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Cardinals vs. Eagles: Clash at Lincoln Financial Field"

The stage is set for an intense showdown this Sunday as the Arizona Cardinals face off against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET, promising an exhilarating clash between these two NFL titans.

Last week, the Cardinals (3-12) suffered an unfortunate defeat, marking their eighth loss in the last ten games as they fell 27-16 against the Chicago Bears. Meanwhile, the Eagles (11-4) managed to break their three-game losing streak with an impressive 33-25 victory over the Giants.

Heading into this game, the Eagles are the favored team with a 12-point spread and a game total set at 48 points.

Both teams have had their share of injury concerns. For the Cardinals, several key players including LB Zaven Collins, WR Marquise Brown, and DE Kevin Strong are questionable, although QB Kyler Murray is likely to play. On the other side, the Eagles have their own concerns with LB Zach Cunningham and CB Avonte Maddox listed as questionable, while G Landon Dickerson and LB Nicholas Morrow are probable.

Analyzing the Cardinals' performance, they've showcased strength in red zone touchdown conversion, boasting a top-five ranking in this critical aspect of the game. However, their recent game against the Bears revealed a struggle to capitalize on opportunities, managing only 16 points while being outgained significantly. The Cardinals' offense averages 18.3 points per game and struggles particularly in passing yards, ranking 29th in the league. Defensively, they face challenges, conceding an average of 26.9 points and ranking poorly in rushing yards allowed.

Contrastingly, the Eagles have found success, especially on the ground. In their win against the Giants, they displayed dominance, outgaining their opponents and securing crucial fourth-quarter points. Quarterback Jalen Hurts played a pivotal role, passing for over 300 yards, while the team showcased a strong rushing game, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. The Eagles' offense scores an average of 26.1 points per game, excelling in rushing yards and third-down conversion. However, their defense struggles, allowing significant yardage and ranking lower in key defensive metrics.

As the Cardinals and Eagles prepare to clash, the matchup promises to be an intriguing battle of offensive and defensive strengths. While the Eagles are favored, both teams bring unique qualities and vulnerabilities to the field, setting the stage for a compelling game at Lincoln Financial Field.

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