The Arizona Cardinals suffered a last gasp loss to the Los Angeles Rams in their key NFC West clash, which leaves Sean McVay’s side just one game back from their divisional rivals, but the State Farm side still sit in prime position to make it to the postseason for the first time in six seasons.
Kliff Kingsbury’s side started the season like a train, winning their first seven games on the spin and sit at 10-3 and looking every bit like a side that has the ability to make a real impact long into the postseason.
The coming weeks will be crucial, and if you are a betting enthusiast, then you’ll want to be keeping a close eye on the Arizona Cardinals betting odds LIVE, where currently you can see that they sit at a tempting (+750) to clinch a Super Bowl title, which would be their first of the modern NFL era.
That win by the Rams, a game that they absolutely had to win, came about due to a miscommunication, according to Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, who stated;
“It was a miscommunication between me and the o-line,”
“They thought it was going to be ‘spike.’ But that’s heat of the moment stuff. I don’t even recall what was being said in the helmet.”
Something similar happened against the Green Bay Packers some weeks back, but still, Arizona holds their own fate in their hands and will be confident of collecting the wins they need to make it to the postseason.
Kyler Murray has been central to the success that the Cardinals have experienced this season, and the 24-year-old is looking good to post personal best numbers, having racked up 24 touchdowns in total as well as suffering just nine interceptions thus far and just 23 sacks (less than the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes).
Murray is now the third favorite for the NFL MVP award, behind venerable players like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers (who won the award last time around), and is a player who has consistently delivered throughout his almost three seasons at the Cardinals.
They finish the campaign with a relatively easy run-in, with games over the Detroit Lions, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Seattle Seahawks seeming infinitely winnable. However, game 17 on the road against the Dallas Cowboys may prove a tough encounter.
Kingsbury is hopeful his side can bounce back from the defeat to the Rams, as his side have done after earlier losses this season, the 42-year-old head coach commenting;
“We have responded well (to losses) to this point and hopefully, we do that again on a short week,”
“We flushed it last night, discussed it, and talked about moving forward.”
Kingsbury has certainly helped to turn things around at the Arizona Cardinals since becoming head coach back in 2019, securing a hard-fought 8-8 record last season ahead of this year’s push for a longer season, which seems more than likely.
Then who knows where Kyler Murray can guide the Cardinals.