2006 Season NFL Football Past Picks

August 19, 2006

This pick was released to clients on July 30, 2012 at 7:56PM ET.

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Arizona at New England

Saturday 08/19 08:00 PM Eastern

2 units on Arizona +3.5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82)  RESULT: LOSS

Matt Cassel is no Tom Brady. Brady performed well as expected in the opener but Cassel should again see the bulk of the playing time here. Arizona came out pumped up and took down the Steelers in the brand new stadium in the desert. I think they are carrying quite a bit of momentum into this game. Winning feels good and it's not something the Cardinals players or coaches have felt much of in recent years. I think they will remain motivated to keep that feeling here. They will be excited to face New England. Despite being a preseason game, I think the Cardinals will view it as a "test" of their new revamped team. This Cardinals offense is going to be very good. Fitzgerald and Boldin can get open on any play and Bryant Johnson looked like Jerry Rice last week. Most of the offensive starters minus Edgerrin James saw extended playing time indicating that Arizona is taking things seriously and trying to win. Motivated team with momentum here getting more than a field goal - that's a good bet.

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