Eagles vs. Cardinals: Where Sunday's Game Will Be Won or Lost

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Eagles vs. Cardinals: Where Sunday's Game Will Be Won or Lost
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It will be another battle of the birds this weekend when the Eagles head to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals, who may be a little overhyped heading into Week 3.

There are a few weaknesses on each team that can—and most likely will—be exploited, most notably on defense.

But before we get into the Xs and Os, let’s take a quick look at how each team won last week to gain a bit of perspective.

Turnovers have doubtlessly been a problem for the Eagles to this point, and some say they should have lost both of their games because of that. Regardless, the Eagles have managed to overcome their mistakes and rally to win twice.

On the other side, the Cardinals should have lost last week. If Stephen Gostkowski made that field goal, the football world would be singing a different tune about the Cardinals heading into this weekend.

Alas, that is not the case. The Patriots lost last week. The Cardinals didn’t win. Unlike the Cardinals, you can’t attribute the Eagles’ success to the shortcomings of their opponents.

We’ve heard enough about turnovers: We get it. The Eagles need to stop the turnovers. So, let’s take a look at the other pieces of the Birds’ puzzle that will decide the outcome of the game this weekend.

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