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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.