NFL Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs Washington Football Team Injury Updates, Predictions

September 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Arizona Cardinals pulled off a surprise win as they upstaged Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers at the Levi’s Stadium last weekend. They will look to follow that up with another win as they take on the Washington Football Team in Week Two at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday.

The Washington-based franchise is on a 1-0 run, having secured a hard-fought win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week One. Coach Ron Rivera will be pleased by his team’s display from that game.

Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week Two matchday predictions.

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Arizona Cardinals looking to make it two wins in two on their home turf

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray proved why he is so highly rated amongst his peers in the Week One win over the 49ers. He showcased his dual-threat ability, throwing for 230 yards and rushing for 91 more in that game. He will be made to work hard against a strong Washington defensive unit on Sunday.

Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury will hope that his star wideouts, Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins, pick up right where they left off last week. At defense, Budda Baker, De’Vondre Campbell, and Isaiah Simmons will be key for the home team if they intend to thwart Dwayne Haskins Jr. and his offensive supporting cast.

Washington Football Team hoping to build on the strong start to the season

The Washington Football Team fought back from 17-0 down to go 27-17 up in their Week One clash against the Philadelphia Eagles. Dwayne Haskins Jr. will hope that his wide receivers, Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr, will provide him some support in Sunday’s game against Arizona. The second-year quarterback will need to improve on his throwing game.

But the visitors will largely rely on their defensive stars to halt Murray and Co. Rookie Chase Young will star alongside Troy Apke, Jon Bostic, and Jimmy Moreland in the Washington D-line.

Let’s hope they do enough to hand the offense a fighting chance against a strong Arizona team.

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NFL Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs Washington Football Team Injury Updates

Arizona – Out

OL Mason Cole – Hamstring

S Jalen Thompson – Ankle

TE Maxx Williams – Ankle


OLB Kylie Fitts – Wrist

OT Josh Jones – Ankle

Washington – Out

LB Cole Holcomb – Knee


LB Thomas Davis Sr. – Calf

CB Kendall Fuller – Knee

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Cardinals vs Washington Football Prediction

Arizona Cardinals 24-17 Washington Football Team

September 13, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs in front of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals looked like a whole new team in Week One as compared to last season. They convincingly outplayed last year’s Super Bowl runner-ups, San Francisco 49ers. They will look to do the same against Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team this Sunday.

The Cardinals are tough to beat on home soil. Coach Kliff Kingsbury will look to go 2-0 up early on in the season as his team sets their sights on the 2020 NFL Playoffs.

Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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