2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 04, 2012
Arizona at St. Louis
Thursday 10/04 08:25 PM Eastern
2 units on Arizona PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The Arizona Cardinals are 4-0 for the first time in 38 years. The name on the uniform doesn't say Green Bay, New England, or San Francisco so there are a lot of non-believers. There are certainly quesiton marks about Arizona, but this fact is indisputable: they are finding a way to win ball games. This team is now 11-2 over their last 13 games. That speaks volumes in a game as a near pick'em against a team that was horrible last year and sitting at .500 this year. Last week the Rams caught the sleepy Seattle Seahawks after an emotionally draining and thrilling win on Monday Night vs. Green Bay on a last-play controversial TD. The difference here is that the Cardinals have the ability to stretch the field and exploit the Rams’ youthful secondary, which is limited in depth as well. Arizona’s defense currently rides the longest streak for consecutive multiple sack games at 10, and have 16 already this season. This Arizona defense is ranked third in the leage in points allowed (15.3) despite having faced a couple of high-powered offenses in New England and Philadelphia. In his four career starts against the Cardinals. Sam Bradford has been sacked 10 times and he has thrown five interceptions (QB rating of 67.1). Is Arizona as good as their 4-0 record indicates? No. But are they better than St. Louis? Absolutely. Take the Cards here.