One of the benefits of finishing with the worst record in the league is owning the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and the Cardinals used it on former Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a player new coach Kliff Kingsbury had tried to recruit to Texas Tech and a potential superstar who could change the very landscape of the NFL with his dual-threat talents as both a pocket passer and a runner.
Old vs. young has never been more embodied in a Super Bowl than with its 53rd installment. The game on Feb. 3 between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will have both the largest age differences between quarterbacks and head coaches.
With that as the backdrop, here are the largest age gaps under center in Super Bowl history. As you will see, youth hasn't always been served but it hasn't necessarily been a huge disadvantage on Super Sunday either.
The Los Angeles Rams will look to get back on the track on the road when they take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon. Los Angeles pounded the Cards back in September at home 34-0 in a game that saw Sam Bradford under center for the road team and Todd Gurley running for three touchdowns. Jared Goff also looked really good, throwing for 354 yards in the victory. The Rams have won four of their last five in the series including 32-16 at Arizona in 2017.
Two teams battling to salvage some professional pride while changing the culture under their first-year head coaches will get together on Sunday afternoon as the Detroit Lions travel to Glendale to play the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.
The Los Angeles Chargers just couldn’t put away the Denver Broncos last week. Denver hung around long enough to snap the Chargers’ six-game winning streak despite L.A. out-gaining the Broncos 479-325. The reeling Arizona Cardinals will likely need to pull a similar trick to upset the Chargers this week.
Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals Prediction and Preview
Legendary coach Vince Lombardi said it best: "Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." For both the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals, the quote holds a lot of truth.
As the two teams will meet this Sunday, both will be hoping to get back on the winning track after suffering a lot of losing this season. Oakland has lost its last five games; the Raiders' last win came on Sept. 30. Arizona has just a one-game losing streak after losing to the Chiefs 26-14 in Week 10.
The San Francisco 49ers (1-6) and Arizona Cardinals (1-6) will square off for the second time in three weeks on Sunday afternoon. A Week 5 matchup between these two NFC West rivals resulted in a 28-18 victory in favor of the Cardinals. It stands as Arizona’s only win so far this season and marked the Cardinals seventh consecutive win against the 49ers dating back to 2014.