Cincinnati Bengals (8-1) at Arizona Cardinals (7-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 22, 2015, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -2.5 -- Over/Under: 48
The Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals square off Sunday night at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bengals look to bounce back after losing Monday night to the Houston Texans. Andy Dalton is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 2,423 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. Dalton has thrown three picks in his last three games. A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert have combined for 1,229 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Marvin Jones has 35 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 115.1 yards per contest, and Giovani Bernard leads the way with 547 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 16.9 points an 338.8 yards per game. Vincent Rey leads the Bengals with 74 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has 8.5 sacks and Adam Jones has nine pass deflections. Andre Smith is questionable with a concussion.
The Arizona Cardinals look to tighten their lead on the NFC West with a victory. Carson Palmer is completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,749 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Palmer has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown have combined for 1m398 receiving yards and Michael Floyd has 27 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 123.9 yards per contest, and Chris Johnson leads the way with 734 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 20.6 points and 316.1 yards per game. Deone Bucannon leads the Cardinals with 63 tackles, Tyrann Mathieu has 12 pass deflections and Rashad Johnson has four interceptions. Cory Redding, Mike Iupati and Michael Floyd are questionable.
The Cardinals make a strong case as the best team in the NFC, as they have a potent offense and a defense that can rush the passer while playing tight coverage across the board. Arizona is scary good. Meanwhile, the Bengals have been finding weird ways to win, just lost to the Texans at home and now have to travel to Arizona on short rest.
This should be a Cardinals victory rather easily. Yes, I'm that high on Arizona.