Today, we will look at the NFC East and the Arizona Cardinals realistic chance to sweep the division.
Let’s take a look.
12-13 @ New York Giants - (1-7)
Offensive ppg - 18.1 (31st)
Defensive ppg - 24.9 (14th)
Another team where their defense is not as bad as you would expect, but their offense is worse than you can imagine. Obviously the loss of Saquon Barkley makes a huge difference, but Daniel Jones has been abysmal when it comes to turning over the football 13 combined interceptions and fumbles, which has put the defense in a bad spot. The thing is, since their loss to the San Francisco 49ers 36-9, the Giants are 1-4, but they have lost those four games by a combined 14 points, including losses of three to Dallas, one to Philadelphia and two to the Buccaneers.
It is a not a slam dunk with it being a road game and the chance that the Giants may be improved by week 14.
12-20 vs Philadelphia Eagles - (3-4-1)
Offensive ppg - 23.3 (23rd)
Defensive ppg - 25.6 (16th)
The Eagles are going to win the NFC East, just by the fact they have the best quarterback in the division. However, that QB in Carson Wentz is having a miserable year, completing only 58.4% of his passes, with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He has been sacked 32 times and has lost 4 fumbles, giving him 16 total turnovers. The Eagles defense isn’t bad, but their secondary struggles to consistently cover.
A week 15 home game that could be a massive game with regards to the Cardinals playoff chances.
The Cardinals need both of these games, combined with maybe going 2-1 against the AFC East, being at 4-1 in these five games would give the Cardinals nine wins on the season. Putting them in a great spot to make the playoffs with only needing one win in the four remaining division games.
What do you think the Cardinals do against the NFC East?