NFL Week 1 kicks off next week with Cardinals Vs Titans. The Arizona Cardinals will kick off their 2021 season with a road trip to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. The game will be played at Nissan Stadium and it is scheduled to begin at 1 PM. ET.
Arizona Cardinals Analysis:
The Cardinals failed to make the playoffs last season, but there’s plenty of optimism in the valley after making a few key additions in the offseason. They brought in A.J. Green and J.J Watt and hope their addition will help the team get through a tough NFC West and earn a spot in the playoffs.
Arizona played well offensively last season, averaging 25.5 points per game. They threw for 244.8 yards and rushed for 139.8 yards per game.
Kyler Murray completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,971 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He also ran for 819 yards and 11 touchdowns, while DeAndre Hopkins led the team with 1,407 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
Arizona also played well defensively, giving up 22.9 points per game. They will need another solid defensive campaign if they want to make the playoffs this season.
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Tennessee Titans Analysis:
The Titans played well last season and made the playoffs for third time in four seasons. They improved their roster in the offseason with the addition of Julio Jones, and they are hoping he will help them get back to the Super Bowl.
Tennessee was one of the best offensive teams in the league last season, averaging 30.7 points per game. They threw for 228.3 yards and rushed for 168.1 yards per game. View the latest NFL betting week 1 picks here.
Ryan Tannehill completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,819 yards, 33 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Derrick Henry rushed for 2,027 yards and 17 touchdowns, while A.J. Brown led the team with 1,075 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.
Tennessee struggled defensively last season, giving up 27.4 points per game. They will need to play better on that end if they want to be contenders this season.
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The Titans are favored to win this game by three points. The over/under on total points scored is 51.5.
The Cardinals played only two preseason games and Murray saw limited action, so expect him to deal with some rust in this game. Their defense will have their hands full with Tennessee’s offense, with Jones and Henry creating matchup problems, so go with the Titans to get the win.