Sunday, September 25, 2016
Ralph Wilson Stadium
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The Arizona Cardinals travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium to play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Cardinals are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Bills have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
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Carson Palmer finished with 308 yards through the air for Arizona last week. He completed 18 passes out of 31 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Chris Johnson, who finished with 54 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. David Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 98 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 33 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 416 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 101 yards on 29 attempts.
Tyrod Taylor finished with 297 yards passing for Buffalo last week. He went 18 for 30, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Bills were led on the ground by LeSean McCoy, who finished with 59 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Marquise Goodwin led the team in receiving with 112 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 56 yards per reception. Buffalo had 16 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 50 total plays for 393 yards for the contest. The Bills ran for 86 yards on 19 carries as a team.
Arizona scores 31 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 5th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 284 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 8th in the league. The Cardinals run for an average of 97 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 380 yards per game, ranking their offense 11th overall this season. The Cardinals average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 15th in the NFL. They accumulate 44 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 26th in the league.
Arizona allows 239 passing yards per game, ranking 15th, and they allow 15 points per contest on defense, which ranks 6th. They give up 26 completions on 43 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60%. The Cardinals allow 96 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the NFL. Arizona allows 335 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 13th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 54 yards per game, ranking them 17th among NFL teams.
Buffalo averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 24th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 17 passes per game on 27 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 201 yards through the air per game, ranking them 30th. The Bills run for an average of 76 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 49 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 277 yards per game, ranking them 30th in the league on offense. The Bills get an average of 14 first downs per game, which ranks 31st. They average 74 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 15th in the NFL.
Buffalo allows an average of 298 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 24th in the league. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st. They give up 23 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 68% per game. The Bills allow 103 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 15th in the NFL. Buffalo allows 401 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 24th in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 42.5 yards in each contest, ranking 20th.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/16 S D.J. Swearinger Head probable Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/18/16 DT Frostee Rucker Knee "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/18/16 DT Robert Nkemdiche Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/02/16 LB Kareem Martin Knee out indefinitely
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
09/18/16 S Colt Anderson Foot "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/18/16 T Cordy Glenn Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/18/16 TE Jim Dray Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/18/16 WR Sammy Watkins Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/09/16 T Seantrel Henderson Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/02/16 TE Chris Gragg Knee IR
09/02/16 LB IK Enemkpali Knee IR
09/01/16 LB Reggie Ragland Knee IR
08/31/16 WR Kolby Listenbee Groin PUP
08/31/16 WR Marcus Easley Knee PUP
08/31/16 DE Shaq Lawson Shoulder PUP
08/16/16 DT Marcell Dareus Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo
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