Cards scrappy, but destiny favors Philly

Should the Eagles' 28-point rout of the Cardinals on Thanksgiving night tell us all we need to know about the outcome of their surprising rematch in the NFC Championship Game?

Originally Published: January 11, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- We can safely say nobody saw this NFC Championship Game matchup coming.

On one side are the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that only made the playoffs because everything broke their way in Week 17. On the other side are the Arizona Cardinals, a team that went 9-7 in what was arguably the weakest division in football. The smart money had the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers playing for the NFC's Super Bowl berth. Instead, ...

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