Eagles-Cardinals injury report: Jordan Mailata among 4 players not to practice

Jordan Mailata was among four players not to practice, while 16 players total are listed on the Philadelphia Eagles injury report for Sunday’s matchup vs. the Arizona Cardinals

The Eagles released their Thursday injury report for Sunday’s matchup at Arizona, and 16 players landed with some type of designation.

Star left tackle Jordan Mailata (shoulder) was among four players not to practice. Adam Schefter is reporting that Pro Bowl kicker Jake Elliott is expected to miss the matchup with an ankle injury suffered in Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Darius Slay logged a full practice after leaving Sunday’s win with a forearm injury, and that could clear the star cornerback to start on Sunday, with Avonte Maddox making his way back as well.

3 causes for concern as the Eagles and Cardinals meet in Week 5

Here are three causes for concern ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium

The Eagles (4-0) and Cardinals (2-2) are set for what could be the game of the week as the two teams meet at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Arizona is led by quarterback Kyler Murray, running back James Conner, and tight end Zach Ertz and as the team waits for DeAndre Hopkins to return in Week 7, they’re being carried by active defense.

With the undefeated Eagles one week away from the Cowboys, here are three causes for concern in Week 5.

Eagles vs. Cardinals: 7 storylines to watch for in Week 5

Here are seven storylines to watch for in Week 5 when the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals meet at State Farm Stadium

Sunday’s matchup in Arizona will feature two dynamic, dual-threat quarterbacks who are familiar with each other going back to high school in the state of Texas.

Jalen Hurts will enter the matchup as the leading MVP candidate after amassing over 1,100 passing yards, 205 rushing yards, four touchdown passes, and four scores on the ground.

Hurts has been among the most accurate players in the league and he currently leads the NFL in yards per pass attempt (9.1).

Murray has willed Arizona to a pair of late-game wins over the Raiders and Panthers, meshing with Marquise Brown as the team awaits the return of DeAndre Hopkins from suspension.

Here are seven storylines to watch for Sunday’s matchup.

Eagles unofficial depth chart ahead of Week 5 matchup vs. Cardinals

Philadelphia Eagles updated unofficial depth chart ahead of Week 5 matchup vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Eagles are headed west this week, where they’ll match up against the Cardinals and dynamic quarterback Kyler Murray.

Jalen Hurts, and Murray share ties with Oklahoma, and the two dual-threat signal callers couldn’t be any more different in their approach to playing the quarterback position.

Philadelphia could get backup left tackle Andre Dillard back from the injured reserve, and the team could be without Jordan Mailata, Avonte Maddox, and others due to injury.

With the Eagles returning to practice on Thursday, here’s the unofficial depth chart for Week 5.

Statistical Breakdown: How the Eagles and Cardinals stack up for Week 5

With the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals set for an intriguing matchup, here’s a statistical breakdown for both teams ahead of Sunday

The Eagles (4-0) and Cardinals (2-2) will meet on Sunday at State Farm Stadium and it’ll be a reunion of sorts for Zach Ertz and his former teammates.

Arizona has played several close games early this season and is looking to stay above .500 while awaiting the return of star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Philadelphia is emerging as a Super Bowl contender behind the dual-threat abilities of quarterback Jalen Hurts.

With kickoff fast approaching, here’s a statistical breakdown of the matchup for both teams.

Eagles-Cardinals: 7 stats to know for Week 5

Here are seven stats to know for the Philadelphia Eagles Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium

In their Week 4 win against Jacksonville, Philadelphia became the 7th team since 1970 to begin a season 4-0 & record 400+ total yards of offense in each game.

The Eagles also became the 6th team since 1970 & 1st since 1995 with 10+ rush touchdowns in 1st four games of the season. Philadelphia heads out west to battle the NFC West contender in the Arizona Cardinals, who’ll feature quarterback Kyler Murray.

With both teams looking to make a statement this Sunday, here are seven stats for week 5.

