The Arizona Cardinals are coming off of their worst offensive performance of the season as they head into a Week 7 bout with the Saints.
Somehow, the Arizona Cardinals only generated three offensive points against the worst defense in football. Of course, their poor performance once again raises the question of whether head coach Kliff Kingsbury should remain in the driver’s seat as head coach. Especially since a more than capable replacement is standing next to him on the sideline.
But a recent trade for Robbie Anderson tells us the Cardinals are still looking improve their offense or at least salvage things considering the potential season-ended injury Marquise Brown suffered. Then, of course, there is the big return of DeAndre Hopkins, so with at least one name joining the fold this Thursday, we are in Chapter One in Kingsbury’s quest to save his job.
Can the Cardinals head coach use Hopkins to spark the offense this week? Let’s take a closer look below.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Saints Odds – Week 7
Per Fan Duel, the Arizona Cardinals are currently (-1.5) favorites as of Monday, October 17th at home against the New Orleans Saints. Their current over/under sits at 44.5, and the Cardinals hold a (-120 moneyline). The moneyline for the Saints is (+102).
Arizona Cardinals vs. Saints Prediction – Week 7
Okay, I seriously have zero faith in the Cardinals following last Sunday’s epic meltdown. The defense has looked phenomenal, but unless they start shutting teams out, there is no way the Cardinals will score enough points to win these games in the current environment.
That said, I’m saying the Saints win this game 21-10, with the Cardinals scoring a late touchdown to make the final tally respectable. Further, the Cardinals haven’t won at home in nearly a year. And although the Saints do not look like the Drew Brees era Saints, the Seahawks also didn’t look like the Russell Wilson era Seahawks.
At this point, the Cardinals could play the lowly Detroit Lions and still have a hard time figuring out how to get into the end zone. Oh wait, that already happened last season when Detroit beat them 30-12. Not saying that this game is a lock for the Saints, but there is no way I can justify taking the Cardinals until they prove they can move the ball and score.
(Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change)