New York Jets (1-4) at Arizona Cardinals (2-3)
NFL Football: Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm (University of Phoenix Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -7.5 -- Over/Under: 46 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Jets head to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals to close out week 6 on Monday Night Football.
The New York Jets fell to 1-4 following a 31-13 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ryan Fitzpatrick avoided the dreaded interception for the first time in 3 weeks, completing 25 of his 38 pass attempts for 255 yards and a touchdown. Matt Forte led the Jets mediocre ground game with 53 yards on 12 carries, his second lowest total on the ground this season. Brandon Marshall had his best game of the season, logging 8 receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the 31 points were tied for the most the Jets allowed in any game this season. The only notable highlights from the Jets defensively came by way of a sack and forced fumble from Leonard Williams another forced fumble courtesy of Rontez Miles and a recovered fumble by Sheldon Richardson.
The Arizona Cardinals improved to 2-3 with a 33-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Drew Stanton took over for the injured starter Carson Palmer, who missed the game due to a concussion. Stanton got the job done as he completed just 11 of his 28 passes for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Cardinals went run heavy in week 5 and the beneficiary was David Johnson, who bulldozed his way to 157 yards on 27 carries to go along with a pair of touchdowns. Larry Fitzgerald caught more than half of the team’s passes logging 6 receptions for 81 yards and was the recipient of both of Stanton’s touchdown passes. Defensively, the Cards were all over the 49ers, despite San Fran scoring 21 points. The Cards sacked 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert 6 times throughout the game, with Markus Golden, who had 2, D.J. Swearinger, Kevin Minter and Calais Campbell who also had a pair of sacks, however one of Campbell’s sacks of Gabbert ended up being a safety late in the 4th quarter that sealed San Francisco’s fate. Campbell was quite busy in week 5 as he along with cornerback Marcus Cooper were the recipients of Gabbert’s two interceptions on the evening. All that while holding the Niners to just 286 yards of total offense.
New York is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 Monday Night games. Arizona is 20-7 ATS against a team with a losing record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This might be one of the least watched games of any of the Monday nighters we will get this season, however Palmer or no Palmer, I can’t side with the Jets considering how awful they have looked this entire season. Arizona just handled a 49ers team that is about on the same level as the Jets right now, which doesn’t look appealing if you’re a Jets fan heading into week 6.
Lay the points with the Cardinals.