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Matchup Rating: 57.4 | Expansion: ARI -3 (40.5)
important point: The Rams have won seven straight games against the Cardinals under Sean McBay, and despite the less injured attack, the top-ranked defense has allowed eight wins.Beware of defensive tackles Aaron Donald And cornerback Jalen Ramsey To cause havoc against quarterbacks Kyler Murray And his playmaker’s arsenal. In the 10th week, Murray was fired twice, limited to 173 yards, but made three touchdowns.Cardinals defense has the opportunity to take advantage of the Rams attack led by the backup quarterback John WolfordWill make his first NFL appearance. –Lindsey Thiry
Bold prediction: Cardinals is the franchise’s most important game of the last five seasons, ending with a total of less than 250 yards of attack. Rams Defense is ranked number one overall in terms of yards per game, yards per play, pass yards per game, pass yards per play, and third place in rush yards per game and play. .. As Murray deals with foot injuries, the Cardinals attack feels its consequences and is exacerbated by Rams’ rugged defenses. –Josh Weinfuss
Statistics you need to know: Arizona wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins You can become the fourth player in franchise history in eight 100-yard receive games during the season. Rob Moore had eight in 1997, David Boston had nine in 2001, and Ankwan Boldin had eight in 2005.
Playoff / Draft Image: This is huge for both sides. Rams can clinch the playoff berth with a win or Chicago defeat, and the Cardinals can punch a ticket with a win. FPI predicts that Rams have an 87.7% chance of playing off, while Cards have a 37.3% chance.
What you need to know for fantasy: Murray has tried 29 rushes in the last three games, almost doubling the 15 in the last three games. He has only 43 yards in three career matches with Rams, but at least efforts have been made to take advantage of his most fantasy-friendly traits. See the ranking for the 17th week..
Bet the nugget: Rams has covered each of the last seven matches (six of which were more than TD). read more..
Weinfuss Choice: Rams 24, Cardinals 21
Tilly’s Choice: Rams 13, Cardinals 10
FPI Prediction: LAR, 62.7% (average 4.3 points)
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Short-handed Rams, smashed Cardinal playoffs-NFL Nation
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