The Arizona Cardinals barely managed to beat, though they didn’t cover the NFL online betting spread, the 49ers on Sunday when a seven-play, 75-yard drive culminated in Larry Fitzgerald scoring the Cards’ only TD of a 70+ minute game, all the while without the luxury of a huddle, a strategy that head coach Bruce Aryans might employ, albeit deliberately, early against the Philadelphia Eagles. “Sometimes, that’s been the best way we’ve played this year,” Arians said.
- Date: October 8th
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
- Sportsbook online NFL betting website odds:
Cardinals +6½ (-110) 45 (-105) +256
Eagles -6½ (-110) 45 (-115) -315
Hey, no huddle, no huddle, no huddle
Arizona starting QB is all for running the no huddle offense, and why wouldn’t he be? Anything that affords him a little extra protection is welcome by a guy who has been sacked a league-high 17 times. “It puts a good stress on the defense,” Palmer said. “Defensive linemen get tired, pass-rush slows down a little bit, it makes it a little more difficult to get to some of the packages where you get some crazy fire zones or some different looking coverages.” Conversely, “I’ve seen it go three-and-out a bunch, too. It’s kind of one of those things. The grass is always greener. It’s easy to say, ‘Well, let’s go to this.’ Sometimes, it can struggle. You’re just in the wrong play at the wrong time, and before you know it, it’s third-and-10. It can go both ways.”
“It puts a good stress on the defense."https://t.co/TSZebJfe7T
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 5, 2017
The Cards’ defense on the other hand, came through against the Niners, and can be said to have in general had a big influence on the total going under in Arizona’s last three games. The NFL online betting total has, in addition, gone under in four of the Cardinals’ last five games against the Eagles – for whom, notwithstanding, the over us 3-1 this season .
Where Eagles dare to win
The Eagles are learning how to win, especially close games such as their 26-24 win over the Chargers on Sunday. They still have to get the hang of beating the Cards, though, as Philly is 1-5 SU and 0-5-1 ATS in the last six games versus Arizona. The time may be ripe, however, for the Eagles to get the best of the Cardinals. The City of Brotherly Love is 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in the last six games, 5-0 SU and ATS in the last five games at home, and 7-2 SU in the last nine home games, while Arizona is 1-6 SU and 0-7 ATS in the last seven games played in the early afternoon, 0-5 SU and ATS in the last five games as an underdog of a touchdown or less, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 overall games, and and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games on the road. Conversely, the Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last five games after a win and 0-4 ATS in their last four games playing a team with a losing record, and the Cards is 6-0 against the NFL online betting spread in the last six games with the Eagles.