Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cards coach likes homefield advantage

Eagles Chris Polk getting ready for Cards.
The Eagles and Cardinals meet for the 115th time in the regular season this Sunday, the game to be played at University of Phoenix Stadium.

It's the first time the teams both are 5-1 or better entering the contest.

The Cardinals lead the series 55-54-5.

It's the second straight year the Eagles oppose the Cards the week after a bye.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who coached the Temple Owls from 1983-88, thinks the home field gives his squad the advantage this year.

"Obviously they’re rested," Arians said of the Eagles. "You get a guy back that might not have played had you played them the week before. I think it’s always an advantage for the team coming off the bye in that regard. But then once you have to travel that usually equalizes evrerything out.

“The big difference is whether it’s home or away."

The Cardinals have won seven of their last eight home games. With a win this weekend they would be the first outfit to start 6-1 or better since the 1974 group rolled up seven straight victories to start the season.

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