Eagles gave thanks against Cardinals

Originally Published: January 8, 2009
By Doug Farrar | Football Outsiders
It's entirely appropriate that the Philadelphia Eagles will have to get past the Arizona Cardinals if they hope to make the third Super Bowl appearance in franchise history a reality. Without the Cardinals, the Eagles might not be on the playoff radar.

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