by Matt Snyder
The two biggest underdogs of the postseason will square off in Arizona this weekend, with one of them emerging from the desert as NFC Champion. They've taken drastically different paths in order to arrive at the same point in this 2008 season, but they meet at the same place.
The Cardinals -- beneficiaries of the NFC's weakling division -- had the playoff spot wrapped up for weeks, while the Eagles had to fight tooth and nail -- in addition to needing Bears and Bucs losses in Week 17 -- just to make the dance. The Cards scuffled down the stretch and were nothing but an afterthought as the playoffs began.