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Eagles beat Cardinals, reach 5-0 start for first time since 2004

The Eagles fought off the Cardinals to remain undefeated. We break down the last time they reached 5-0 to start a season.

Markus Golden #44 of the Arizona Cardinals dives after Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at State Farm Stadium on October 09, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles got a stiff fight in Week 5, but they emerged victorious once again and remain undefeated. They beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-17 after Arizona’s replacement kicker missed a field goal in the last minute of the game. It wasn’t a pretty game, but they benefited from some Cardinals miscues to get the win.

The win improves the Eagles to 5-0, which is the first time they’ve reached that mark since 2004. Philly started that season 7-0 and ended up playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 39. The Patriots won that game 24-21.

Philadelphia came into the weekend with -2000 odds to make the playoffs, -300 odds to win the NFC East, and +800 odds to win the Super Bowl. They now have a massive matchup in Week 6 when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. The lookahead line at DraftKings Sportsbook was Eagles -5.5 and it re-opened at that number Sunday evening as the Eagles-Cardinals game wrapped.