NFL PREVIEW: PHILADELPHIA @ ARIZONA
September 19, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-0) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-0)
EAGLES: 1st team in NFL history to win 1st 2 games of season each by 1 point…Since 2010, QB MICHAEL VICK is only NFL player with 7,000+ pass (7,009) & 1,000+ rush (1,331) yards. Aims for 4th 300-yard game in row…RB LE SEAN MC COY rushed for 81 yards & TD in last meeting. Since 2010, is 1 of 2 NFL players with 2,500+ rush yards (2,580) & 30+ scrimmage TDs (30)…Incl. playoffs, WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has 30 TDs (23 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) in career & averages 45.4 yards per TD (1,361 yards). Had 7 catches for 114 yards last week. WR JEREMY MACLIN aims for 5th in row with TD or 100+ yards. TE BRENT CELEK had 8 catches for career-high 157 yards last week…DE JASON BABIN has 9 sacks in past 7. LB DE MECO RYANS had sack & INT last week. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE had sack in last meeting. Was drafted in 1st round by Arz. in 2008. Since 2006, DE TRENT COLE has 64 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. CB NNAMDI ASOMUGHA had INT in last meeting…CARDINALS: Aim for 1st 3-0 start since 1974…QB KEVIN KOLB faces former team for 1st time. Was drafted by Phi. in 2nd round of 2007 Draft. Has 110.8 4th Q rating…When RB BEANIE WELLS has 17+ att., team is 7-3…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 698 catches & can be youngest to reach 700. Since 2005, leads NFL in rec. yards (8,902) & rec. TDs (65). In 4 games vs. Phi. (incl. playoffs), has 26 catches for 456 yards (114 per game) with 8 TDs. In past 2 (incl. playoffs) vs. Eagles, has 16 catches for 298 yards (149 per game) & 5 TDs. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has TD in 4 of past 6. WR EARLY DOUCET had TD catch in last meeting…DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had 2 sacks last week. Had INT in last meeting. CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON had INT in Week 2. S ADRIAN WILSON is 1 of 5 S in NFL history with 20+ sacks (22.5) & 25+ INTs (27). Since 2007, DT DARNELL DOCKETT has 28.5 sacks, most by DT. LB DARYL WASHINGTON had team-high 9 tackles & sack in last meeting. Is 1 of 6 NFL players with 6+ sacks (6) & 2+ INTs (2) since 2011. LB QUENTIN GROVES blocked punt & had sack last week.