Arizona Cardinals: 5 bold predictions for 2016

Jan 16, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) reacts as he leaves the field after defeating the Green Bay Packers in a NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) reacts as he leaves the field after defeating the Green Bay Packers in a NFC Divisional round playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 27, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) catches a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) catches a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cardinals will win at least two games by 40 points

The Cardinals had a couple of blowout wins last season.  They won by 40 points just once though. Their defense kept them from winning by that much more than the one time, 47-7 over the San Francisco 49ers.  They beat the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions each by 25, Rams by 24, and the Eagles by 23.

This offense though can get into a flow quick.  Now you also have running back David Johnson entering his second season.  He’s no longer a rookie.

There are few doubts about the offense’s ability to score.  The idea that they can defeat multiple teams by 40 will rely heavily on the defensive effort.

The defensive secondary has some questions to answer this summer before they strap it up for real in September.  If the defense can come through with more solid efforts the Cardinals do have some spots on the schedule to make this prediction happen.

Look to games at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, home against the 49ers, Rams, at the Dolphins as the best chances to make it happen.  They can score 40 on the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, but they have potent offenses themselves.

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