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Cardinals over Rams, 33-13.
The most overlooked team in football is also the only team that has won all three of its games by double digits. The Cardinals have roasted the Saints, Bears and 49ers by scores of 12, 25 and 40, respectively. The Rams don’t present nearly enough of a threat for the Cardinals to stop that streak in Week 4.
There must be a fountain of youth somewhere in the Arizona desert, as Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and Chris Johnson are all defying the expectations of their aging football bodies.
And then there’s the Cardinals’ defense that is also clicking on all cylinders. After registering two pick-sixes last week, it’s pretty likely that the Cardinals’ secondary will notch another one on Nick Foles and the Rams as they cruise to a 20-point margin of victory.
Broncos over Vikings, 28-24.
This will be a really close game, as Teddy Bridgewater is climbing up the NFL quarterbacking mountain. Peyton Manning is descending down that slope, but he’s not at the bottom quite yet. With Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders offering the best one-two receiving combination in the league, the Broncos definitely have a safety cushion when it comes to Manning’s declining play.
The Broncos also boast the best defense in the NFL, and that alone will get them pretty far this year. Aqib Talib’s third interception and second pick-six of the season will boost the Broncos to victory in Week 4.
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