Why this is their biggest game of the year
Eagles (2-0) at Arizona Cardinals (2-0), Sunday, 4:05 p.m., University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz
The Eagles are looking to go 3-0 for the first time since 2004, which was also the last season in which they reached the Super Bowl. In order to stay undefeated, however, they will have to beat a surprising Cardinals team that is led by former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb. The Cards are coming off a 20-18 upset at New England.
Evaluating the Eagles
(Observations from the 24-23 victory over Baltimore)
Cornerback Brandon Boykin: Priceless effort as the team's nickel corner.
Tight end Brent Celek: May want to try out for the Olympics as a hurdler.
Center Jason Kelce: Big loss for the offense.
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks: Never came off the field on defense.
Center Dallas Reynolds: Played well despite lack of experience.
Quarterback Michael Vick: Keeps getting it done in the clutch.
Evaluating their offensive line
The unit took a big hit when both Kelce and right tackle King Dunlap (strained hamstring) left with injuries during the third quarter. But Reynolds and Demetress Bell filled in well. The Eagles scored a touchdown on their first drive in the lineup and they were both on the field during the game-winning, 80-yard march to the end zone.
3-and-out with Andy Reid
Q: What was your impression of the offensive line replacements?
A: Reynolds did a respectable job, as did Bell.
Q: Will you be signing a backup center?
A: We well accumulate all the information we possibly can and see how it works out.
Q: What do you think about playing against Kevin Kolb?
A: Kevin is a good football player. I wish him the best of luck for 15 games.
David Weinberg, 609-272-7186