Cardinals will prevail over Ravens


Amid the Action by Kainoa Deguilmo

By Kainoa Deguilmo, sports editor

The Baltimore Ravens will play the Cardinals on Monday, Oct. 26 at 2:30 on ESPN.

The Baltimore Ravens are 1-5, just coming off a loss on Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers, 25-20.

The Arizona Cardinals are 4-2 but are also coming off a 25-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arizona is first in their division, NFC West, and Baltimore is last in their division, AFC North.

Joe Flacco leads the Ravens in passing yards. He has completed 154 of 247 passes and has 1,605 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. Justin Forsett, who replaced Ray Rice, leads the Ravens in rushing with 457 yards on 104 carries on the year. He is averaging 4.4 yards and has one rushing touchdown so far. Steve Smith is the team’s lead receiver with 36 catches for 510 yards. He is averaging 14.2 yards and has three touchdowns.

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has 1,737 yards, completing 125 out of 193 passes. In this season he has thrown 14 touchdown passes. Chris Johnson, who was acquired from the Jets, leads the Cardinals in rushing this season. He has 93 carries for 445 yards. Johnson is averaging 4.8 yards per carry and has two touchdowns so far. Larry Fitzgerald is the number 1 receiver on the team, amassing 583 yard with 43 catches. He is averaging 13.6 yards per catch and has 6 touchdowns this year.

For this matchup, I’m taking the Arizona Cardinals. Yes, both teams are coming off losses and should be motivated, but the Cardinals have the upper hand. As much as I hate to admit it, the Cardinals are much better right now than the 49ers, who just beat the Ravens. If the Ravens can’t handle the 49ers (the current team, at least) then they will surely lose to the Cardinals. The Cardinals will win and improve to 5-2 while Baltimore falls to 1-6.

Update: Cardinals 26, Ravens 18