For the fifth week, Jonathan Gannon and his Arizona Cardinals come into the week as the underdog. Let’s take a look at the upcoming game for Week 5 in the National Football League and also some of the most exciting games of the weekend.
Arizona Cardinals +3 vs. Cincinnati Bengals; 44.5
The Cardinals, 1-3 on the season, are looking for their second win and will host another struggling team in the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are among the lowest-scoring teams in the National Football League.
Cincinnati is also winless on the road. The Bengals are fighting an injury from their quarterback, Joe Burrow, and their top athlete, JaMarr Chase, has yet to get into the end zone this season. If the Cardinals are going to beat the Bengals, this is the time to do so.
If the Arizona Cardinals intend to compete for a playoff spot, which Vegas odds would say no, they need to win this game. The Cardinals have back-to-back road games at the Rams and Seahawks up next.
Winning this one, and one of those, would have them in a doable spot after seven weeks. Arizona needs to bring their defense, as they are one of the bottom teams in the league, allowing nearly 26 points per game.
Philadelphia Eagles -4 at Los Angeles Rams; 50.5
As if the Rams thought they would get any consolation prize for winning in overtime at Indianapolis. The prize is one of the best teams in the league coming to their place.
The Eagles are unbeaten and have been tough to slow down. Washington did about as good as they could on Sunday but ultimately fell in overtime.
Jalen Hurts has not even played his best football yet. The run game for the Eagles is tough to slow down, and D’Andre Swift continues to run wild. On the Rams side, they are happy they have settled with Kyren Williams, who leads the team with five touchdowns.
Los Angeles welcomed Cooper Kupp back to practice, but he still cannot play. When he returns, seeing what happens with Puka Nacua will be interesting. The Rams are at home, but the crowd will have a ton of Eagles green.
Dallas Cowboys +3.5 at San Francisco 49ers; 44.5
The Sunday Night Football game of the week. Two of the top teams in the NFC and all of the NFL. What happened to the Cowboys when they lost to Arizona?
We have no idea, but they have been good otherwise. The Cowboys are coming off a blowout win over New England, while the 49ers blow everyone out. Christian McCaffrey is the early season MVP of the league, with six touchdowns on the ground and a couple more via the air. McCaffrey had four in the win over the Cardinals last week.
Dak Prescott has said all the right things this week leading up to the game, but it will remain to be seen if he can maneuver through the 49ers’ defense and avoid making a bad throw or turning the ball over. The Cowboys are slight underdogs on the road.
Green Bay Packers -1 at Las Vegas Raiders
This game is played in Las Vegas, but the crowd, undoubtedly, is going to be Pro-Packers. Jordan Love and his Packers got a little extra time off following their loss to the Lions on Thursday.
This is a game Green Bay needs to go on the road and win if they want to compete with the Lions at the top of the NFC North. Green Bay needs to get their running game going.
The combination of AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones has been really poor. The Packers are 30th with just 74.5 yards per game on the ground. For the Raiders, patience is thin inside the organization. Another tough and bad loss last week, and the Raiders are now 1-3.
The question mark in this game is whether Jimmy Garoppolo will play. As of mid-week, he was still in concussion protocol. If not, Aiden O’Connell will likely get his second start.
Expecting another great week of action in the National Football League. We hope you enjoy the games, and go, Cardinals!