Eagles face tough challenge Sunday

Mike Davis ('10) Eastside Online Sports Editor

Sunday is approaching, and once again, the Philadelphia Eagles have a shot to go to the Super Bowl. The Eagles have to face a tough challenge against the peeking Arizona Cardinals. In an earlier meeting, on Thanksgiving, the Eagles defeated the Cardinals, 48-20. In the demanding victory, the Eagles loaded pressure on Kurt Warner, forcing multiple turnovers. This Sunday the Eagles will look to continue their defensive success.

 

While many people may be confident, fans should know that this time the Eagles play a very different Cardinals team. The Cardinals have improved their rushing game throughout the playoffs drastically. Edgerrin James has rushed for 130 yards throughout the postseason, and Tim Hightower has added 99 rushing yards. It will be interesting to see the Cardinals with an improved rushing game. The Cardinals are also letting up the least yards out of any other team in the playoffs. The Eagles are trying to stay cautious, and make sure they don’t look to far ahead.

Brian Dawkins said in a recent interview with ESPN, “There is no time for looking past anybody…We’re on the road, in hostile environment. We’re not looking at that last game and thinking the same thing is going to happen again. We understand it’s going to be tough to win and we will have to have our A-game to do it.”

The Eagles will surely not be looking past Cardinals star wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald has had 267 receiving yards, and has two touchdowns in the postseason. On their last meeting, Fitzgerald had two touchdowns and 65 yards. Containing him, along with Anquan Boldin will be a tough test for the Eagles.

Look forward to another exciting playoff game, with excitement of both sides of the field. The game starts at 3:00 PM, on Fox.