Kevin Kolb will look to propel the Cardinals to the franchise’s first 3-0 record since 1974 when they play host to the Eagles on Sunday. But if Arizona does indeed stay perfect on the young season, they are going to have to do so as underdogs. According to Bovada, the Eagles have been installed as a four-point favorite.
Frankly, last week’s line which placed the Eagles as a 2.5 point favorite seemed a bit goofy given the disparity between the performances of the Ravens and Eagles. This week’s line, however, seems spot on.
In terms of the mental advantage, this one probably comes out as a wash. Arizona is coming off a monster win at Foxboro last Sunday, but the Eagles are also looking to keep an emotional high after winning an extremely physical and tough game against Baltimore.
The trends? This game is no layup given Arizona’s 7-1 record over their last eight regular season games, but the Eagles are also looking to extend their regular season win-streak to an impressive seven games–so something has to give.
But the Eagles get the nod here because they’re generally a public play and considered the more talented team. Plus, I mean, Kevin Kolb? Come on now.