There was always a concern this would happen: A good team and an early east coast start could spell doom.
The result may have been worse than expected as the Cardinals were blown out 34-7.
The Eagles forced the Arizona Cardinals offense to three and outs on the first three offensive series, and on the flipside, the Eagles scored three touchdowns on their first three possessions.
It resulted in the most lopsided loss since the 36-6 week 17 loss to the Seahawks in 2015 and may be the worst loss in the Arians era when you consider this wasn’t a game where the Cardinals sat a bunch of players.
Carson Wentz was nothing short of brilliant, completing 21/30 passes for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns while throwing only 1 interception.
Offensively, the Cardinals got another big statistical game from Carson Palmer, but it was really just a bunch of empty stats, as he finished 27/43 for 263 yards and 1 touchdown.
The Eagles defense, without Fletcher Cox, was still able to dominate the front of the Cardinals, racking up two sacks and seven quarterback hits. The Cardinals receivers saved Palmer from throwing three interceptions on the day as well.
There was really nothing positive to take away from this game, outside of... well not even health as long snapper Aaron Brewer and defensive tackle Corey Peters.
We’ll have even more on the game as the day goes on.