at San Francisco
The game at San Francisco was the one game Stanton started last season. He won 33-21, despite throwing for less than 50 percent completion.
He also had David Johnson too, who ran for 157-yards. He won’t have him but he does have Adrian Peterson. If Peterson can go off like he did two weeks ago, then there is a chance.
As long as Stanton can manage the game, Peterson can get some blocking upfront, then the Cardinals should be able to win.
Cardinals 22 49ers 18
Stanton has struggled against the Seahawks in the past. The Cardinals don’t usually play great against the Seahawks at home.
Last year they tied 6-6 and that was with Palmer and Johnson. There just isn’t a lot to be confident about in this one.
Seahawks 31 Cardinals 9
at Houston Texans
The Cardinals get their first look at quarterback Deshaun Watson. It won’t be pretty. Watson already leads the league in touchdown passes.
The defense has been known to give up big plays in the passing game. There is no reason to suspect the Cardinals won’t be exposed again.
Texans 28 Cardinals 19
These are not the Jaguars of old, at least not on defense. Quarterback Blake Bortles still shows his struggles at times.
However former defensive tackle Calais Campbell already has 10 sacks this season. He’s found new life in Jacksonville. Now he has something to prove to the Cardinals in his return. Not a good mix.
Jaguars 27 Cardinals 17