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NFC Championship Preview: Eagles vs. Cardinals

by: AnthonyP On  Friday, January 16, 2009

Philadelphia EaglesArizona Cardinals2009 NFC Championship Game Preview, January 18, 2009

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals will meet at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the NFC Championship Game.

Oddsmakers currently have the Eagles listed as 4-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 47.

The Eagles defeated the Giants 23-11 as a 4-point underdog last week. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (39.5).

Donovan McNabb passed for 217 yards with a touchdown strike, two interceptions, and a touchdown run for Philadelphia in that win, while Brian Westbrook rushed for 36 yards on 18 carries.

The Cardinals flew past the Panthers by a final score of 33-13 last week as 10-point underdogs. The 46 points fell UNDER the posted total of 49.5.

Kurt Warner threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals in that win. Larry Fitzgerald had 166 yards receiving with a TD.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 9-6-1 SU, 10-6 ATS
Arizona: 9-7 SU, 9-7 ATS

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being out gained are 8-1-1
When playing on outside the division are 7-2-1

Arizona most recently:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After out gaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Arizona’s last 11 games at home
Arizona is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona’s last 9 games when playing Philadelphia


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