The Arizona Cardinals are in uncharted place in 2021. The team is currently experiencing its second losing run of the campaign.
Fans in the Red Sea were left scratching their heads on Sunday after the Cards were dominated by the Detroit Lions. Arizona was upset by the team with the NFL’s worst record. You could even call it the biggest upset of the year.
However, as legendary New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick once remarked following a humiliating loss,”& ldquo, We & rsquo ,” move on to Cincinnati. & rdquo,
It is, & ldquo, We & rsquo on to Indianapolis, with the exception of the Cardinals. & rdquo,
On Saturday, the Cardinals and the Colts will participate in one of two NFL Christmas Day game. Arizona is hoping Santa left a W & rsquo under the Christmas tree because the NFC’s top seed appears to be vanishing.
On Christmas Day, Cardinals have a little advantage over Colts at home.
Game: Arizona Cardinals( 10-4 ) vs. Indianapolis Colts( 8-6 )
Date: Saturday, Dec. 25
Time: 6:15 p.m. MST
Location: State Farm Stadium – Glendale, Arizona
TV Coverage: NFL Network
The Arizona Cardinals will find themselves in the prime time spotlight once again. The last two occasions didn’t go so well. Arizona has lost its last two stand-alone primetime games, a Week 8 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football and a Week 14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football.
Perhaps the Cards will perform better in Saturday Night Football on & lsquo. It won’t be simple as Arizona prepares to face a scorching Indianapolis Colts staff. Indianapolis is currently in the midst of the AFC playoffs following and has won seven of its last nine activities.
The Colts’ recent success combined with Arizona’s struggles has Arizona sports betting sites losing confidence in the home-state squad. The Cardinals are favored in this game. However, the spread is only at . To put that in perspective, home teams normally get a three-point cushion from sportsbooks.
As a result, bookmakers are really optimistic about the Colts.
This game is essentially a ‘pick-em.’ In other words, if you are planning on putting some cash down on this game, you may want to stick to placing a moneyline bet. Arizona is listed at odds to win on Saturday. Meanwhile, the moneyline odds for a Colts win are at .
If you are sweating bullets about betting on the Arizona Cardinals on the moneyline, the over/under is always an option. The over/under for total points in this game is at .
This year, both teams are scoring more than 27 points per game on average.
NFL leaving its mark on Christmas Day, NBA & rsquo
Christmas Day was customarily observed as some people in the sports industry consider it to be the NBA season’s beginning. Basketball has dominated the day for decades, with nonstop NBA motion starting as soon as we open our presents until we finish the eggnog late at night.
The NFL would generally avoid the holiday and hardly ever host a marquee game. In fact, the majority of that week’s stone of NFL game took place on Christmas Eve in 2016, the next day Christmas fell on a Sunday.
On December 25, but, the NFL did stage two divisional games that season. In the midst of the trip night, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated division rivals the Denver Broncos, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North.
Since then, the NFL has not been afraid to compete with the NBA on Christmas Day. The Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints NFL Christmas game last season averaged a Nielsen estimate of 20.1 million people across FOX and NFL Network.
As one might anticipate, the NFL easily won the day’s featured NBA game, which also featured Dallas Mavericks in primetime ( 6.9M ), Los Angeles Lakers, and LeBron James.
May the Cardinals Rebound From Last Week’s Great Upset?
Arizona’s loss to the Lions has put a bad taste in the mouths of the fans, the sports media and even the oddsmakers. The Cardinals Super Bowl odds have plummeted to . There is still hope. Arizona needs to win one of their last three games to clinch a playoff spot.
Nevertheless, a lot of people are losing faith in this group. Since Week 1, the Lions haven’t scored more than 30 points in a sport. Additionally, they only scored 20 or more factors twice throughout the year prior to their victory over the Cardinals.
You may argue that it was currently the year’s biggest disturbed. The top five NFL time 2021 irritates are listed below.
1. Bills versus Jaguars ( 16 )
As impressive as the Lions & rsquo’s loss to the Cardinals was, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 16-point home underdog victory over the Buffalo Bills is equally impressive.
The Jags defeated the Bills 9 â 6. They were still being led by Urban Meyer, whose disastrous tenure in Jacksonville & nbsp ended after just 13 games, and they were without their star offensive player, James Robinson.
The Jaguars & rsquo defense made a significant appearance and won the turnover battle, 3 â 1, while also four times sacking Bills quarterback Josh Allen. That & rsquo, which is favorable for the Jaguars, is that the Bills were favored by more points than were scored during the game.
2. 2. ( 13 ) Lions vs. Cardinals
Bettors who wager on a Lions + 13 seat ought to be beaming broadly. They appeared to be the 13-point classics after defeating the Cardinals in the 30-12 victory.
Detroit led the game by at least 14 points in the second half and not trailed. One of those games featured Colt McCoy as player, making the Lions the second group in the year to keep the Cardinals to fewer than 23 points.
The Lions also made history by becoming the third team since 1970 to defeat a team with the league & rsquo, which has the worst record, and the NFL & mquo’s best record.
3. Bengals are defeated by jets( 1-11.5 ).
Do you recall the time when Mike White would replace Tom Brady with the New York Jets? That was largely due to White & rsquo’s outstanding performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in his first NFL start.
Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury against the Patriots, forcing White to commence at quarterback against Cincinnati. He threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns, giving the Jets a startling win. The Jets’ 34-31 victory was more than two scores above what was anticipated.
4.. 4. Cowboys defeat Broncos( 10.5 )
This match was much more powerful than the Broncos’ 30-16 victory. Before allowing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to make a couple of garbage-time touchdown drives, Denver led 30 â 0 in the fourth quarter.
This game also supported Teddy Bridgewater & rdquo’s theory that you shouldn’t bet against them. Throughout his career, he has a 42 â 20 against the spread.
5. 5. Titans over Texas (- 10 )
When the Tennessee Titans faced the Houston Texans in Week 11, there was chat that they were the best team in the AFC. That talk largely vanished after they lost 22 â 13as double-digit favorites.
What’s odd about the result is that, for the most part, the Titans outran the Texans. Houston was outnumbered by them by 420 to 190 feet. What then went bad? The Titans made five turns with the game.