The Arizona Cardinals game-by-game predictions for weeks 5-8 of the 2016 NFL season
After predicting a 4-0 start for the Arizona Cardinals to start the 2016 season, here is a look at the games for weeks 5-8 of the new campaign. The Cardinals will find themselves on the road twice and at home twice. These next four games have three national television appearances to go along with them.
Week 5: @San Francisco 49ers 5:25 p.m. CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football
The Cardinals beat the 49ers twice in 2015. One game was a laugher 47-7 in Arizona, however the game in Santa Clara was a little closer. The Cardinals escaped with a 19-13 victory. The Niners played one of their better games defensively.
The good news: The Niners have Chip Kelly as their coach. He’s a mess. He can’t tell the truth. He does it his way or the highway, which in itself is not a bad thing necessarily, but his ego is pretty big and it got him into trouble in Philadelphia. As of right now, they still have no idea who will be their starter for the 2015 season.
The bad news: If the Niners get their act together, they might be a force. Just because Chip is a mess doesn’t mean sometimes he doesn’t know what he’s doing. The Niners played the Cards tough in California last season as previously stated.
Prediction: I am not sure the Niners yet have what it takes to consistently win with the group they Have. I know this. They will be a tough opponent. Most times you can throw the records out when dealing with a divisional opponent and this one is on national television. I’m not sure the Niners are there just yet though.
Cardinals 22 49ers 19
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