The Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals have had numerous battles throughout the years dating back to 1935 when the Cardinals were from Chicago. The Cardinals won the first two games of this series and they have won the last two.
These two teams have played many tough, hard fought games including 3 meetings in the NFC Championship game and three games that went into overtime.
The most recent, close game between the 2 teams was the NFC Championship game in 2009 when the Kurt Warner-led Cardinals scored a touchdown with 2:53 left in the game to end an Eagles’ comeback. This shattered the Eagles hopes of making it to the Super Bowl and was the closest they’ve gotten to the promised land since 2005, when they lost in the Super Bowl to the Patriots. The Cardinals, however, went on to lose in the Super Bowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers. This would also mark the end of Donovan McNabb’s career with Eagles.
In the 1967-68 season, with Hall of Fame TE Mike Ditka on their side, the Philadelphia Eagles could still not find a way to beat the Cardinals. The Eagles have had a lot of solid players on their roster since they started playing the Cardinals. They’ve had Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Chuck Bednarik (first-ballot Hall of Famer), and many more. The Cardinals have had their fair share of Hall of Famers, including defensive back Dick Lane. Lane holds the record for most amount of interceptions in a season with 14.
Most recently ,the Cardinals have had players like Kurt Warner, a former Super Bowl MVP, and Larry Fitzgerald. The Eagles also have their fair share of stars including DeSean Jackson, Lesean McCoy, and Trent Cole.
The Cardinals lead the overall series 57-54-5 and have won 4 of the last 5 games. Most recently, in the last two years, the Cardinals have upset the Eagles with a 21-17 win last year—with John Skelton at the helm—and a 27-6 recently with Kevin Kolb making his former team look pedestrian.
Let’s just hope that the Eagles can break out of their slump against one of the league’s worst teams in history.