Yes, NFL fans we are now in Week 11 of the 2015-16 NFL Regular Season and this Sunday night the 22nd of November 2015, and this game should be very exciting as the 8-1 Bengals of Cincinnati (AFC-North) play at the 7-2 Cardinals of Arizona (NFC-West) with the game being played at the University of Arizona Stadium in Glendale, Arizona with kick-off scheduled for 8:35 PM ET and can be seen on NBC TV.
If you are one to Bet on NFL football at SBG Global.com the opening odds have Cardinals of Arizona favored at -5 -105 with the Over/under at 48 and -240 on the ML, while the underdog Bengals are at +5 -115 and +200 on the ML.
Yes, that’s correct fans; the Bengals are no longer perfect, as the team and their QB A. Dalton were unable to get their offense churning and were beaten a home by the Texans on Monday Night Football 10-6! Now they are on the road against the Cardinals of Arizona who just had a big win over the Seahawks of Seattle 39-32, as the Cards now seek a win to strengthen their lead in the NFC. So watch and wager on this game between 2 division leaders in the NFL.
If you’re a fan of the 8-1 Bengals of Cincinnati your team seeking a perfect season was broken in prime time by the Texans 10-6, as the team was unable to cover this season for the 1st time. Their QB A. Dalton only completed 58 % of his pass attempts for 196 yards, scoring not a single TD, and being intercepted 1 time. His TE T. Eifert also struggled as he dropped 3 passes that turned out to be costly in that low scoring game. Plus the Bengals running game was halted as they in total had 21 offensive carries that gained 72 yards.
However, the Bengals defense did play well as they only allowed the Texans a total of 254 yards offensively in the game, and the 1 and only TD in the game thrown by back-up QB T. Yates to seal the win. With that loss it’s easy to over look the Bengals great performance in their 1st 8 games of the season as QB Dalton was have a great season and was tied with Patriots QB Brady for the league leader in passer rating.
Yes, his record in prime time game is only 4-8, but remember in the previous game on prime time Thursday Night Football he passed for 3 TD’s in their 31-10 win over the Browns of Cleveland. And don’t forget that the Bengals defense has also had some big games, like limiting the Steelers on the road in a 16-10 win. Look for the Bengals to make a comeback in this Sunday Night Prime Time game.
Now if you like the 7-2 Cardinals of Arizona they appear to be Super Bowl contenders this season, especially after their win on the road against the powerful Seahawks of Seattle 39-32. Yes, that’s the most points that have been scored against the Seahawks in recent times. Thus your Cardinals have now won 3 consecutive games and are now at 6 and 3 against the spread this season.
As the Cardinals running game struggled in that last game, their QB C. Palmer and their passing game kept the Cardinals in the game against the Seahawks as Palmer passed for some 362 yards and 3 TD’s. Receivers L. Fitzgerald and M. Floyd together had a combined 242 yards on receptions, and 2 of Floyd’s receptions went for TD’s. That should tell us that they can compete with their passing game against any team in the NFL.
And the facts are that the Arizona defense is still one of the best in the NFL against either the passing game or running game of opponents, and definitely believe they can slow down the Bengals powerful offense in a comeback effort after struggling last Monday night in prime time against the Texans. At home this season Arizona has only allowed opponents some 17 points in each game this season. In the Arizona Cardinals last 19 home games during the regular season they are with 16 wins and 3 losses.
The prediction in this game sees the Arizona defense playing better than the Bengals and their QB Dalton, while the Cards QB Palmer connects on his passing game and the Cardinals beat the Bengals 31-21 on Sunday Night.