Week 17: Arizona Cardinals @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, December 31, 1:00 PM ET
This game marks the return of Jonathan Gannon to Philadelphia, and also presents a unique matchup for the Eagles at home late in the season.
You might look at this game and see a bad Arizona Cardinals team coming to Philadelphia to face off against a vastly superior Eagles team, but there are a few reasons why this game could be closer than anyone wants it to be.
You have the familiarity of Jonathan Gannon with how Nick Sirianni operates offensively. You have a dynamic dual-threat quarterback in Kyler Murray on the other side. You have a porous Eagles pass defense going up against a pretty talented group of skill players and receivers there in Arizona.
And the Cardinals are capable of running the ball as well.
I don't think this is a gimme by any means. I think the Cardinals will be looking to play spoiler here, and teams that have nothing to lose at the end of the season are sometimes the most dangerous teams. I think the Eagles will pull one out, but I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the Cardinals give them a run for their money and maybe even hold a lead late into the 4th quarter.
Prediction: Eagles win 31-28