Arizona Cardinals (1-3) at San Francisco 49ers (1-3)
(+3.5) (O/U 43.0)
Here’s the truth, the Cards have a very predictable offense. They take deep shots down field over and over again. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. It worked out last season, often, but it seemed to have more to do with luck then skill.
This is the NFL. You can’t play like that. Defenders are too fast, skilled and in shape. It is essential in this league to mix it up and make short throws to be successful, and that is not Arizona’s skill set. Even worse for the Cardinals is that Carson Palmer is out with a concussion this game and Drew Stanton will start in his place.
That’s bad news because Stanton is absolutely terrible. His claim to fame so far is a stupid celebratory dance he did in a game against the Seahawks when he wasn’t even playing.