Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl 50 Odds AnalysisThe Arizona Cardinals (11-5 SU, 11-5 ATS, 5-10-1 O/U) have recorded consecutive double-digit-win seasons, but saw their chances at really doing some damage in the 2014 postseason go down the drain with the most recent ACL injury to starting quarterback Carson Palmer late in the 2014 regular season.Now, with genius defensive coordinator Todd Bowles gone to take the head coaching job with the Jets and Palmer likely to start the 2015 season banged-up as he tries to regain his form, the big question for the Cards is whether or not they can hold their NFL odds and remain in the NFC Championship mix in 2015.Thanks to this expert betting breakdown, you’re going to have an excellent idea of just how far the Cards will go in their chances to cash in on their value-packed Super Bowl Futures Odds.
2014 Season in ReviewThe GoodIn spite of losing Carson Palmer and watching their postseason hopes go down the drain because of it, the Cardinals had a lot of good things happen to them in 2014, though almost all of it came on the defensive side of the ball.Arizona somehow managed to finish fifth in the league in points allowed (18.7 ppg) despite the fact that they finished just 29th against the pass (259.5 ypg) and 13th against the run (108.7 ypg).Along the way, defensive end Calais Campbell (7 sacks) and cornerback Patrick Peterson (3 interceptions) both earned Pro Bowl berths.
The BadThere was also plenty of bad for Arizona this past season as the Cards ranked an uninspiring 24th in total offense and identical 24th in scoring (19.4 ppg). Arizona also finished 24th in total defense (368.2 ypg) and a dismal 29th against the pass (259.5 ypg) after fielding top 10 units in all three phases in 2013.
The UglyOnce Carson Palmer went down, so did Arizona’s passing attack –and accompanying chances of going deep in the NFC playoffs.
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