Though many of us were there to witness this, it’s hard to imagine that the Arizona Cardinals were once members of a five-team NFC East division. 121 times they’ve met the Philadelphia Eagles on the field for a football game. Most times, the game has gone in the Cards’ favor. Arizona leads the all-time series by a 60-56-5 margin.
Though it may not seem like this would be the case, much of the reason for that is the guys out west have been tremendously successful as of late. Philly’s been on the wrong end of the final score’s tally after seven of the last ten meetings.
On Sunday, Jalen Hurts suits up for a quarterback duel versus Kyler Murray for the second time in his young career. We expect Philly to win. We expect the following prop bets to work out in your favor as well.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts Passing Yards: Over 247.5 (-114)
The last time Jalen Hurts traveled out west to lead the Eagles’ offense versus Arizona’s defense, it was only the second start of his career. He threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles lost this game.
Sure, these are two different teams now even if the cast of characters is the same. For Philadelphia to win this time around, his team will need a similar effort from him as points can be stacked up by the Cards offense in a hurry.
Throwing for more than 247.5 yards should be an easy ask for QB1. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine that, with the tear he’s on, he’d pass for less. Arizona’s defense isn’t that great.
Miles Sanders’ Total Rushing Yards: Over 65.5 (-114)
Here are the cold, hard facts. If the Eagles determine that they want to run the ball with some regularity, which we believe they will, Arizona isn’t going to stop them. They don’t stop anyone, except for the Carolina Panthers. They held Christian McCaffrey to 24 yards rushing and 3.4 yards per carry, but that’s the exception to the rule and not the rule itself.
Miles Sanders, at some point in this one, will break one, and that will put him over the 65.5-point threshold or well beyond it.
DeVonta Smith Total Receiving Yards: Over 55.5 (-114)
Everyone remembers where they were when it was announced that the Eagles had acquired A.J. Brown by way of a draft-day trade. Everyone also, at some point shortly thereafter, probably thought something along these lines:
DeVonta Smith is going to have a huge season if he’s matched up with the opposing defense’s second-best cover corner.
So far, it’s been an up-and-down season for Number 6. He had zero catches in Week 1. He racked up 17 yards receiving in Week 4, but we can’t imagine a scenario in which he’s held under 55.5 yards receiving in Week 5.
It isn’t going to rain. The conditions will be much better than they were for the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Expect Philly to gain some better traction on offense this week, both figuratively and literally.
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