The Arizona Cardinals 6-5 will play a classic NFC game against the Los Angeles Rams 7-4 at the State Farm Stadium on week 13. Both teams lost in week 12, so the atmosphere at the training this week was tense.
The Cardinals lost two games in a row to the Seattle Seacocks and the New England Patriots after beating the Buffalo Beals in week ten to the Hail Mary DeAndre Hopkins. Arizona ranks third in NFC West. If the playoffs started today, they’d be the third NFC team to get a wildcard.
Meanwhile, Rams crashed in San Francisco in week 49. Los Angeles finished second in the NFC West and is currently in fifth place in the NFC playoff standings.
Now that the Cardinals and the Aries are about to begin, let’s look at four bold predictions for the competition from an Arizona perspective.
1. Kyler Murray throws two touchdowns, one interception.
Cardinal Kayler Murray, star quarterback, is expected to play against the Rams despite a right shoulder injury. In week 11, the first pickup injured the shoulder compared to the Seahawks.
The Rams have one of the best defences in the NFL. They only allow 19.5 points per game in the season, which is good for the fourth NFL team. Los Angeles has two superstars on the other side of the ball, Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.
In two career games against the Rams, Murray lost 0-2 and lost two touchdowns and three points at 488 yards on the pass. We have the first touchdown and an interception in the 13th minute. week against Ramse’s defense, who will be hungry after losing last week to Nick Mullens.
In 11 games this season, Murray has lost 19 touchdowns and nine steals and made 68.2% of his assists. The 23-year-old collected 2,814 passports.
2. DeAndre Hopkins scores two touchdowns
DeAndre Hopkins, one of the top exponents of the NFL, was a star in his first season at the Cardinals. The four-time professional has 77 shots for 967 yards and four touchdowns, the final score is a captured Ave Maria against the Bill.
The Ramseys have one of the best defenders in the league in Ramsey, which Hopkins will certainly defend throughout the match. It will be an excellent game from start to finish, which can determine the outcome of the game.
Hopkins scored two touchdowns against Ramse, bringing his total to six this season. It won’t be easy because Ramsey is a stallion, but the Cardinals are desperate to win after losing two games in a row, and Murray will certainly not be afraid to go the way of Hopkins just because Ramsey is protecting him.
3. Cardinals shoot twice at Jared Goffe.
The alarm system of the Jared Goffe Rams has recently become a moving car. In the last four games he has made six interceptions, two of them in the 12th minute. Round by the 49th. Former Rams coach Sean McVeigh called Rams’ head coach because of his defeat after 12 weeks, leaving Goffe under pressure against the Cardinals in week 13.
But Goff keeps fighting the cardinals. Arizona will shoot twice at Goff and put Murray and Co. in a good position on the field, which is very important because the Rams defense is difficult to hit.
In seven career games against the Goffe Cardinals – 6-1 – he scored 10 touchdowns and only three interceptions. However, for some reason, Goff has fallen behind this season and may not have the same success in week 13.
4. Cardinals beat Rams and improve to 7-5
The Cardinals defeated the Rams in week 13 and by the end of the season they improved their position to 7-5. Arizona can’t afford to lose three games in a row, with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears at the bottom of the NFC last place on the joker.
The Cardinals haven’t defeated the Aries in a long time. In fact, Los Angeles 5-0 against Arizona in the last five games. But it’s a new era for the Cardinals with Murray, Hopkins and head coach Cliff Kingsbury.
Cardinals and Aries absolutely have to win, which is why the 13th edition will be held in the same place. This week’s game will be really good. Both teams have elite attacks, while the Rams have an excellent defense.
But the cardinals are still shocked by the heroism of Murray and Hopkins.