Arizona Cardinals vs New York Jets NFL Football Week 5 Preview, Odds, Prediction
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Arizona Cardinals vs New York Jets Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview of the match for the NFL Football Game on Sunday October11th, 2020.
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray took everything the defense gave him in the team's loss to the Panthers in Week 4.
A week after throwing three interceptions, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft spent a full game diving and soaking up short pitches on the field.
It was as if his previous performance against the Lions terrified Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury to the point where he deliberately refused to open the offense.
The Cardinals played not to lose and still lost the game. They will have to make an effort to launch their attack against the struggling Jets.
The poison of choice against this Jets team is running the game. Their defensive front is crumbling every week, with teams averaging 129 rushing yards per game against them.
So it could be a great day (finally) for Kenya Cardinals running backs Drake and Chase Edmonds.
New York Jets
The Jets could have followed in the Houston Texans footsteps during the week and cut the hook with coach Adam Gase, but they opted to keep the circus going for at least a little longer.
Now, they may have another loss to show if they can't find a way to reverse it on Sunday. Protecting Darnold and giving him a clean pocket to throw away would be a good start.
The third-year quarterback has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns this season because he's worried about the ghosts he sees around him.
Darnold will miss this game with a shoulder injury, which means veteran Joe Flacco will take over.
That means the offensive line will need to protect a quarterback, who has very little mobility at 35, who suffered multiple injuries with Denver and Baltimore.
As the Cardinals go through an offensive identity crisis, the Jets will have a chance to finally assert their will on defense.
But they need to stay disciplined up front and force Murray to throw the ball onto the field. This will be your best chance to rack up takeout and give your own offense a shortstop.