A massive battle atop the NFL is set to go Sunday night when the 8-1 Cincinnati Bengals visit the 7-2 Arizona Cardinals. The OddsShark Super Computer is picking the Cardinals to hand the Bengals their second consecutive loss with a predicted score of 27-20 in favour of the Cards.
The Cardinals offense has been stellar this season as they rank first in the NFL in yards per game and second in points per game. However, the Cardinals defense is only allowing 316.1 yards per game, good for the third-best mark in the NFL.
The Bengals are coming into the game on a short week following an embarrassing 10-6 loss to the hapless Houston Texans. Quarterback Andy Dalton threw more interceptions than touchdowns for just the second time this season on Monday, but both instances happened in the past three games.
Undefeated Teams Projected to Excel
Only two teams remain undefeated in the NFL and the OddsShark Super Computer is projecting big wins from both of those teams this weekend. The Carolina Panthers are projected to top the lowly Washington Redskins 34.8-12.7 and the New England Patriots are pegged to top the Buffalo Bills 29.4-15.9, which are two of the three biggest projected blowouts of the weekend.
Though Cam Newton gets the headlines, the Panthers have gone 9-0 based on a rushing attack that ranks third in the NFL this season.
The Patriots survived a scare against the New York Giants last week, but Tom Brady is still the best quarterback in the NFL with 24 touchdowns and only three interceptions.
Packers Fall Predicted To Continue
The Green Bay Packers have lost three-straight games, including a bewildering 18-16 loss to the Detroit Lions. The OddsShark Super Computer is not expecting that skid to end this week, with the Minnesota Vikings projected to beat the Packers 27.9-14.5.
The Packers have averaged just 18.3 points and 304.7 yards of offense in their past three games.
The Vikings have now won five consecutive games behind the old-school combination of the NFL’s best rushing attack and a defense that has allowed the fewest points per game.
|Thu||Tennessee Titans||Jacksonville Jaguars||19.5||26.1|
|Sun||Indianapolis Colts||Atlanta Falcons||16.9||30.3|
|Sun||St. Louis Rams||Baltimore Ravens||20.3||23.0|
|Sun||Washington Redskins||Carolina Panthers||12.7||34.8|
|Sun||Denver Broncos||Chicago Bears||19.6||24.2|
|Sun||Oakland Raiders||Detroit Lions||24.0||23.8|
|Sun||New York Jets||Houston Texans||25.7||20.0|
|Sun||Dallas Cowboys||Miami Dolphins||25.4||25.8|
|Sun||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Philadelphia Eagles||21.6||28.9|
|Sun||Kansas City Chiefs||San Diego Chargers||22.8||24.2|
|Sun||Green Bay Packers||Minnesota Vikings||14.5||27.9|
|Sun||San Francisco 49ers||Seattle Seahawks||10.9||30.0|
|Sun||Cincinnati Bengals||Arizona Cardinals||20.0||27.0|
|Mon||Buffalo Bills||New England Patriots||15.9||29.4|