TV Schedule: Sunday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
Weather: High 46, Low 38
Line: Philadelphia (-3)
At the beginning of the season, no one saw the Arizona Cardinals having a winning record and contending for the second place standing in the NFC West through the first 12 weeks of the season. As one of the league’s red-hot teams, the Cardinals are looking to continue that against another surging team. Carson Palmer was the king of interceptions not too long ago and now he has thrown four times as many touchdowns as interceptions in his past few games, amounting to 2,887 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season. Michael Floyd has been on fire in the receiving game as well, catching 49 passes for 761 yards and three touchdowns — second only to Larry Fitzgerald‘s eight touchdowns.
The Philadelphia Eagles have gone through many changes since the first few weeks of the season and a new quarterback under center after multiple injuries to Michael Vick have people doubting he has a future with the organization. Nick Foles is now the man in charge of throwing passes and he has done a superb job of it. Foles has passed for 1,554 yards and 16 touchdowns since taking over for Vick and the most impressive stats of all: no interceptions and a 64 percent completion rate. DeSean Jackson has been solid all season long as one of the league’s top wide outs, catching 58 passes for 985 yards and seven touchdowns. LeSean McCoy has excelled in the new system in place under Chip Kelly, rushing for 1,009 yards and five scores.
Defensively, the Eagles have fared better at keeping teams out of the endzone in recent weeks, but have struggled to slow teams down yardage-wise. The Eagles rank 17th in the league in points allowed and 31st in the league in total yards allowed as well as 32nd in passing yards allowed. The Cardinals rank eighth in both points and yards allowed while ranking second in rushing yards allowed per game.
PREDICTION: Cardinals 24, Eagles 31