By: Avery Zavod
The Philadelphia Eagles are the team to beat as of now with a wild streak of four wins and zero losses, making them the only undefeated team in the league. They lead the NFC East and this team is feeling like their 2017 selves with Super Bowl contention in everyone’s minds. Although it begs the question: how long can they keep this up?
The team has serious momentum going into week 5 where they face Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have had a rocky start with two wins and two losses, as their usually dominant offense is taking their time to strike as hard as they did in the 2021 season. Last year they ended with 11 wins and 6 losses and averaged 26.41 points scored per game along with the fact that they started the season 7-0. Most of the yards came from star wide receiver Deandre Hopkins who has been suspended for the first 6 games of this season, leaving a big hole for the Cardinals to fill. The team has since relied on running back, James Conner, and the unique play-styled Kyler Murray. Murray has shown great precision in his passes but opponents also need to watch out for his speed as he can catch a defense lacking at any time and take off running.
Although, the story of this 4-0 Eagles team has been their creative offense with dual-threat quarterback, Jalen Hurts. Hurts already has analysts questioning his contention for MVP this season, and while this may be premature, it goes to show just how much he has impacted the team. The Eagle’s defense has also shown that they are not to be messed with and Philadelphia fans are confident in cornerback, Darius Slay, who showed how he can stop great talent when he held star wide receiver, Justin Jefferson, to only 48 yards with 12 targets in week 2. The Cardinals are at home and are eager to be the first team to hand the Eagles their first loss, while the Eagles have momentum and won’t go down easily. This makes this matchup a fun one and may the best team win.