Philadelphia Eagles versus Arizona: 6 Questions ahead of Week 15

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2. What can Philadelphia Eagles fans expect from the Cardinals’ offense?

Simply put, fans can expect to see the Cardinals do what the Eagles just did to the New Orleans Saints. They’ll just be placing more of an emphasis on deep rollouts and the play-action passing game.

Arizona will, more than likely, look to complete deep passes to their star receivers and keep an even flow of pass and rush attempts, but fear not Eagles fans. Philly’s defense can take a few pointers from a few teams that have beaten the Cardinals recently.

3. Can the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense hold up against Arizona’s attack?

This may be the biggest concern for the Birds heading into Week 15. The Iggles’ injuries in the secondary make defending guys like Hopkins a tall task to execute, but defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz should still be able to do a lot of what worked versus the Saints.

The Eagles’ defense could also learn a lot from what their rivals, the New York Giants, did. They were intentional about not leaving DeAndre Hopkins in single coverage. That’s especially true seeing as how there’s a high chance that Darius Slay won’t play. The Cards have been exposed slightly over the past few weeks. Their offensive line isn’t the best, and they’ve had a tough go versus top-ranked defensive fronts. We definitely know the Eagles have one of those.

Another advantage that the Eagles will have is that Murray isn’t one-hundred percent physically. A shoulder injury has limited some of his mobility and has affected his throwing motion. Murray’s pocket presence hasn’t been great, particularly if the opposing defense plays in a wide scheme.