When the Eagles have the ball

Much of the lip service on Arizona's side will be about stopping RB Brian Westbrook, but QB Donovan McNabb has become the main playmaker. The Cardinals' secondary has been superb of late, and the defensive line has improved. Edge: Eagles

When the Cardinals have the ball

Throw, throw, throw. And throw some more. Well, maybe a couple of months ago, but the Cardinals rejuvenated their running game when they dusted off veteran Edgerrin James (32) and handed him the ball. Edge: Cardinals

Special teams

Both teams have threats on returns. DeSean Jackson, a second-round pick, has been strong on punt returns for Philly. The Eagles' David Akers is a reliable kicker, and Sav Rocca is a solid punter. Arizona has a dangerous return unit. Edge: Eagles

Coaching

Heading into Thanksgiving, few fans in Philly were offering Andy Reid cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. Now, those same folks are celebrating Reid's coaching acumen. Cardinals fans are doing the same with Ken Whisenhunt. Edge: Eagles

Intangibles

The Cardinals staggered to the finish line, but they have been sensational in the playoffs. The Eagles won't be in awe or intimidated, with five NFC title games in eight years. EdgeL Cardinals

When the Eagles have the ball

When the Cardinals have the ball

Special teams

Coaching

Intangibles