The Arizona Cardinals head into Las Vegas to face the Raiders on Sunday. Arizona will look to rebound after a 44-21 blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week. To win against the Raiders, the Cardinals will need players to step up.
Isaiah Simmons had a tough test last week against Travis Kelce; now, he will face Darren Waller this week. Simmons can be a special player in the NFL. But when you go up against the league’s best, there will be times you’ll get beat. Simmions will have to hold his on because Waller will get some targets.
In his first game with the Cardinals, Marquise Brown caught four passes for 43 yards and one touchdown. However, he was brought in to do more than that; if the Cardinals want to win Sunday, they will need a massive game from Brown. With many receivers out, Brown will need to step up and take his game to the next level.
It looks like J.J Watt will make his season debut Sunday against a suspect Raiders offensive line. Las vegas gave up five sacks and a lot of pressures last week against the Los Angeles Chargers. However, with his skill and experience, Watt should be able to generate some pressure on Sunday.
The Raiders and Cardinals are 0-1; it will be a tall task for the Cardinals to win with many receivers missing. But anything could happen if they can win the battle against the Raiders’ offensive line and force Derek Carr into some bad throws.
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