Both sides head into their week 13 clash with playoff spots on the line.
Where: Lincoln Financial Field
When: 18.00 (GMT)
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Both he Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals bring with them form and confidence ahead of their vital week 13 clash in the NFL tonight.
Thanks to stellar play from their respective quarterbacks in the Eagles’ Nick Foles and the Cards’ Carson Palmer, both sets of fans go into the game quietly confident of coming up away with the victory.
The Eagles will be looking to stay atop the NFC East with victory this weekend being their fifth in a row, while Arizona will be out to stay in the hunt for a wildcard berth.
Before heading into the bye week, Foles went 17 of 26 for 298 yards and rushed for a season-high 47 yards and a touchdown in a 24-16 victory over visiting Washington on Nov. 17.
Foles has won four of five starts since taking over for the injured Michael Vick, including three straight victories to vault the Eagles (6-5) into a first-place tie with Dallas.
As a starter, Foles has connected on 63.6 percent of his attempts for 1,308 yards with 13 touchdowns and no interceptions. He hasn’t tossed a pick in 199 passes overall dating to last season — the second-longest streak in team history behind Vick’s 224.
Although Vick is nearing a return from his hamstring injury, Kelly made it official earlier this week that Philadelphia would ride the red-hot Foles the rest of the way.
Foles now faces an Arizona team that ranks eighth in points allowed at 20.3 per game and total defense at 317.1 yards. The Cardinals (7-4) held an opponent to 14 or fewer points for the fifth time in eight games in a 40-11 victory over Indianapolis on Sunday.
With the way Palmer has been playing, however, Arizona has been equally strong on the offensive side of late.
After going 30 of 42 for 419 yards with two touchdowns in a 27-14 win at Jacksonville on Nov. 17, Palmer was 26 of 37 for 314 yards with two more scores against the Colts.
He’s the first player in team history to record 300 yards passing, a completion percentage of 70.0 and a rating of 110.0 in consecutive games.
While Palmer completed passes to 10 receivers against Indianapolis, Michael Floyd had his second straight 100-yard receiving game with seven catches for 104 yards. Larry Fitzgerald caught five for 52 yards, becoming the youngest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 receiving yards.
Fitzgerald has been tough on the Eagles with 25 catches for 412 yards and six touchdowns in his last three meetings, including Arizona’s 32-25 win in the 2009 NFC championship game.
With four straight victories, Arizona has drawn even with San Francisco for the sixth and final NFC playoff spot, though the 49ers hold the tiebreaker.