Arizona Cardinals vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 9/26/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jaguars (+6)
The Arizona Cardinals (2-0) are en route to TIAA Bank Field on Sunday where they will go up against the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2). Jacksonville opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 46.
The Arizona Cardinals head into this matchup 2-0 this year. In their last contest, the Cardinals faced off with the Vikings and notched a win by a score of 34-33. Kyler Murray went 29/36 with 400 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 117.6 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Rondale Moore held an average of 16.3 yds per catch by accumulating 114 yards on 7 receptions. Chase Edmonds led the offense in rushing for the Cardinals with 8 carries for 46 yards (5.8 yds per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they ran 60 plays which totaled 474 yds. The Arizona Cardinals ran the football 21 times and tallied 103 yds, earning them an average of 4.9 yards per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cardinals gave up 177 yds on 27 attempts, which averages out to 6.6 yds per run allowed. Arizona conceded 22 pass completions on 32 attempts for a total of 242 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.8%.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Arizona Cardinals have an average of 36.0 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 119.5 yards on the ground ranking this team at 12th in the NFL. The Cardinals have earned 890 yards in total for the season. Arizona has earned 29 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 13 penalties for 99 yds. They have turned the football over 3 times (3 interceptions).
In terms of passing yards, the Cardinals have surrendered 404 yards which puts them in 8th in the league. They are conceding 202.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.7%. In total, they are giving up 333.5 yards per outing ranking them 11th in the league. The opposition is running for 5.4 yards per rushing attempt and 131.5 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the year, they have allowed 263 rushing yards through 2 games. The Cardinals rank 14th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 23.0 points per game.
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The Jaguars come into this game with a record of 0-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Jaguars took a defeat with a final score of 23-13 against the Broncos. James Robinson ran the ball 11 times for 47 yds, ending the game with 4.3 yds per carry for Jacksonville. Marvin Jones was the best receiver for the Jaguars, catching 6 throws for 55 yds (9.2 yards per catch). Trevor Lawrence (1 TD) finished the contest with 118 yds on 14/33 passing while his quarterback rate was 37.2. He threw 2 interceptions and his longest completion was 25 yards. Jacksonville gave up 30 attempts on the ground for 96 yards (3.2 yds per carry). The Jaguars passing defense conceded a completion rate of 76.5%, relinquishing 302 yds on 26 out of 34 through the air. The Jaguars finished the contest with 189 yards on 50 plays (3.8 yards per play). Jacksonville rushed for 4.7 yds per attempt, totaling 75 yards on 16 carries.
When discussing how much they score, the Jaguars are sitting 29th out of all teams in the NFL by tallying 17.0 points per contest. For the year to this point, the Jaguars have racked up 433 yards through the air together with holding an average of 216.5 passing yards per contest, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. They average 75.5 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 151 yards overall. The Jacksonville Jaguars average 292.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 27th out of all teams in the league. The Jacksonville offense has accrued 152 penalty yds on 17 infractions, which is 8th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 5 picks and they have been able to record 19 first downs.
The Jaguars are conceding 30.0 PPG, which has them ranked 26th in the NFL. Jacksonville has surrendered a total of 256 rushing yards (128.0 yards/game) in addition to 2 touchdowns by ground for the 2020 season. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns through the air and 295.5 yards/outing, which has them in 27th in the league. The Jaguars defense has been on the field for 142 plays, which ranks 29th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 60 points in total. They have no turnovers so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -6
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