Arizona Cardinals: 2015 Game-by-game prediction
By Scott Allen
Dec 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) knocks Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) out of bounds during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Week 9: BYE
Right now I hear Vegas has the Cardinals as a +6 against the bye.
Week 10: Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (SNF)
I don’t know if NBC was paying attention at all last year but the Cardinals didn’t fare so well in either outing against the Seahawks last year. To be fair Carson Palmer was not at quarterback in either game. This won’t be the offensive snooze fest it was last November in Seattle though.
Palmer’s last start in Seattle resulted in a 17-10 victory despite four interceptions. The Cardinals have made strides and I believe that Palmer will have an MVP-type year but I just don’t know if the Cardinals are ready to beat Seattle in front of the nation? Seahawks 30 Cardinals 27 (7-2)
Week 11: Cincinnati Bengals at Cardinals
The Bengals make their first-ever regular season visit to University of Phoenix Stadium. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton didn’t look good in the preseason. His fortune’s could carry over to the regular season. The Cardinals will win this pre-Thanksgiving fest. Cardinals 33 Bengals 10 (8-2)
Week 12: Cardinals at 49ers
At some point the Cardinals have to win in San Francisco, right? Ok, so they wouldn’t be technically winning in San Francisco. You’re welcome Santa Clarita. Wait is it Santa Clara or Santa Clarita? Man, it doesn’t matter if it is Santa Claus. The only gifts this Sunday will be coming from the Niners. Cardinals 24 Niners 15 (9-2)
Week 13: Cardinals at Rams
Maybe this is the Rams game that Weinfuss was talking about. Yeah, that has to be it. I’m sure of it. The Cardinals are typically given a tough game by the Rams in any year. The Rams defense has improved and the offense has more weapons. By this point in the season the Rams should be utilizing rookie running back Todd Gurley. Rams 27 Cardinals 17 (9-3)
Next: Tough ending to 2015 at home