Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. According to Pro Football Reference, the Cardinals were the second-best team in the NFL last season covering tight ends, allowing only 47 catches (second-least in the NFL) to opposing tight ends. Against the Giants and Los Angeles Chargers, head coach Doug Pederson called a combined 69 running plays for a total of 371 yards, a big change from the first two weeks when the Eagles were an extremely pass-heavy offense. We had a miscue in our protection, so we had an unblocked player, and Alshon did a great job of getting in there with some speed. It's just they have compartmentalized it a little bit and we still have to defend the same offense and the same quarterback.". 10/8/2017 Associated Press They also lost RG Mike Iupati to injured reserve with an elbow injury, so he won't play this week, and they've had to play without LG Alex Boone, who has a chest injury. "We started off good with a couple four-sack games, and it was going to be hard to sack Eli Manning," said Jim Schwartz. Nick Foles avoids Aaron Donald and throws a jump ball to Cole Kmet, who makes the impressive catch over Justin Hollins. A 6.5 point favorite over the Cardinals, the Eagles will be expected to win on Sunday, which is new for a team that is still early on in their rebuild. That's the way it's going to happen, likely. The Cardinals, however, have also been very strong on third down, as their defense is currently 10th in the NFL, allowing just 37% of third-down attempts to be converted. In 2016, Carson Palmer's "average intended air yards," or the average distance he threw down the field was 10.2 yards per attempt. The Cardinals' offensive line has outright stunk so far this season, across the board. Follow him on Twitter @EliotShorrParks. The Eagles game this Thursday night is a big one, as they will be traveling to take on the Carolina Panthers in prime time, a team they could be competing for playoff positioning with at the end of the season. "Both those guys are good in what they do. Ellington is more of the third-down back type, who has played receiver in the NFL. Click here for how to watch the Eagles vs. Chargers game via online streaming, Watch Malcolm Jenkins mic’d up during the Eagles-Cardinals game, Kenjon Barner named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Eagles fans pay tribute by singing along to Tom Petty at Lincoln Financial Field (VIDEO), Eagles-Cardinals PFF Grades: Carson Wentz somehow not among Philadelphia’s top five players, Eagles-Cardinals snap count analysis: Patrick Robinson plays well in increased role, Eagles-Cardinals Final Score: 13 things we learned from Philadelphia’s win over Arizona, COWBOYS LOSE and Eagles secure two-game lead in the NFC East standings, 9 winners and 1 loser from the Eagles’ win over the Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles players celebrate dominant win over Arizona Cardinals, The Eagles finally played a complete game, Nelson Agholor’s TD in the Eagles-Cardinals game was one of the most disrespectful plays ever, WATCH: The Eagles had the best TD celebration in the NFL this week, FINAL SCORE: Eagles kick the crap out of the Cardinals, 34-7, Eagles-Cardinals fourth quarter open thread, Eagles-Cardinals third quarter open thread, Eagles-Cardinals second quarter open thread, Eagles-Cardinals first quarter open thread, Eagles-Cardinals Inactives: Arizona rules out starting left guard, Eagles Injury Update: Wendell Smallwood reportedly out, Know Thine Eagles Enemy: Cardinals Film Review, How to watch the Eagles vs. Cardinals game. Logos were compiled by the amazing Wentz threw a career-best four touchdown passes and the Philadelphia Eagles continued their impressive start with a 34-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on … Carson Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Jalen Mills had a pick-6 and the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles beat the winless San Francisco 49ers 33-10 on a sloppy, rainy Sunday. PhillyVoice Staff, Eagles may soon have an overabundance of cornerbacks, Eagles power ranking roundup after Week 4, Eagles report cards through the first quarter of the season: Offense edition, Doug Pederson's offense is carrying Jim Schwartz's defense through time of possession, New Jersey unveils COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, Jaguars running back, former Temple standout Ryquell Armstead facing serious COVID-19 complications, Holiday attractions return to Dilworth Park this winter, Bucks County teen dies after shooting at Nockamixon State Park, Here's how to get your home and child tested for lead, Fantasy football injuries: the latest on Kenyan Drake, Odell Beckham Jr., Chris Carson and more.