Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos Free NFL Picks & Week 5 Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/1/2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM on FOX
Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
On Sunday afternoon, the Arizona Cardinals (3-0) will look to win their first four games of the season for the second time in three years when they visit the Denver Broncos (2-1).
In their last game, the Cardinals outscored the San Francisco 49ers 17-0 in the second half and pulled off a 23-14 win. They held the 49ers to just 82 rushing yards and their offense was 8-for-13 on third down chances.
Arizona's defense is only giving up 71.7 rushing yards per game, which is fourth-best in the NFL right now. Rookie wide receiver John Brown has nine receptions for 109 yards this season and leads the team with three touchdowns. Backup quarterback Drew Stanton has done pretty well in his two starts for the Cardinals by throwing for 411 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Broncos lost for the first time in their last game when they were beaten 26-20 in overtime by the Seattle Seahawks. Denver only had 36 rushing yards in that loss and were just 5-for-16 on their third down opportunities.
Denver has had a hard time stopping the pass this season, giving up 285.3 passing yards per game through three games. Veteran quarterback Peyton Manning has thrown for 264 yards per game this season with eight touchdowns and just one interception. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has 25 receptions for 335 yards, while Julius Thomas leads the team with five touchdown catches.
Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
Arizona Cardinals are 2-1-0 Against the Spread
Arizona Cardinals are 0-3-0 against the Over/Under
Denver Broncos Betting Trends
Denver Broncos are 0-3-0 Against the Spread
Denver Broncos are 1-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
09/28/14 LB Alex Okafor Thigh "?" Sunday vs. Denver
09/28/14 CB Antonio Cromartie Knee "?" Sunday vs. Denver
09/28/14 QB Carson Palmer Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Denver
09/28/14 TE Rob Housler Hip "?" Sunday vs. Denver
09/21/14 P Dave Zastudil Groin "?"
09/19/14 LB John Abraham Concussion IR
09/17/14 RB Jonathan Dwyer Legal problems out for season
09/04/14 DL Darnell Dockett Knee IR
09/04/14 LB Daryl Washington Suspension out for season
09/29/14 TE Virgil Green Concussion probable Sunday vs. Arizona
09/28/14 LB Danny Trevathan Leg "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/28/14 LB Lerentee McCray Knee "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/23/14 DE Kenny Anunike Elbow IR
09/22/14 C Matt Prater Suspension eligible to return week 6 vs NY Jets
09/04/14 WR Jordan Norwood Knee IR
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks NFL picks
Get all of this Weeks Guaranteed Expert NFL Picks