The Arizona Cardinals are taking on the Phaildelphia Eagles this week on Sunday night, December 20, 2015, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Game time is 8:30 pm EDT and the game is on TV on NBC with announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth along with sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
This should be a terrific NFL “Sunday Night Football” game as the Philadelphia Eagles need to win to make the playoffs this season and the Arizona Cardinals need a win to try and lock up the NFC West and a first round playoff bye. Both teams come into the game on hot streaks as the Cardinals have won seven straight games and the Eagles have won two in a row including a big win over the New England Patriots.
- Arizona Cardinals -3.5 at Philadelphia Eagles (O/U is 51)
The Arizona Cardinals are 11-2 this season and they are favored in the betting odds by 3.5 points this week to beat the Philadelphia Eagles on the road. The Cardinals have wins this season over the Saints, Bears, 49ers twice, Lions, Ravens, Browns, Seahawks, Bengals, Rams and Vikings. The Cardinals have losses to the Rams and Steelers. Arizona QB Carson Palmer is 27-8 as the Cardinals starting quarterback.
The Philadelphia Eagles are just 6-7 this season. The Eagles have wins over the Jets, Saints, Giants, Cowboys, Patriots and Bills. The Eagles have losses to the Falcons, Cowboys, Redskins, Panthers, Dolphins, Buccaneers, and Lions. Quarterback Sam Bradford is 6-5 starting for the Eagles this season but just 24-35-1 lifetime in the NFL.
The over/under for the game is 51 points. The Cardinals are averaging 31 points scored per game while the Eagles are averaging 23 points scored per game. The Cardinals defense gives up an average of 19 points per game and the Eagles are giving up 25 points per game.
While the Arizona Cardinals have a three game lead atop the NFC West over Seattle with just three games to play they really need to win this game because their last two games are vs the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. Arizona only has a two game lead over Green Bay to secure a bye in the first week of the playoffs. If the Cardinals lose to the Eagles the Packers could tie them next week for a bye and then if they lose that game they could play the Seahawks for the division title the last week of the season.
The Eagles sit atop the NFC East tied with the Washington Redskins and New York Giants. So they need to win this game to keep pace for the division title as the Eagles are unlikely to get a Wildcard playoff spot this season. So both teams have a lot on the line in this “Sunday Night Football” game this week. Find out what happens Sunday night on NBC in what should be a highly entertaining NFL game.