Kolb clean Sunday, and it will lead to at least two Arizona turnovers.
The Cardinals defense will come to play, but the offense's inability to move the chains will ultimately do them in.
After the first two weeks there's nothing that comes close to signifying a change from the "nothing normal ever happens" mantra the Cardinals have had going for what seems like a long time now. In that spirit, I expect another wild one this Sunday in Glendale (Don't ask me how either team finishes with those scores, just tune in & watch it happen).
Final Score: Cardinals 23, Eagles 22
Paulie Prediction: nine turnovers & two 1-point wins. How are the Eagles 2-0? Despite their top-ranked offense, the difference is on defense. Philly has a legit D. Which means the Cards D will feed off demonstrating who's better. DRC will post a pick-six, but Cards will win by 6.
Final Score: Cardinals 20, Eagles 14
Michael Vick has been a turnover machine so far this season, and as far as I'm concerned the only reason that hasn't cost them is that teams have not been able to capitalize and score points off of the turnovers. The Eagles defense may very well be too good for the Cardinals offense, however short fields due to interceptions may negate that. I think the Cards get three interceptions, and two are returned for touchdowns.
Final Score: Cardinals 24, Eagles 13
Sunday is going to be exciting, but it's going to leave Cardinals fans with a sour taste in their mouth. It's going to come down to the fourth quarter and the Eagles are going edge the Cards late with a LeSean McCoy touchdown.
Final Score: Eagles 20, Cardinals 16
Is it weird I think the Cards have a good thing going? Cards defense shows off at home.
Final Score: Cardinals 21, Eagles 17
When the Cardinals "should win", they lose...when they "should lose", they win. Count 'em out...shame on you (and me).
I'm not sure what they should do this week. This game is for the birds...Eagles vs. Cardinals...so I turned to their predator...my cat...Mr. Pinky...and he said Cardinals by a Feely field goal.
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