Unfortunately for Cardinals fans who will have paid a crazy price to see their favorites, this match should be real carnage. The team looks a little less deprived since the return of quarterback Kyler Murray and running back James Conner, but still. The 49ers are just too strong. Certainly one of the most complete, versatile and productive teams in the NFL for at least the last five years, San Francisco destroys everything in its path. No one should doubt Brock Purdy anymore. Christian McCaffrey once again became the best running back in the NFL. George Kittle is the most valuable tight end in the league. Deebo Samuel is making everyone who missed him in their “fantasy” league regret it. The 49ers are averaging nearly 30 points per game. And we are less than 20 among the Cardinals. Against one of the most imposing defensive lines in the NFL, the Cardinals don’t stand a chance.
What if the Cowboys’ winning streak stopped at five? Dallas is undoubtedly one of the three most dominant teams over the past month in the NFL. The team scores points in abundance and defeats its opponents one after the other. The only downside in this sequence was that Dak Prescott and his teammates faced the Washington Commanders, the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants. They were almost perfect against the Philadelphia Eagles, but the most complex portion of the schedule is beginning. On the other hand, the Bills got a close victory against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. But a victory is a victory. Even if Buffalo remains a shaky team and Josh Allen continues to hand out interceptions like snacks at Costco, the Bills have the elements necessary to shake up the Texan defense. In addition, Khalil Shakir and Gabe Davis were almost absent last Sunday. The last time the two teams faced each other, Allen got the better of Prescott in Dallas, despite conceding four quarterback sacks. It was in 2019.
More fear than harm for these two teams, ultimately. Against a determined Los Angeles Rams, the Ravens, courtesy of kick returner Tylan Wallace, snatched their tenth victory of the season, in overtime no less. Then, two weeks ago, the worst was feared for Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence when he left the game early against the Cincinnati Bengals unable to walk on his own. He finally returned to the game last week. Long preamble to put forward the thesis that due to the uncertainty, the stakes and the context, this Sunday evening match will be the best to sink your teeth into. Both teams are fighting to maintain their priority at the top of their respective divisions. Almost a year ago to the day, the Jags beat the Ravens by a single point. This time around, however, the advantage should go to the men in purple. This will be an excellent receiver duel, especially. There will be spectacular catches and very long gains. However, the Ravens defense is in full possession of its means. With Roquan Smith, Patrick Queen, Justin Madubuike and Geno Stone, Lawrence will no longer know where to turn, even if Jackson, for his part, will have to be wary of the dynamic Josh Allen.