Washington Redskins (6-4-1) at Arizona Cardinals (4-6-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 4, 2016, 4:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -2.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5
The Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals square off late Sunday afternoon in a key NFC NFL contest at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The Washington Redskins look for a bounce back victory to get back in the NFC wild card race. The Washington Redskins are a sloppy 0-2-1 SU in their last three road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 3,540 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon have combined for more than 1,361 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jordan Reed has 59 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 111.5 yards per contest, and Robert Kelley leads the way with 461 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 24 points and 369.6 yards per game. Will Compton leads the Washington Redskins with 91 tackles, Trent Murphy has seven sacks and Josh Norman has 11 pass deflections.
The Arizona Cardinals also are in desperate need of a victory to remain in the NFC wild card race. The Arizona Cardinals have lost four home games dating back to the start of last season. Carson Palmer is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 2,931 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Palmer has one or less touchdown pass in five of his last eight games. Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson have combined for more than 1,415 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Michael Floyd has 28 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 106.8 yards per contest, and Johnson leads the way with 921 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 20.7 points and 294 yards per game. Deone Bucannon leads the Arizona Cardinals with 79 tackles, Chandler Jones has eight sacks and Marcus Cooper has three interceptions.
The Redskins are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cardinals are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Redskins are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
This is likely an elimination game in terms of the playoff race for the loser, so you should see two teams pulling out all of the stops. At the end of the day, the Arizona Cardinals the better and more talented football team, and they should get the job done here. The Cardinals have the atheltic and aggressive defense to give Cousins problems and their offense has more than enough weapons to move the ball on what can be a shaky Washington defense. I don't like the Redskins chances of winning this game in a hostile such as U of Phoenix Stadium. Cards and the small line is one of the better bets on the board for Sunday.