Cardinals-Eagles matchup has featured fun, competitive games
The year 2015 was the last time the Cardinals made the playoffs. They were an absolute force under Bruce Arians’ “No risk it, no biscuit” offense which emphasized the deep ball. Carson Palmer broke records that were previously held by Kurt Warner and Neil Lomax, David Johnson was looking an absolute steal and performing at a Pro Bowl level, and the defense was stout as well as the Cardinals finished with their best ever regular season record of 13-3.
This really was a blowout from the start, and there highs and lows from this game. The high was David Johnson’s version of the beastquake touchdown run, a blowout win on primetime television, and clinching the NFC West for the first time since 2009.
The low of the game was a senseless choice of putting in all-star safety Tyrann Mathieu on a punt return late in the game when there was no chance of the eagles winning. He ended up tearing his ACL, and his absence sure hurt the Cardinals in the NFC championship game were Carolina absolutely destroyed them. Philly finished the year 7-9 and did not qualify for the playoffs.