As the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles prepare for the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals in Glendale this Sunday, a good number of Eagles fans are probably expecting a win, if not a blowout. That's understandable since they'll be facing former Eagle Kevin "Babyarm" Kolb, who despite beating the Patriots last week didn't look like a world-beater.
Philly fans need to be realistic, though. The Eagles are 54-54-5 lifetime against Cardinals football teams, and many of the 54 losses have been of the gut-wrenching variety.
They say pain is the easiest thing for people to forget. However, for many Eagles fans, painful memories of past losses to Cardinals teams haven't faded.
The Cardinals were bottom-feeders many of the years they played in the NFC East, but they always played the Eagles tough. As a result, fans who penciled in wins for the two games the Eagles played against the Cardinals each year were often stunned when things didn't turn out as expected.
The following slides are a look back at five past Eagles-Cardinals games that had Eagles fans reaching for Tylenol, swearing like sailors, breaking furniture and generally feeling pretty miserable about football.