Baltimore Ravens vs Arizona Cardinals (5:30pm PST)
Baltimore is probably the biggest disapointment of the early portion of the season due to how incapable of winning close games they are. The Ravens have lost 4 games by a combined 16 points with the average loss being under 4 points. The Ravens are much better than their W/L record indicates but Arizona won't be a push over. However I can't really blame them after losing almost the entire Superbowl team they had in years past.
The Cardinals have one of the best defenses in the league and they'll be put to a test by Baltimore. The Cardinals secondary has been exploited by subpar QBs and Joe Flacco certainly is better than many in the NFL. I still can't believe they are laying 10 points tonight as the favorite! This will be the first time this team has been favored in this matchup.
Baltimore is a much better team than its record shows right now, with all five losses decided by six points or less, including last week’s 25-20 road defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. They will be a solid underdog again tonight, head coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco seem to thrive in these situations with a 4-1 mark against the spread in their past five as dogs.
Ravens 20 Cardinals 27