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Sunday Night Football: Arizona Cardinals v. Philadelphia Eagles

Tonight on Sunday Night Football we have an NFC tilt between the Cardinals and Eagles. Share your thoughts live during the game with fellow fans right here on Battle Red Blog.

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This game may end up being a tough battle for both teams with division titles and playoff seeding at stake.

Arizona Cardinals (11-2)

The Cards are rolling with a seven-game winning streak.  They have secured a playoff berth, but they need to win tonight to capture the NFC West division title.  Their division-rival Seattle Seahawks (9-5) are marching confidently into the playoff picture as they just notched their fifth consecutive win today against the Cleveland Browns (3-11).

According to this article from, this is the list of things that can happen for the Cardinals with a win tonight:

First division title since 2009.

Secure a bye in the first round of the playoffs with a Green Bay loss to Oakland.

A franchise record for wins in a single season (12).

A franchise record for "road" wins in a single season (7).

Second-longest winning streak in franchise history (8).

Improve to 5-0 in prime-time games this season.  They have never won more than two prime-time games in a season.

That same article pointed out that Bruce Arians is 41-16 in his 57 games as a head coach for a win percentage of 0.719.

Among all-time NFL head coaches with at least 50 career games, only four have a higher win percentage than Arians: Guy Chamberlin (.784), John Madden (.759), Vince Lombardi (.749) and Ray Flaherty (.720).

Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

It's been an odd season with generally mixed results for the Eagles, yet they are all of a sudden firing on all cylinders with a two-game winning streak.  A win tonight would help them stay in the hunt for a division title in the NFC East.  It's quite the dumpster-fire of a division for the 2015 NFL regular season, which is helping to take some of the attention away from the miserable AFC South.

Here is the comparison from

That's your preview for tonight.  The usual rules apply, and enjoy the game!

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