This one is probably going to be fun.
The Arizona Cardinals have already clinched a playoff spot, the Philadelphia Eagles are still battling for their slice of postseason pie and the Week 15 matchup has been flexed to Sunday night. Like we said, this one is probably going to be fun.
The Eagles don’t necessarily have to take down Arizona to stay in contention for an NFC East crown, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt the cause. Of course, that won’t be easy when the Cardinals are battling for their own division title as well.
Here’s everything you need to know about the primetime matchup, as well as the early-week odds outlook, per OddsShark:
Line: Arizona -3.5
Moneyline: Arizona -170, Philadelphia +145
What To Watch For
Oh, Sam Bradford. You’ve been inconsistent. You’ve been hurt. You’ve been the reason the Philadelphia Eagles have won two straight and are still in playoff contention.
“I think more than anything, as opposed to changing anything on the field, I think the past couple weeks I have just tried to provide leadership to this group,” Bradford told ESPN. “I don’t think you can let what’s happened in the past affect the way you prepare for a game or alter your style.
In the Eagles victory over the Buffalo Bills last week, Bradford completed 23 of 38 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown. He did throw one interception, but it was essentially ripped from the hands of Brent Celek.
Here’s another fun Bradford fact. In the past six games he’s started and finished, the Eagles are 5-1. That’s good news for Philadelphia fans, desperately seeking a postseason berth.
If Bradford can stay hot, he can lead the Eagles towards the playoffs and, mathematically speaking, he doesn’t even have to defeat Arizona this week. That’s some weight off everyone’s metaphorical shoulders, right?