Arizona Cardinals: 4 bold predictions for Week 6 vs. Browns
Kyler Murray and the Cardinals have shocked the NFL as many picked them to finish last in the NFC West. The Cardinals beat another one of the top players in the league, including a 37-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
This week, the Cardinals are taking on the Cleveland Browns, who look to be an elite team. The Cardinals made a move to better the team by trading for tight end Zach Ertz. Ertz will be a key weapon for Murray going forward and could elevate the offensive output. The Cardinals’ tough test could show they are ready to contend for a Super Bowl if they take down the Browns. With that said, here are four bold predictions for the Cardinals week 6 game against the Browns.
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Cardinals Week 6 Predictions
4. Cardinals rush for 150 yards
The Cardinals rushing attack has been lethal this season with two solid running backs and a dual threat quarterback.
Chase Edmonds and James Connor have provided the Cardinals have a great one-two punch in the backfield. With the ability to create plays when no one is open, Murray allows the Cardinals to have another dynamic on offense.
So far this season, Murray has rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns (Pro Football Reference). His rushing ability is a nightmare for defenses to contain in the red zone as the running backs can run it in and have Kyler roll out.
Look for the Cards to have a dominant rushing performance on the ground.
3. Defense forces multiple turnovers
The Cardinals’ defense looked to be improved in the season, but it has been better than expected. J.J. Watt was a huge addition to the Cards; he has paired well alongside superstar pass rusher Chandler Jones. While Watt’s numbers may not show the elite player he used to be, but Jones has played at a high level.
This season, Jones already has recorded five sacks and two forced fumbles (Pro Football Reference). This pass rush paired with a solid secondary should help the Cardinals create turnovers against the Browns this week.
2. DeAndre Hopkins goes over 100 yards
DeAndre Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the NFL and has shown the ability to take over games. This season, Hopkins has yet to go over 100 yards receiving in a game but has a great shot against the Browns. The Browns allowed 47 points against the Los Angeles Chargers last week, allowing Justin Herbert to carve up the defense.
Murray and Hopkins could have a similar performance to what Herbert and Mike Williams did last week.
1. Kyler Murray gets four total touchdowns
Murray has been one of the best players in the league this season. He is in the MVP conversation and has been great at leading the Cardinals offense to success. So far this season, Murray has thrown for 1,512 yards for ten touchdowns and only four interceptions. He has also completed his passes at a high level with a 75.2 completion percentage (Pro Football Reference). This game could turn into a shootout, which would allow Murray to go off.
Look for Murray to have a phenomenal game and continue to have a great season.
The Cardinals have a challenging game against the Browns this week, but they should be able to pick up the victory.