3 Bold Predictions: Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions – Week 15
Cardinals pass rush logs four sacks
Lions’ quarterback Jared Goff has been sacked 32 times in 2021. Nearly half of those sacks came in the previous five games (15). The Cardinals boast one of the best pass-rush units in the league, and they will feast on Goff when they also stop the running game in this matchup.
Just how much are the Lions struggling to protect Goff? He has logged the lowest number of pocket time since 2018 at just 2.4 seconds. His pressure percentage sits at 24.5 percent, nearly five percent more than he faced in 2020 and six percent more than he faced in 2019.
The Lions’ offensive line has struggled all season, not just protecting Goff, but also in the running game. Look for the Cardinals’ defense as a unit to put together a bounce-back performance now that the Monday Night downer is in the rearview mirror. To make this bold prediction more interesting, the Cardinals won’t just sack Goff four times; four different Cardinals will log a sack.