TV coverage map for Eagles vs. Cardinals in Week 5

Here is your TV viewing and broadcast map for the Philadelphia Eagles Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium

The Eagles (4-0) and Cardinals (2-2) are set for what could be the game of the week as the two teams meet at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Arizona is led by quarterback Kyler Murray, running back James Conner, and tight end Zach Ertz as the team waits for DeAndre Hopkins to return in Week 7.

The Eagles will counter with quarterback Jalen Hurts, one of the leaders in the MVP race and the biggest reason for the undefeated start.

Here’s the TV watch map provided by 506 Sports with your viewing schedule.

Eagles-Cardinals: 15 players to watch in Week 5 matchup

Here are 15 players to watch when the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals meet out West in Week 5

The Eagles improved to 4-0 with a 29-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but not all is well as four starters could miss the Week 5 matchup at Arizona.

Left tackle Jordan Mailata (shoulder), right guard Isaac Seumalo (ankle), cornerback Darius Slay (forearm), and linebacker Patrick Johnson (concussion) exited Sunday’s win with various injuries.

Pro Bowl Kicker Jake Elliott was injured after a defender collided with him during a field-goal attempt that resulted in a roughing-the-kicker call.

Before the game, running back Boston Scott (ribs) and cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) were ruled out with their own ailments.

With Philadelphia set for a Wednesday walkthrough, we’re previewing fifteen players to watch in Sunday’s late afternoon showdown.

Eagles cornerbacks Avonte Maddox and Darius Slay could be game-time decisions for Week 5

Philadelphia Eagles cornerbacks Avonte Maddox, and Darius Slay, could be game-time decisions for Week 5 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals

The Philadelphia Eagles have been relatively healthy this season, but Week five could offer something to watch at the cornerback position.

Slot cornerback Avonte Maddox missed the Jaguars game with an ankle injury, and Darius Slay suffered a forearm injury during the win as Zech McPhearson, and Josiah Scott filled admirably.

Ian Rapoport reports that both players could miss time with their respective injuries, although both could play at Arizona.

The NFL’s only remaining undefeated team at 4-0, Philadelphia could choose to rest both players with a monster matchup against Dallas looming for Week 6.

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Kyler Murray’s running ability is being hampered by Cardinals’ game plan

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray says he’s just following the gameplan when it comes to not running the ball.

The Arizona Cardinals and their fanbase saw exactly what kind of player Kyler Murray can be when he uses his legs in their thrilling Week 2 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Cardinals had no offensive movement until Murray began to take control of the game with his legs, ultimately leading them to the win.

The next week, however, Murray’s legs were a non-factor against the Rams and it appeared to be by design. Of course, the Rams were playing a spy and are in general a much better defense than the Raiders, but some designed runs could have really boosted the struggling offense in a winnable game.

Apparently, Murray’s lack of rushing in recent weeks, as well as the end of the 2021 season, are by head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s design.

When asked about using his legs in the gameplan on Wednesday,  Murray said, “It’s more so if I’m asked to do it then I do it…I’ve said I would love to implement that more but I just do what I’m asked to.”

It seems apparent that Murray would be comfortable utilizing his legs more in the game plan, but Kingsbury has been calling plays otherwise.

Prior to injuries and the overall collapse last season, the Cardinals were having loads of success with a pass-heavy scheme. This was when DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, A.J. Green and Rondale Moore were all healthy and at their best.

While that offense was electric, the Cardinals clearly do not have that personnel on the field right now, nor did they when they lost Hopkins to a knee injury last season.

Take the Baltimore Ravens for example. They are thriving behind the legs of Jackson without Hollywood Brown. That is the sort of scheme that could be replicated with Murray’s skillset, at least while Hopkins and the other receivers are banged up.

Part of having an elite offense is being able to adjust. It doesn’t appear the Cardinals have changed their scheme whatsoever to meet their current strengths and weaknesses.

The Cardinals’ offense was to blame for the team’s Week 3 loss to the Rams and they’ll need to perform better this week. If the team can be .500 or better when Hopkins returns, they may be alright. If not, the critics will only grow louder.

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