Arizona Cardinals vs Philadelphia Eagles 10/9/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chris RuffoloOctober 08, 2022
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The Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles clash Sunday in a week 5 NFL game from State Farm Stadium.

The Philadelphia Eagles will look to build on their 4-0 record after a 29-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last time out. Jalen Hurts has thrown for 1,120 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 66.7% passing while also rushing for 205 yards and 4 TDs. Miles Sanders has a team-high 356 rushing yards and 3 TDs while A.J. Brown has a team-high 404 receiving yards and 25 receptions this season. DeVonta Smith has 266 receiving yards while Dallas Goedert has 240 receiving yards as well this season. On defense, T.J. Edwards has a team-high 33 total tackles including 25 solo tackles while Hasson Reddick has a team-high 3.5 sacks as well. Darius Slay and James Bradberry also have a pair of interceptions each this season.

The Arizona Cardinals will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games following a 26-16 win over Carolina last time out. Kyler Murray has thrown for 991 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 65.3% passing while James Conner leads the Cardinals with 145 rushing yards. Marquise Brown leads Arizona’s receivers with 339 receiving yards coming on 30 receptions with a pair of touchdowns while Greg Dortch has 21 grabs for 204 yards and Zach Ertz has 181 receiving yards and a pair of scores. On defense, Budda has a team-high 32 total tackles and J.J. Watt has a pair of sacks this season.

Philadelphia is 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Arizona is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.

I was leaning towards the over, but I think the stronger play for me in this one is going to be on Philadelphia here. I think it’s only a matter of time before the other shoe drops and reality sets in on the Eagles who are flying high right now, but at this point, there’s just no denying how well the Eagles are playing right now. Philadelphia’s been consistent offensively and have really not had to deal with anything close, while Arizona’s best defensive showings came against a subpar Panthers team and a Rams team that may not be as good as the Super Bowl win would lead us to believe. I think you just keep riding the Eagles until it stops paying off, so give me the Eagles here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Philadelphia -5.5
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