Monday Night Football – San Francisco Battles the Cardinals in Arizona
The Arizona Cardinals will try to end a 3 game losing skid as they host the San Francisco 49ers is a big NFC West matchup. The oddsmakers have San Francisco as a 7 point favorite and the total is set at 38. The Niners came back from that one sided loss to the Giants 2 weeks ago with a win over the Seahawks last week. Arizona lost their 3rd straight to Minnesota.
Look for a 60 minute game between these 2 physical, defensive teams. The Niners are giving up 272.3 yards per game which leads the league, and are second in points allowed at 14.3. Arizona holds their opponents to 312.1 yards and 16.9 points per game. San Francisco will look for a similar game to last week’s for Frank Gore, who rushed for a season high or 131 yards and also had 5 receptions for 51 yards.
Arizona’s offensive output has gone way down in the past 3 losses. They were averaging 22.8 points per game in their first 4 games but have scored a total of 33 in the last 3 games. QB Josh Skelton has struggled in the last 2 games since he has stepped in for an injured Kolb. They know the defense will do its’ job but the offense has to provide some scoring if the Cardinals are going to get back to winning games.
It’s all going to come down to Arizona stopping Frank Gore and to pull off a little scoring of their own. This is a big game because if the Cardinals lose they drop 2 games back and if they can get the win the division is tied up. I don’t know if Arizona will pull off the win over San Francisco but you have to give them the respect playing at home on Monday Night Football. Take the Cardinals +7 to at least cover.
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