One week after beating their former Super Bowl-winning head coach in Doug Pederson and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on another former Eagle in tight end Zach Ertz, and the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The Eagles are the only undefeated team left in the NFL (4-0) after an impressive 29-21 win over the Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field last week. Philadelphia went down 14-0 in the first quarter, but scored 29 unanswered points, thanks to the defense’s play and Miles Sanders.
The Eagles’ defense forced Jacksonville into five turnovers, which included four fumbles by quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Linebacker Hassan Reddick had two of those fumble recoveries, along with two strip sacks, and four solo tackles, which helped him win NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for Week 4. Reddick will be an x-factor against the Cardinals, where he spent the first four years of his career with.
#Cardinals Haason Reddick has a 5-sacks, 3 forced fumbles game against the #Giants – Single game record for the Cards pic.twitter.com/UIEvPcgjdB
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) December 13, 2020
Reddick will not be the only one facing an old team as Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz will take on the Eagles for the first time since being traded last season before the trade deadline.
Ertz said on the prospects of facing Philadelphia earlier this week, “It’s not going to be Zach versus the Eagles. We just got to go out there and play a really good football game.” This season, Ertz has 22 receptions (31 targets) for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
“Hopefully Cardinals fans don’t sell their tickets to those guys (Philly fans).”
Cards TE Zach Ertz says it doesn’t matter where they play the Eagles, they just need to win. pic.twitter.com/XD3awJPmtj
— Bo Brack (@BoBrack) October 6, 2022
As for the Cardinals, they are coming off a 26-16 road win against the Carolina Panthers last week and look to go over .500 with a home win against Philadelphia. Some of the notable injuries to report for Sunday’s game are that the Eagles will be without LT Jordan Mailata, K Jake Elliott, and DB Avonte Maddox.
The Cardinals will also be without their kicker Matt Prater, along with LB Nick Vigil, OL Max Garcia, and DL Rashard Lawrence. The game will be broadcast on FOX at 4:25 p.m. ET with the crew being Chris Meyers, Robert Smith, and Jen Hale.
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