The Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals are set to square off in Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season.
The contest is set to get underway at 4:05 p.m. ET in Arizona. The game will be broadcast on FOX. If you can’t get to a TV or don’t have the game in your local market, you can watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
Both teams are undefeated entering the matchup. Despite their 2-0 start, the Cardinals are 3-point underdogs at home.
The Eagles may be the most improbable undefeated team in football. They have nine turnovers in their two wins, including six interceptions by Michael Vick.
Former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb will get the start against his former team. Kolb took over for an injured John Skelton in Week 1 and has led Arizona to two victories. Unlike Vick, he has hasn’t thrown for many yards, but has played mistake-free football. Kolb has 206 passing yards, compared to Vick’s 688.
The Cardinals have won on the strength of their defense. They’re fifth in the NFL, allowing 17 points per game. They even held the Patriots in check, giving up just 18 points to New England in a Week 2 upset
Philadelphia’s defense has also performed well. They’ve overcome all their turnovers by forcing six takeaways themselves.
Dominique Rodger-Cromartie has been one of the biggest reasons for the Eagles success. The cornerback that was traded for Kevin Kolb has two picks in 2012.
Prediction: The Eagles have been fortunate to win both of their games. Vick has committed too many turnovers for Philadelphia to keep winning against quality opponents. The Cardinals defense should be able to force him into a few mistakes, and Kolb will do enough to help them win.
Predicted Score: Arizona 23, Philadelphia 17
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