The NFL has entered Week 14. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Chicago Bears on Thursday and a full lineup of games will take place on Sunday and one on Monday night.
At this point in the season, injuries are a big concern for teams and one team banged up is the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona was at 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS until a series of injuries decimated their offense. Over the past two weeks, the Cardinals have scored just a combined 21 points with both ending in straight up and against the spread losses.
Larry Fitzgerald the team’s No. 1 wide receiver who has been out with a bad knee will return on Sunday when the Cardinals play the Chiefs. He missed two games, which were his first since 2007.
Andre Ellington the Cardinals starting running back will likely miss Sunday’s game because of a hip pointer and hip flexor.
The Cardinals opened in a pick-em, but are now 1-point chalk, according to Bovada and betonline.
Arizona must have Fitzgerald in the lineup. If his hands touch any part of the ball, he makes the catch. He is the team savoir and one of the best receivers in the NFL.
Drew Stanton the Arizona quarterback needs to have Fitzgerald as his safety blanket.
Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger should start this weekend against the New York Giants. Mettenberger left the Titans Week 13 games at Houston in which they lost, with an injured shoulder.
However, according to data taken from topbet and sportsbook.com, he practiced both Thursday and Friday and should start Sunday.
Rashad Jennings the Giants starter at running back could play Sunday. Jennings left in the Jacksonville loss with an injured ankle and was out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday.
With Jennings injured earlier in the season, New York stared its slide downward.
Not having him in the backfield put additional pressure on Eli Manning.
Roddy White the wide receiver on the Atlanta Falcons did not play Week 13 and did not practice on Thursday heading toward the Falcons Monday trip to Green Bay.
Harry Douglas another wide receiver did not practice this week.
Matt Ryan will have a hard time staying with a red-hot Green Bay team without Roddy and Douglas.
Green Bay opened at -11 and was bumped to -12. It is expected to reach -13 before Sunday’s kickoff.
At this point Green Bay is definitely the team the public bettor is behind. Everyone is squarely on Green Bay and the OVER.
The line could go up to 13.5 but the sharps will likely keep from reaching two touchdowns.