Watch a potential NFL Week 15 upset in the making live online when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL Sunday Night Football game that sees the once-hapless Eagles going for their third consecutive victory after a three-game losing streak that had most football experts counting down the days until Coach Chip Kelly was handed his pink slip. But then the Eagles pulled off an astonishing upset of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, followed by a three-point win over the Buffalo Bills.
Now the Eagles could position themselves as front-runners in the NFC East title race if they can pull off their second upset of a serious Super Bowl contending team in the past three weeks.
The Patriots were 10-1 when the Eagles went up to Foxborough and handed them the biggest shock upset of the 2015 NFL season. But a win over 11-2 Arizona would be almost as shocking.
“To start the year the way we did and kind of dig ourselves in a hole, it was unlikely that we would be in this position this late in the year,” Eagles 28-year-old quarterback Sam Bradford said. ”But for us to control our own destiny where we don’t have to depend on anyone else, and if we take care of our business, we will end up where we want to be. I think that’s all you can ask for.”
Can the Eagles achieve yet another startling upset victory? Las Vegas has installed Arizona as 3.5 point favorites on the road, but the video below reveals what the ESPN First Take crew thinks about their chances.
If the Eagles defeat Arizona and then win their final two games — against the other two teams with whom they are currently tied at 6-7 for the division lead, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants — then they win the division and grab what will likely be the fourth seed in the NFC playoffs.
That would be a remarkable achievement after the Eagles got off to a 1-3 start and then, in weeks 11 and 12, surrendered 45 points in back-to-back weeks as they sunk to 4-7 — and even worse, appeared to be a team in total disarray.
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To find out how to watch the Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles live online, see the streaming link at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, December 20. That’s 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
The stakes for Arizona are also high, though their risk is considerably lower. Having clinched a playoff berth last week, a win for the Cardinals over the Eagles puts them at 12-2 and nails down the NFC West division title and at least the Number Two seed, which includes a bye week, in the NFC postseason.
”Somebody texted me, ‘Hey, you punched your ticket,”’ coach Bruce Arians said after his team secured its second consecutive playoff berth. ”I said, `Yeah, we’re trying to upgrade to first class.”’
The Cardinals vs. Eagles rivalry is one of the oldest in the National Football League, going back to when the Cardinals were based in Chicago in 1935, and continuing through their years in St. Louis, from 1960 to 1987.
The NFL Sunday Night Football match-up this week will be the 120th contest between the tow franchises, with the Cardinals holding a slight 58-56 edge, with five games ending in tie scores.
Will the Philadelphia Eagles rally at home to take their third straight victory and move closer to a playoff spot? Or will Head Coach Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals avoid the same fate as the New England Patriots before them, and dominate the 6-7 team? To find out, watch the Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles live online, in week 15 of NFL Sunday Night Football, via NBC Sports Live Extra, by clicking on this link.
Streaming video of the Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles will also be available on tablet computers by downloading the NBC Sports Live Extra app, as well as on set-top devices such as the Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. Due to contractual agreements, live streaming NFL football games are not available on smartphones.
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