Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars: 9/26/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) vs Arizona Cardinals (2-0)
Game Info: Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm (TIAA Bank Field)
Betting Odds: Jacksonville Jaguars +7.5 -- Over/Under: 52 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Cardinals will travel to TIAA Bank Field to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Arizona Cardinals improved to 2-0 on the season after defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 34-33, this past Sunday. In a high-scoring, back and forth game, Arizona was able to hang on for the victory late after the Vikings missed a game-winning 38-yard FG with just :04 seconds left in regulation. Arizona outgained Minnesota by a 474-419 margin, however, did lose the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who completed 29 of 36 passes for 400 yards, 3 TD, & 2 INT.
On the season, Arizona is averaging 36.0 ppg on 464.0 total yards per game (344.5 passing yds/g; 119.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Arizona has been led by QB Kyler Murray who has completed 73.5% of his passes for 689 yards, 7 TD, & 3 INT. The top receiving threats for the Cardinals have been Rondale Moore (11 rec, 182 yards, TD), DeAndre Hopkins (10 rec, 137 yards, 3 TD), & Christian Kirk (8 rec, 135 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Arizona is allowing their opponents to average 23.0 ppg on 362.5 total yards per game (231.0 passing yds/g; 131.5 rushing yds/g).
Jacksonville is still in search of their first victory of the season as the Jaguars fell to 0-2 on the season after being defeated by the Denver Broncos 23-13, this past Sunday. Jacksonville was able to get out to a quick 7-0 lead on a Marvin Jones 25-yard TD reception, however, the Jaguars struggled the rest of the way and Denver was able to score 23 unanswered points to pull away for the victory. Jacksonville was outgained by Denver by a 398-189 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Jaguars was WR Marvin Jones who had 6 receptions for 55 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Jacksonville is averaging 17.0 ppg on 300.5 total yards per game (225.0 passing yds/g; 75.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Jacksonville has been led by Trevor Lawrence who has completed 50.0% of his passes for 450 yards, 4 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Jaguars have been Marvin Jones Jr. (11 rec, 132 yards, 2 TD), DJ Chark Jr. (4 rec, 105 yards, TD), James O’Shaughnessy (7 rec, 72 yards), & Laviska Shenault Jr. (9 rec, 47 yards). Leading the way for the Jaguars backfield has been the duo of James Robinson (16 att, 72 yards) & Carlos Hyde (11 att, 51 yards).
Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing their opponents to average 30.0 ppg on 437.5 total yards per game (309.5 passing yds/g; 128.0 rushing yds/g).
The Cardinals are 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 road games, however, are just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Jaguars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Arizona is no stranger of giving up some points, however, their defense has been solid putting pressure on opposing QB’s which I think is going to lead for a long day Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars offense. Kyler Murray is one of the best QB’s in the NFL that should have no trouble putting up points in this one and as I think the Cardinals have no issue winning this one by double-digits, I’m taking the Cardinals to cover this spread. Good Luck!