Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Spread Info, Line and Predictions

Thad Novak@@ThadNovakCorrespondent INovember 11, 2011

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 23:  Quarterback Kevin Kolb #4 of the Arizona Cardinals scrambles with the football during the NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Steelers defeated the Cardinals 32-20.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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A banged-up Kevin Kolb returns to his old home field on Sunday as the Arizona Cardinals visit the Philadelphia Eagles. Kolb and the Cards look to build on the momentum from their thrilling OT win over the Rams, while the Eagles try to rebound from a tough Monday night loss to Chicago.

 

Where: Lincoln Financial Field

When: 1:00 p.m. ET Sunday

Watch: FOX

 

Spread

Philadelphia -14, according to footballlocks.com

If Kolb is out, the Eagles should be able cover with ease, but if Kolb is able to go, the Cardinals won’t lose by quite that many.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 07:   Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against the Chicago Bears during the first half of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Gett
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Over/Under

46.5, according to footballlocks.com

Whether this turns into a Philadelphia blowout or a competitive game, there should be enough points scored to make the over a good choice.

 

Key Injuries

Arizona QB Kevin Kolb (toe), questionable

Arizona TE Todd Heap (hamstring), questionable

Arizona RB Beanie Wells (knee), probable

Philadelphia CB Asante Samuel (groin), probable

Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder), probable

 

Fantasy Big Plays

Philadelphia WR Jeremy Maclin has the speed to light up a secondary whose best corner, rookie Patrick Peterson, will be busy covering DeSean Jackson.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles is tackled by a New York Giants defender during the game at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy will be chomping at the bit to get at a defense that just allowed 130 yards to the Rams' Steven Jackson. 

 

Keys to Arizona Win

Beanie Wells, who ran for just 20 yards last week, must rebound against a still-vulnerable Eagle run defense and control the ball.

If Kolb is out, the pressure will really be on Larry Fitzgerald to have a monster game to keep the offense moving. Stopping Michael Vick on his home field isn’t really an option. 

 

Keys To Philadelphia Win

Whether it’s Kolb or John Skelton at QB for Arizona, the Eagles’ pass rush should be expected to tee off and force fumbles and INTs. Offensively, Vick should be able to establish the passing game downfield, spreading out the defense to create chances for McCoy.

 

Prediction

If Kolb is out of commission, as seems increasingly likely, this one will be over by halftime. Even if he can go, the Eagles have too many weapons for the Arizona offense to match.