Unfortunately this will likely be a recurring theme week in and week out, talking about Cardinals injuries. This week they have already ruled out left tackle D.J. Humphries and defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche.
They also will have to make gametime decisions on receiver John Brown, J.J. Nelson and guard Alex Boone. It sounded like Nelson would likely be a go. He and Brown participated in practice in a limited fashion all week.
As mentioned, the Eagles have ruled out defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Also out is cornerback Ronald Darby. Four Eagles are listed as questionable including running back Wendell Smallwood.
This game really is a toss-up. The injuries for both sides don’t clear those matters up one bit. It all comes down to moving the ball and putting it in the end zone as far as the Cardinals are concerned.
Last week too many points from their kicker Phil Dawson. This week the Cardinals must put the ball in the end zone. Philadelphia will not allow the Cardinals to get away with field goals only and win. They are not the 49ers.
That being said, the Cardinals will see Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz for the first time. We all wish this game would turn out like their last visit to Philadelphia in December 2015 when the Cardinals won 40-17. This won’t be that type of game.
Still, the Cardinals should not be written off. However one or two turnovers may make the difference. Ultimately with a team prone to making a lot of small mistakes, it could prove to be too much. We hope for the best and hope for victory but it will be tough on Sunday.
Eagles 31 Cardinals 27