Daily News predictions and matchups

Game day has arrived here at Eagletarian, so we kick it of with our Daily News staff predictions, key matchups and more ... Check back throughout the day for pregame, in-game and postgame updates from Les Bowen and the DN staff at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.


Les Bowen: Eagles, 27-21

Ed Barkowitz: Eagles, 21-10

Bill Conlin: Eagles, 24-20

Paul Domowitch: Eagles, 27-21

Sam Donnellon: Eagles, 24-14

Marcus Hayes: Cardinals, 31-24

Rich Hofmann: Eagles, 21-20

John Smallwood: Eagles, 27-14

To read our staff analysis, click here

Other selections ...

Scott Bordow, East Valley Tribune: Eagles, 20-17

Bob Romantic, East Valley Tribune: Eagles, 27-23

To read the view from Arizona, click here


1. Eagles CBs Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown vs. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald: Eagles haven't given up a TD pass in five games. Fitzgerald has five in the last four games. ADVANTAGE: CARDINALS

2. Eagles LDEs Juqua Parker and Chris Clemons vs. Cardinals RT Levi Brown: Parker and Clemons have combined for seven QB hurries in the two playoff wins. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

3. Eagles RB Brian Westbrook vs. Cardinals WLB Karlos Dansby: Westbrook is playing on a very sore knee, but had 130 yards from scrimmage and four TDs in first meeting. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

To read the complete scouting report from Paul Domowitch, click here