3 favorable matchups for the Cardinals in Week 13 vs. the Bears

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When they head out on the road for a Week 13 matchup against the Chicago Bears, which matchups favor the Arizona Cardinals the most?

The Arizona Cardinals head into Soldier Field to face the Chicago Bears in Week 13, and while the Bears have historically put together better football teams throughout the two franchises’ time sharing the Chicago market until 1960, the Cardinals hold the edge in 2021.

Barring a total meltdown, the Cardinals match up favorably against the Bears in all three phases of the game this weekend.

However, they may still be without quarterback Kyler Murray and receiver DeAndre Hopkins, even if the duo has taken part in practice coming off the Week 12 bye as of Thursday. If they can go, it gives the Cardinals a lesser opponent to break the star quarterback and receiver back into the lineup.

But even if Murray and Hopkins stay on the sideline, quarterback Colt McCoy proved he can win games as a serviceable backup. The passing game is just one of a few favorable matchups heading into Week 13. Keep reading to discover three matchups the Cardinals can leverage against their former crosstown rival.