Arizona Cardinals (3-3) at Los Angeles Rams (4-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 22, 2017, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -3.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5
The Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams square off in week 7 NFC West division action from Twickenham Stadium in England.
The Arizona Cardinals will look to finally climb above .500 after alternating wins and losses in each of their first six games, including a 38-33 victory over Tampa Bay to sit at 3-3 this season. Carson Palmer completed 18 of his 22 pass attempts for 283 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception. Adrian Peterson made quite the Cardinals’ debut, racking up 134 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 26 carries, while Larry Fitzgerald led the Cards’ receiving corps with 10 catches for 138 yards and a receiving score. John Brown and Troy NIklas each contributed a receiving TD of their own, while Jermaine Gresham caught a pair of balls for 32 yards. Defensively, the Cardinals combined for a sack and a pair of interceptions while giving up 414 yards and allowing a 7 for 14 mark on 3rd down in the win.
The Los Angeles Rams will look for another win to stay at the top of the division standings after taking down Jacksonville by a final score of 27-17 in their last outing. Jared Goff threw for 124 yards and a touchdown on 11 of 21 passing, while Todd Gurley led the team with 116 rushing yards on 23 carries. Robert Woods led the team with 5 catches for 70 yards, while Cooper Kupp caught a pair of passes and Gerald Everett caught the team’s lone offensive touchdown in the win. Defense and special teams rules the day for the Rams, as Pharoh Cooper started the game with a 103-yard kick return for a touchdown and Malcolm Brown added a blocked punt return TD while Greg Zuerlein had a pair of field goals including a 56-yarder while the defense held the Jags to 389 yards of total offense and 4 for 15 on 3rd down while combining for 5 sacks and an interception.
Arizona is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 division matchups. Los Angeles is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 division matchups and 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 against the NFC while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. Arizona is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
Both of these teams had offensive outbreaks in week 6, and although I’m a tad concerned about the Cardinals allowing Tampa Bay to come back in the game, and with the travel playing a potential factor, I still think the Cardinals are finally a complete team after the acquisition of Adrian Peterson. Not to mention the Cardinals have had the bulk of the success against the spread when it comes to playing the Rams, so I’ll take the free points with Arizona.