Sunday, December 4, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Washington Redskins travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 50.5. The Redskins are 8-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-2-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 3-8-0 against the spread.
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Kirk Cousins finished with 449 yards through the air for Washington last week. He completed 41 passes out of 53 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Redskins were led in rushing by Rob Kelley, who finished with 37 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. DeSean Jackson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 118 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 30 yards per reception. As a team in that game Washington got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 20 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 505 yards for the game. The Redskins ran for 56 yards on 19 attempts.
Carson Palmer finished with 289 yards passing for Arizona last week. He went 25 for 45, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led on the ground by David Johnson, who finished with 58 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. David Johnson led the team in receiving with 103 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Arizona had 23 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 332 yards for the contest. The Cardinals ran for 58 yards on 14 carries as a team.
Washington scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 9th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 27 passes on 40 attempts for a 68% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 315 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 2nd in the league. The Redskins run for an average of 112 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 11th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 426 yards per game, ranking their offense 2nd overall this season. The Redskins average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They accumulate 54.8 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, which ranks 7th in the league.
Washington allows 253 passing yards per game, ranking 16th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 24 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Redskins allow 117 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 24th in the NFL. Washington allows 370 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 69.3 yards per game, ranking them 21st among NFL teams.
Arizona averages 22 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 20th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. They throw for 262 yards through the air per game, ranking them 9th. The Cardinals run for an average of 107 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 17th on the ground. They also run 70 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 369 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the league on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 5th. They average 54.2 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 25th in the NFL.
Arizona allows an average of 195 passing yards per game, which ranks 2nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 11th. They give up 20 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Cardinals allow 99 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 10th in the NFL. Arizona allows 294 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 1st in the league. They force 7.5 penalties for 64.5 yards in each contest, ranking 26th.
Washington Betting Trends
Washington is 9-2-0 against the over/under this season
Washington has an ATS record of 8-3-0 this season
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 3-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/28/16 TE Jordan Reed Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/27/16 DE Anthony Lanier Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/27/16 LS Nick Sundberg Back "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/13/16 T Trent Williams Suspension expected to miss 4 games
11/07/16 TE Niles Paul Shoulder IR
10/21/16 WR Josh Doctson Achilles IR
10/05/16 S David Bruton Jr. Concussion IR
09/28/16 C Kory Lichtensteiger Calf IR
09/26/16 S DeAngelo Hall Knee IR
09/21/16 NT Kedric Golston Hamstring IR
08/31/16 TE Derek Carrier Knee PUP
08/31/16 RB Keith Marshall Elbow IR
07/26/16 LB Junior Galette Achilles IR
11/28/16 CB Patrick Peterson Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Washington
11/27/16 DT Ed Stinson Hip "?" Sunday vs. Washington
11/27/16 WR John Brown Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Washington
11/02/16 T Jared Veldheer Tricep IR
10/24/16 WR Jaron Brown Knee IR
10/09/16 G Evan Mathis Ankle IR
10/05/16 RB Chris Johnson Groin IR
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona -2.5
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