The Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles will both be hoping for a win in Week 5 of the NFL 2017 regular season, however, only one will be able to claim the victory in today's match up at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The game has a scheduled start time off 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through live stream (details below).
The Cardinals come into today's game knowing that on 2-2 they cannot afford another loss here today. If they slip down to a losing record then it will be a long way back for them to impose themselves on the NFC West division.
At the moment the Seattle Seahawks are locked on 2-2 along with the Cardinals, however, the LA Rams are threatening to put some real space between themselves and the other teams in the division. The Cardinals cannot allow that, and that means they must find a way to get the victory today to ensure they move to a winning record.
However, they come up against a Philadelphia Eagles team that has lost just one game so far this season and who themselves are trying to stretch out their lead at the top of the NFC East ahead of the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins who are both on 2-2 coming into Week 5.
Cardinals' quarterback Carson Palmer has thrown for 1,282 yards and 5 touchdowns so far this season, and has been connecting well with Larry Fitzgerald who has received 26 for 276 yards and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has thrown for 1,058 yards and six touchdowns, and has successfully thrown to Zach Ertz 26 times for 326 yards. The Eagles have been strong on the ground with LeGarrette Blount going 249 yards with an average of 5.9 yards per carry.
Earlier this week on NFL Thursday Night Football, the New England Patriots won a tight game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get themselves back to a winning record.
Things were close, however, and the Buccaneers were pushing in the fourth, but ultimately came up short to ensure the Patriots would claim a confidence boosting road win and move to 3-2.
The game came down to the final play, but once the dust settles the Patriots will be satisfied as a win is a win, and the game also saw quarterback Tom Brady tie Peyton Manning and Brett Favre for the most season wins by a quarterback with 186 victories.
Brady had a tough night, but still came up with some good stats. Despite throwing an interception, and losing a fumble, as well as getting hit all night, he managed to complete 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown.
As for the Buccaneers they will be disappointed having fallen just short of completing their comeback. Had quarterback Jameis Winston's final pass to OJ Howard been on target they would have stolen the win from the Patriots. Winston finished the game with 334 yards, completing 26 throws from 46 attempts.
The Buccaneers will also be looking at kicker Nick Folk, who missed three field goals, as a reason they came up short.
Meanwhile, today's big game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through live stream by clicking here.