Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles revolves around their quarterback. But assuming incumbent Carson Wentz is still in the driver’s seat, the Cardinals defense has a golden opportunity. Especially if they’re a healthy unit at this point sans Chandler Jones.
On paper, the Cardinals look like the better unit on both sides of the ball against a team that has been decimated by injuries and inconsistency at quarterback. The Eagles do have a stellar interior pass rush and two capable edge rushers on defense, meaning it’s possible that this unit can contain Murray from tucking and running.
However, Murray has also become one of the league’s more accurate passers and is growing to become just as dangerous in the pocket as he is when scrambling. Given the Eagles inconsistent play on offense, the Cardinals defense can put this game into their prolific offense’s hands.
If the Eagles can return to being even remotely healthy and if Wentz finds a way to limit the turnovers, the Cards may have their hands full. But if the same issues persist for the Eagles, the Cardinals can pull out yet another win against a former division rival.