3 Arizona Cardinals Bold Predictions for Week 2

Zach Brunner
Bold predictions for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.
Bold predictions for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

After an upset win in Week 1, the Arizona Cardinals host the Washington Football Team, who are coming off an upset of their own. Arizona flips the script in the books for this week, playing as clear favorites to win.

Still, it wouldn't be terribly shocking to see either team win this game. This matchup could lead to some fun surprises. With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Cardinals in Week 2.

3. Kyler Murray Gets Sacked Only Once

It's impossible to keep this Washington pass rush completely out of the backfield, so we'll give them one sack in this game, after they totaled an insane eight sacks in Week 1. However, they'll have a bit more trouble bringing down the hyper-athletic Kyler Murray, who continues to evade tacklers better than possibly anyone in the league.

2. Kyler Murray Leads the Team in Rushing

In Week 1, Murray led the Cardinals in rushing, with 13 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown. Many of these yards came from broken plays. The same is likely to happen again this week, with Washington bringing the heat with its pass rushers. Once Murray sees any daylight, he is going to take it and make the defense pay. Traditional runners, like Kenyan Drake, will struggle against Washington's strong front seven. When Murray runs, the team has an extra blocker.

1. Cardinals Sack Dwayne Haskins Four Times

Facing a talented San Francisco 49ers offensive line last week, this Cardinals pass rush still found success, totaling three sacks in the game. Washington's offensive line is much less talented, and they gave up three sacks of their own last week. Assuming the Cardinals get up and can be creative in their blitzes, it could be a big day for this pass rush.

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