Philadelphia Eagles Game Day Preview: Razing Arizona (Cardinals)


The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) take on the undefeated Arizona Cardinals (2-0).   Someone will go home today with an unbeaten record intact.    The Eagles seemed to squeak by with victories the last two weeks against Cleveland (17-16) and Baltimore (24-23) sloppy with turnovers.    The Cardinals have defeated the Seattle Seahawks in week won 20-16 and also shocked the New England Patriots last week with a 20-18 win.

Big Storylines:
The biggest storyline going into this game will be the Eagles' reunion with Kevin Kolb.  Once the Eagles starting quarterback before losing the job to Michael Vick, Kolb was traded to the Cardinals for Dominique Rogers-Cromartie and a second round draft pick.   This is the first time Kolb faces his old team.  Last season when the Eagles lost to the Cardinals 21-17, Kolb was out with a foot injury.  

The Cardinals went 8-8 under Kolb's leadership last season, Kolb making nine of those starts compiling a 81.1 quarter back rating.  This season Kolb carries a 95.1 rating and has yet to throw an interception or record a fumble in 2012.   Michael Vick, Kolb's replacement in Philadelphia, is rated 66.9, mostly due to the 51.0 in game one.  Vick was better in game two at 94.7.  Vick has thrown six interceptions and fumbled the ball three times so far in 2012.

Key Injuries:
The Eagles will be without WR Jeremy Maclin (hip), WR Riley Cooper (collarbone), and OT King Dunlap (hamstring).

The Cardinals list four players had been listed as questionable for today's action but are available to play:  S Rashad Johnson (hamstring), S James Sanders (calf), QB John Skelton (ankle), and G Adam Snyder (elbow), and .  All four participated in limited practice on Friday, but none have been ruled out.  TE Todd Heap (knee) and S Adrian Wilson (ankle) have been ruled out of today's action.

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