Philadelphia Eagles: Week 13 Against Arizona Cardinals Features Incredible Matchup

By Ryan Heckman
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Well, well, look what we’ve got here. The Philadelphia Eagles are atop the NFC East after a win over the Washington Redskins behind three rushing touchdowns on the day. Between Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy, the Eagles ran their way into the end zone on three separate occasions and took down a reeling Redskins team.

Now entering their bye week, the Eagles have some time off to try and continue to get healthy as well as prepare for another NFC franchise on the heels of a three-game win streak — the Arizona Cardinals.

Wait, what?

Yes, the Cardinals have now won three straight and currently sit at 6-4. The biggest reason why the Cardinals have won is due to their very solid defense, specifically against the run. Arizona is second in the league against the run, giving up just 81.4 yards per game. On the flip side, the Eagles are second in the league running the ball, putting up over 150 yards per game.

For the Eagles to win, they might end up having to pass the ball. That might be just fine for Foles, though, as he’s been absolutely perfect since becoming the starter for Philadelphia. On the season, Foles has tossed 16 touchdowns versus zero interceptions. In what has been a positive turn in fortune for Philly, Foles looks to be the part for a franchise quarterback of the future.

The Eagles absolutely must not abandon the run, though. Getting McCoy the ball on a regular basis will keep the defense honest, thus giving Foles the ability to take advantage of a weaker Arizona secondary — only ranking 20th in the league. This game will be a much better one than anticipated earlier this season, and Foles may just have to win it.

You know what? He’s more than capable of doing just that.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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