The "Thursday Night Football" world tour heads to the desert this week as the Denver Broncos (2-4) battle the Arizona Cardinals (1-5). These are two teams that desperately need a win to jump-start their seasons as both are on the brink of playoff elimination and securing a high pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers are two NFC West teams trying to find their way, but on different routes and separate timelines. The youthful Cardinals are in a full-on rebuild mode with a new head coach in Steve Wilks and a new franchise quarterback in Josh Rosen. The Cardinals aren’t worried so much about who they are now, but what they will be in the future.
For the Seattle Seahawks (1-2) they picked up a 24-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys in their home opener to give them some confidence. Now, it's time for a trip to the desert to take on an Arizona Cardinals (0-3) team whose season is on the edge of disaster heading into Week 4.
Here are the football locks for betting the NFL Week 3 and college football Week 4. This week’s locks include Bill Belichick owning a former Patriots employee, Bryce Love and Stanford flying by the Ducks, Scott Frost doing his best Bob Devaney impression to keep it close at the Big House, Khalil Mack’s Bears defense suffocating a Cardinals offense averaging three points per game, and Georgia earning its second SEC win of the season on the road in Columbia.
On paper, Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals looks like the perfect opportunity for the Chicago Bears. The Cardinals have started the season 0-2; they’ve scored only six points in two games; they can’t get much going on offense and they can’t stop much on defense. They are a far cry from the team that went to the playoffs just three seasons ago. Heading into this Week 3 matchup with Chicago (1-1), the Cardinals have already been outscored 58-6.
There are a lot of similarities between the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals. Both are coming off a mediocre season with each team finishing at or near .500. The Redskins didn’t quite make it there after going 7-9. The Cardinals, on the other hand, won four of their last six games to finish 8-8 on the year.
There are also the new faces at quarterback. After six seasons in Washington, Kirk Cousins decided to take his talents to Minnesota. To replace him, the team traded for former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith.
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