The Philadelphia Eagles will have to bring their “A” game after Week 15.
The Arizona Cardinals are a hard team to read for this upcoming year. After acquiring DeAndre Hopkins in a trade, they have the potential to reach the playoffs, but potential doesn’t necessarily translate to wins.
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Regardless of whether or not they make the postseason, the Cardinals and the Eagles both will likely be playing meaningful football come Week 15 which sets the stage for a crucial matchup.
In recent Eagles history, the defense has struggled to contain mobile quarterbacks. Russell Wilson is 5-0 against the Eagles in his career and Kyler Murray is one of the few NFL quarterbacks who have a similar skill set. Many experts have him as a player who can potentially leap to become the 2020 NFL MVP.
The reason that this game will be so pivotal is because of its placement. The Cardinals may not seem like an extremely threatening team, but this is a very losable game for the Eagles. It will test Darius Slay’s ability to cover an elite receiver in DeAndre Hopkins and will test the mobility of the defensive line and the linebackers’ ability to contain Kyler Murray. The Cardinals have a lot of big-play ability and the Eagles must neutralize their weapons.
A win against the Cardinals would give the Eagles major momentum going into a key Week 16 matchup versus the Cowboys. A loss would place the Eagles in a very tough position.