For those who follow the NFL, you know that when you least expect it, expect it. Week 3 was a perfect indication of that. The reason that this happens EVERY YEAR is that the NFL has few dominant teams and a lot of weak and mediocre teams, which is why many use the word “parity” when talking about the NFL. That being said, Week 5 is time for that to showcase itself once again. There is one winless NFL team left; the Arizona Cardinals. They are on the road this week at San Francisco, who has taken a huge fall from pre-season grace with the loss of QB Jimmy Garappolo. The Niners looked good against San Diego last week, but I think that it was more of a product of the Chargers’ defense being in the infirmary. Arizona is showing signs of life….too bad the ownership was brain dead when they decided that Sam Bradford could stand upright if they stacked $20 million next to him. Not bad wages for 2+ games. At least they pointed towards the future with Josh Rosen in a winnable games versus the Bears. He has looked very poised in his 2 games and that is helping open up the running game. With the inability for the opposing defense to stack the box and shut down David Johnson, the offense can move the ball. The defense is very good and needs to see less plays. Controlling the clock on the offensive side of the ball is the key to that. I expect that to happen this week and Arizona will extend their 6 game winning streak versus the Niners…yep, the Cardinals have won 6 straight in this series.
I am playing the Cardinals straight up as a Moneyline winner at +170. If you can’t get that bet or are scared, play Arizona +4.
Good luck on your wagers!