It’s Thursday Night Football and the NFL schedule is heating up as two of struggling teams are facing off tonight. It’s the Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers.
The Cardinals have surprised many this season — not for their good play, but for how poorly they have been performing since season tipoff. They’re bottom dwellers in the NFC West Team, sitting at 1-3. If it were another squad, football fans wouldn’t feel an ounce of shock. But this is the Cardinals, the team favorited to top not only the National Football Conference but the entire league this season. Previews during off-season billed them to take home the Vince Lombardi and be 2016 Super Bowl champions. Yet, they take fourth seat in the four-team division.
So what happened to the Cardinals? Their at a loss, especially offensively. Quarterback Carson Palmer has not been his MVP candidate-self since the season started, and his offensive men are no help to him at all. And as if the bad luck isn’t enough for Arizona, Palmer will be sitting out of the game with a concussion.
However, according to Cardinals vs 49ers predictions, if the Cardinals have it bad expect the 49ers to have worse. Aside from its terrible play, the new coaching system isn’t working for them either. Coupled with the crazy media attention its QB Colin Kaepernick is facing, it has been a terrible start for the team.
According to CBS Sports, the team’s offense has been so bad this season, that it has dropped to a lowly 26th spot.
“The 2016 version of the 49ers’ offense ranks 26th, according to Football Outsiders‘ metrics. If you’re a glass-half-full type, the only good news about this is that it’s six spots above their last-place finish from a season ago.”
While the Cardinals vs 49ers game pits two struggling teams, fans can still expect a lot of action for this NFL schedule match. It’s gonna be a really close match, but bets are the Cardinals will take the win home, 28-21.
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Time: The NFL schedule for Cardinals vs 49ers is tonight, Thursday, at 8:25 pm.
Channel: It will air on CBS and NFL Network.