Now that the Thursday three pack of games are complete and the Black Friday game is rolling, it’s time to get after the Sunday slate in the National Football League.
The Arizona Cardinals head into their Week 12 affair, and for once this season, are favorites in the game. Let’s take a look at that game, and a few other games on Sunday in the National Football League.
Arizona Cardinals -1 vs. Los Angeles Rams; 44.5
The Cardinals opened up the week as the favorites. Since then, the line has kind of gone back and forth, but in some books, you can still get the Cardinals at -1. Kyler Murray is making a difference for Arizona, despite a slow start for his numbers on the season. Look for the Rams at home in this game to keep the winning game. The Rams beat the Seahawks last week, and feel they are right in the postseason picture. Arizona is still in the hunt for the top pick in the draft, with just two wins on the season. It’s hard to imagine the Cardinals are going to win this game on Sunday.
Philadelphia Eagles -3.5 vs. Buffalo Bills; 48.5
A really good game here. This would have been a game circled on the calendar at the start of the season. While it still is, this game lost a little luster with the struggling of the Buffalo Bills. The Bills did come back and won last week, and are in the mix for an AFC postseason spot. They will take on a tough Philadelphia team that has the best record in the league. The Buffalo defense playing against Jalen Hurts will be interesting. Can they keep him contained? Will Josh Allen be able to move the football without turning it over in this one. Look for a good game here, but the Eagles are going to win this game on the road.
Kansas City Chiefs -8.5 at Las Vegas Raiders; 42.5
The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a loss. Now, they have a divisional game on the road. The Raiders are 2-1 since firing their head coach, but coming off a loss. The Raiders are dangerous with offensive weapons on Josh Jacobs and Devante Adams, along with Maxx Crosby on the defensive side. Something’s not quite right with the Kansas City offense. Their receiving core is struggling to get open, and when they do, have a hard time holding onto the football. Look for the Raiders to keep this game competitive on Sunday.
Baltimore Ravens -3.5 at Los Angeles Chargers
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are looking to move a game forward in the AFC North with a Sunday Night Football game at the Chargers. It’s crowded in the competitive division, so the Ravens will need to be sharp on the road. The Chargers are on their last stand, as they need a win in a bad way. The coaching staff for the Chargers is on the hot seat, and this could be one of those last straw type games. Look for the Chargers to stay competitive in this game, and even cover the spread. But, in the end, the Ravens win the game straight out. Bet the Chargers to cover and Ravens to win!
Chicago Bears +3.5 at Minnesota Vikings
The Monday Night Football game features a pair of NFC North teams. The Chicago Bears are at the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears have Justin Fields back, and he was sharp with his legs last week against the Lions. THey will take on a Minnesota team that is using Joshua Dobbs behind center. No Justin Jefferson for Minnesota in the last few weeks, but he is expected to return for this game. That will be a big lift for Minnesota and their offense. Look for Minnesota to get the offense going, and a chance for the Vikings to make up a game on Detroit will keep their momentum high. The Vikings win this game at home over the Bears.
There are some of our favorite games in Week 12 of the National Football League. Find your top Arizona sportsbook to get those bets placed. Best of luck and enjoy the games this weekend!