ARIZONA CARDINALS @ CLEVELAND BROWNS

The undefeated Cardinals head to Cleveland to take on the 3-2 Browns. Will Kyler Murray & co get to 6-0, or will the Nick Chubb-less Cleveland Browns hand the Cardinals their first loss of the year? 

Cleveland lost a track meet to the Chargers last week as they fell 47-42. Their inability to stop a high powered offense is what cost them a Week 1 win over Kansas City and was again the problem in the loss to the Chargers. Their defense will have a lot on their plate in trying to stop Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins, but I do feel that Browns defense matches up better with the Cardinals offense than it did the Chiefs and Chargers. Nick Chubb has been ruled OUT for this contest so #1 RB duties will be Kareem Hunt’s, and he’ll be looking to get himself in the endzone yet again to add to the 5 TDs he’s already scored in the 5 games this season. 

The undefeated Arizona Cardinals will be without one half of their stud pass-rush duo as Chandler Jones was placed on the COVID-19 list. It’s a huge loss for an in form Cardinals defense and it’ll be up to J.J. Watt to pick up the slack and get after Baker Mayfield. On offense and Kyler Murray is looking like a very possible MVP with his play through the first quarter of the season. Murray also 3 rushing TDs on the year to add to his 10 through the air, and Murray would be smart to punish Cleveland on the ground as the Browns have given up 3 rushing TDs to QBs already this season. 

Two very good teams who’re missing important pieces, but I think I’m going to give the benefit of the doubt to the Cardinals, until someone beats them I’ve got to keep picking them. Don’t be surprised by any result here though. 

Spread: Cardinals +3.5

Total Match Points line: U/O 48.5

Game Prediction: Cardinals 27-21 Browns

Best Bet: Kareem Hunt & Kyler Murray to score an anytime TD @ 3/1 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5] 

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