- 10/05/2011, 06:08PM ET
Yankees fan said 10/05, 06:08 PM
The Cardinals will beat the winless Vikings this week in Minnesota. The Vikings are not a very good team. The Cards have only been outscored by 1 point even though they are 1-3. They played well last week against a very good Giants team, and only lost due to a referee blunder. The Vikings are a mess right now, they can't even beat Kansas City.
The Cards, as I mentioned, are 1-3. But they have lost each game by 3 or less. They could easily be 4-0. People should not sleep on this talented team, with a boatload of offensive weapons.
Arizona has scored more points than the Vikings this year, and have allowed less than them as well. Do you really have the audacity to pick such a dreadful team? We shall see, se??or.
DJRoxalot said 10/05, 07:06 PM
The Cardinals are 1-3 against teams (Carolina, Washington, Seattle, and New York) that are a combined 8-8.
The Vikings are 0-4 against teams (San Diego, Tampa Bay, Detroit, and Kansas City) that a combined 11-5. That is a huge difference.
Yes, the Vikings are a mess. But, you know what? The Cardinals aren't a great team by any means. They lost to Seattle, 13-10, to give the Seahawks their only win. Many on here were saying Seattle was the worst team in the NFL just a few short weeks ago.
Arizona is averaging a whopping 2.2 more ppg against a much easier schedule.
Minnesota is 23rd in the NFL in total ypg vs SD, 6th in total ypg allowed, TB is 20th, Detroit is 11th, and KC is tied for 21st.
Minnesota is 31st in passing ypg vs SD (5th vs the pass), TB (21st), Detroit (12th), and KC (17th)
Minnesota is 3rd in rushing ypg vs SD (12th vs the run), TB (11th), Detroit (20th), and KC (26th).
Minnesota is 24th in scoring offense vs SD (10th in ppg allowed), TB (9th), Detroit (8th), and KC (32nd).
MTC on the Vikings defense next.
Yankees fan said 10/05, 09:31 PM
A much easier schedule? And you're talking about opposing defenses? Ha. It's quite convenient that you left out the Redskins, the team with the least points allowed in the NFC, and only behind the Ravens and Titans in that category in the entire NFL.
And let's look at that "much easier" schedule one more time. The Vikings have lost to 3 good teams, and 1 bad team, if we are to define a good team as a team with a winning record. The Cards, on the other hand, have lost to 2 good teams, and 1 bad team. It's unfair to add Carolina's record into their opposing schedule record because they beat the Panthers, so they are thereby giving their opponents a loss.
So, both teams have lost to 1 bad team (but the Cards have lost to less good teams). And people were saying the Seahawks were the worst in the league? Think again, buster. Check the power rankings for SI, ESPN, NFL.com, or just listen to the common people; everyone was saying the Chiefs were the worst team last week.
Thus, the Vikings have lost more games, and lost to the worst team in the league. The Cards have 1 bad loss, and lost close games in doozy fashion against elite 3-1 teams.
DJRoxalot said 10/05, 09:53 PM
"A much easier schedule?"
Yes, the Cards have faced teams that are a combined .500, while the Vikings have faced teams that are a combined .688 winning percentage.
"It's quite convenient that you left out the Redskins, the team with the least points allowed in the NFC, and only behind the Ravens and Titans in that category in the entire NFL."
I am not going to make your argument. That's your job, Sparky.
Carolina's allowing 25.5ppg, 25th in the NFL. Cards scored 21 points.
Seattle is allowing 24.3ppg, tied for 18th. The Cards managed just 10 points.
The Giants are allowing 21.8ppg, tied for 12th.
Arizona is average against run, allowing 105.5ypg, 15th. They haven't seen a RB like AP yet this season. Peterson is going to run wild on the Cards defense, especially if HC Leslie Frazier sticks with the running game.
This will open up the passing lanes for McNabb to complete passes. The Arizona defense is allowing 283 passing ypg, 26th and 8.0ypa, 24th. The Vikings anemic passing offense is going to get on track this weekend.
DJRoxalot said 10/07, 07:12 PM
Arizona is average against run, allowing 105.5ypg, 15th in the NFL.
Tim Hightower carried the ball 20 times for 96 yards in their 22-21 win on September 18th.
Marshawn Lynch toted the ball 19 times for 73 yards in their 13-10 win on September 25th.
Peterson is better than both these RB's and he I expect him carry a workload in this game. Hopefully, Frazier has learned his lesson. AP can make Frazier's and DM's lives a lot easier.
I think he will have 25 carries for 150-160 yards.
And this will in turn create space for McNabb to complete passes. The Arizona defense is allowing 283 passing ypg, 26th and 8.0ypa, 24th.
Arizona seems to struggle with TE coverage.
Carolina's Jeremy Shockey and Greg Olsen combined for 7 catches and 129 yards in their loss to the Cards.
Fred Davis had 6 catches for 86 yards in Washington's win.
Rookie TE Kyle Rudolph has just 98 yards (82 yards have come in the last 2 games), but 61 of those are YAC. Visanthe Shiancoe is the starter and gives the Vikes a nice 1-2 punch.
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