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.
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.
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.
OL Mason Cole – Hamstring
S Jalen Thompson – Ankle
TE Maxx Williams – Ankle
OLB Kylie Fitts – Wrist
OT Josh Jones – Ankle
LB Cole Holcomb – Knee
LB Thomas Davis Sr. – Calf
CB Kendall Fuller – Knee
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.