The Arizona Cardinals head east to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday
For the third time in the Bruce Arians era, the Arizona Cardinals will travel back east to play the Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz will be playing his first game against the Cardinals.
Wentz is off to a pretty good start to the 2017 season, his second in the NFL. He has thrown six touchdown passes against just two interceptions. He has thrown 1,058-yards with a quarterback rating of 90.5.
That’s pretty good for a seasoned veteran to start a season much less a second-year player like Wentz. As for Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, his numbers are a little different.
Palmer has thrown for 1,282-yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions. His rating is currently 78.2.
The Eagles are in first place in the NFC East at 3-1. The Cardinals are in a tie for second place in the NFC West at 2-2.
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Both teams are scheduled to practice on Wednesday, so we will get our first look at injuries. For the Cardinals, all eyes will be to see if left tackle D.J. Humphries makes it out on the field or not.
Also watch for linebacker Kareem Martin to start in place of Markus Golden, who was lost for the season on Monday. Golden tore his ACL. The timing for recovery unfortunately will not allow for a comeback this season.
The Eagles are coming off a 26-24 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Cardinals are coming off an overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers.
For both teams coming in off of close games should mean something. If you are looking for meaning of the 2017 season, it may not come for awhile or even ever.
One man who will not be out on the field for the Eagles on Sunday is running back Darren Sproles. He broke his arm and tore his ACL on the same play in the Eagles week three victory over the New York Giants.