In NFL Week 13, Kyler Murray returned to the field, which is one of the reasons the Arizona Cadinals so easily dismantled the Chicago Bears 33-22 on the road. Zona, who doesn’t often play in the cold, seemed to enjoy it on Sunday. Beating the Bears doesn’t mean much. But it is a sign that Zona, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers, is one of the NFC’s top Super Bowl contenders. Check out why you should consider putting a few dollars behind Murray and his mates to win Super Bowl LVI. Let’s jump right into action so you can keep planning your bets against the Super Bowl odds.
Why Bet on the Cardinals to Win Super Bowl LVI?
Super Bowl LVI
- When: Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022
- Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
- TV / Streaming: NBC / Peacock
Kyler Murray and Zona’s offense is impossible to stop
Murray hadn’t played in three straight games. But on Sunday, he showed it doesn’t matter how much time he misses. He can still dominate.
Kyler threw for just 123 yards. But he completed 11-of-15 and threw 2 TD passes. Murray also rushed for 59 yards on 10 carries and scored a couple of rushing TDs.
The offense is fantastic from top to bottom. No defense can stop the Cardinals.
The Cardinals defense is one of the best in the NFL
Speaking of defense, the Cards’ D is very good. Arizona ranks fifth in total yards allowed and fifth in passing yards allowed.
Opponents average just 205.1 passing yards and 113.7 rushing yards per game. Total yards allowed is 318.8. Teams score 18.5 per against the Cardinals defense.
Also, the defense has 23 takeaways this season in 13 games, ranking fifth in the NFL. Arizona’s turnover ratio is 11-to-23.
The NFC isn’t deep
Perhaps the most important reason to like Arizona is because the Cards offer the highest odds to win the Lombardy Trophy among the three top teams in the NFC.
Outside of the four teams we mentioned, it’s difficult to see another NFC Super Bowl contender. Maybe Dallas, but the Cowboys have lost 3-of-5 heading into Week 14 and 2 of the 3 losses happened versus Las Vegas and Denver.
AZ is getting healthy at the right time
Arizona lost 1 game with Colt McCoy under center. Now that Murray is healthy, the Cardinals may not lose another game this season.
But Murray isn’t the only one that has gotten healthy. So has DeAndre Hopkins. Chase Edmonds is day-to-day. Once Edmonds returns, the Cardinals will have two legit starting running backs in Edmonds and Jame Connor.
Arizona is getting healthy at the perfect time. Expect the Cardinals to continue their run to the NFC Playoffs’ 1-seed. If that happens, Murray and his mates could be on their way to the Cards’ first Super Bowl victory.