Roundtable Eagles predictions: Who wins in the week 5 battle of the Birds?

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Darius Slay (2) reacts after making an interception in the fourth quarter during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles on September 19, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

It’s week 5 and the Eagles are heading to the desert to face a very dangerous Cardinals team. The Cardinals have yet to put it together this season but that doesn’t mean that they won’t do it here in week 5. Can Philadelphia stay undefeated or will Kyler Murray and company rain on Philly’s hot start? 

Liam Jenkins

A.J Brown has a very favorable matchup this weekend and while he’s been excellent so far, that week one explosion is yet to be topped. I think he gets close against the Cardinals, putting up over 120 yards and catching a pair of touchdowns as the eagles advance to 5-0

Eagles 31-17

Bryan Cameron

It’s the battle of the birds in the desert but it’s more than that for Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. Hurts is playing as well as any QB in the NFL right now and still has a lot to prove. He had a career game against the Cardinals when they last faced off in his rookie season but this time around his weapons are a lot more profiling. 

With the Cardinals outside corners being a weakness in the defense, I would expect for Philly to overuse A.J. Brown and even find Quez Watkins deep. It could be a big game from Hurts and the Philadelphia will need it if the defense can’t contain Kyler Murray. It could be a tale of two halves as the Eagles have been great in the first half and the Cardinals have been good when coming from behind in the second half but it’s key that the Cardinals are a better road team than they are at home.

Eagles 28-17

Nick Faria

The Eagles were able to circumvent the loss of Maddox because of the weather. That’s not going to happen here in the desert. Better to have your dud in this game than in Dallas.

Arizona 28-24

Ethan Rappleye 

I think this game is a shootout between two of the dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL. The Cardinals have been the most inconsistent team in the league so far this year, alternating blowout losses and wins. I think the Eagles get off to a good start today and lead early. Arizona has yet to score in the 1st quarter this year and I think that continues. 

Dallas Goedert and AJ Brown are a matchup nightmare with the Cardinals who lack the size in the secondary to effectively cover them. The defense isn’t as rock solid as it’s been the last few weeks, but they do just enough as the offense stars in the desert. 

Eagles win 35-28

Colin Newby 

We’re at the point when it’s safe to say the Eagles are a good team capable of beating an inferior opponent on the road. They’re good enough to overcome elements of a trap game with injury questions and a long flight to a different time zone. The 2017 Eagles handled the Cardinals easily in Week 5, and so will the 2022 Eagles.

Eagles 27 Cardinals 17 

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