The New England Patriots are playing the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Head coach Bill Belichick’s team has a 4-6 record at this point of the season. Both teams lost their Week 11 games. What does that mean? Both teams will do their best to win this one.
Experts have made some predictions regarding the Patriots vs Cardinals game. New England lost to the Texans in Week 11 by a score of 27-20. It was an unexpected loss for the Patriots because their opponents entered the game with only two wins. Arizona lost to the Seattle Seahawks with a 28-21 score.
Cam Newton throws a touchdown and two interceptions
The 2015 NFL MVP has struggled in his first season as a Patriot. Newton has thrown only fou touchdowns and seven interceptions. He rushed for nine touchdowns but his passing game is bad. His battle with COVID-19 made things worse, and Newton has trouble throwing the ball.
Damiere Byrd hits second straight 100-yard game
In the loss to Houston, Byrd had 6 catches for 132 yards. He had a touchdown for his first score of the season. The Patriots play without Julian Edelman, and Newton has to pick the right target. Byrd has 32 receptions on the regular season for 469 yards.
Patriots defense fails to shut down Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins
Murray and Hopkins have played really well in their first season together. Hopkins has 72 receptions for 912 yards and four touchdowns. Murray targeted Hopkins 96 times in the season. Arizona hasn’t played a game since Nov. 19, and players will come rested and prepared to win. Murray is one of the speediest players in the league. He has thrown for 19 touchdowns and 2,644 yards.
Experts made predictions about the Patriots’ loss to the Cardinals
New England shouldn’t really lose this game. But the team has too many struggles right now and losing this game wouldn’t come as a surprise for some. The team is averaging 20.9 points per game on the regular season. They are 27th in the league. The Patriots will really have to make a decision next offseason. Will they keep Newton.