The NFC West will be a tough division in football, as we have seen throughout the first couple of weeks. However, the Arizona Cardinals are going to be the team to win the division and end up as the NFC representatives in the Super Bowl come February.
The current odds have the Cardinals among the favorites to win Super Bowl 56 this season with sports betting Arizona apps such as Unibet, which have them listed at +2700.
The Cardinals Will Win the Super Bowl
MVP Season for Kyler Murray
The dominance that is Kyler Murray has already been discussed and people should definitely respect his game. He is the odds-on favorite to win the NFL MVP and he makes game planning against Arizona difficult.
Murray can rush the ball or throw it to one of his many talented receivers (DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, or Rondale Moore). He easily can have a season similar to what Cam Newton did during his MVP season.
Kyler Murray has been spectacular throwing the ball this season, as he is only behind Derek Carr in passing yards (689) through the first two weeks of the year. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is going to let Murray do his thing, and it looks like it will reap benefits for the Arizona Cardinals in the standings as well.
Their Defense Isn’t Bad
When you have an offense that can drive down the field at any moment, the defense does not need to be world beaters to get you in an excellent position to win football games. Outside linebacker Chandler Jones has been wreaking havoc on opposing offensive linemen as his 5.0 sacks are currently leading the NFL this season, entering Week 3. The secondary has not allowed passing yards at a high rate either, as the Cardinals are allowing 231 passing yards per game.
This defense improved significantly with some veteran leadership with J.J. Watt upfront, as well as the addition of inside linebacker Zaven Collins in the NFL Draft to get a little younger. This team has built some chemistry taking down two solid offensive teams in the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings to open the season and build some momentum to carry the defense throughout the season.
Special Player on Special Teams
How many games in the NFL come down to the kicker? It seems like it always falls on their shoulders, and the Cardinals acquired one of the best in the business in Matt Prater this off-season. He has an 83.1 field goal percentage in his career and has hit 75 percent of attempts from at least 50 yards.
This means that Kliff Kingsbury does not have to call the punt team out when the offense gets close. Having all three facets of the game as a plus will bode well for this coaching staff.
The NFC West could potentially end up being the toughest division in football as the teams are a combined 7-1 in the first two weeks (the only loss being Seattle in overtime). However, this Cardinals team is exceptional.
This team is scary good in all facets of the game and they have already shown the ability to win close games. The Arizona Cardinals will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, and Kyler Murray will win the NFL MVP Award in a historic season.
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