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Arizona Cardinals vs. New England Patriots 11/29/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Arizona Cardinals visit the New England Patriots on 11/29/2020 at 1:00PM.

Arizona and New England face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Arizona has a record of 6-4 this season. New England is 4-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Arizona Team Defense Preview

Arizona faces 6.5 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 34.6 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.19 points per offensive possession. On 41.5% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 10.4% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 28.2 and these drives typically last 3:01.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 93.6 against Arizona and 2.1% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Arizona has caused a sack rate of 6.2% this season.

We will get more situational with Arizona and examine various situations. They have faced 122 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 50 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 41.0%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 11 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 7 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 63.6%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 35 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 18 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 51.4%.

Arizona Team Offense Preview

Arizona has run 6.4 plays per drive and they generate 38.3 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.69 points per drive. On 46.3% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 11.1% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.2 and these drives typically last 2:41.

On 5.4% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 2.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Arizona has given up 16 sacks this season and there were 78 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 5.2 yards per carry and for 157.7 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 11 times this season.

Examining Arizona in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 123 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 54 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 43.9%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 12 fourth down conversion attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 9 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 75.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 35 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 26 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 74.3%.

New England Team Defense Preview

New England faces 6.2 plays per drive, this defense gives up 37.0 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.42 points per drive. On 45.8% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 15.6% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 26.2 yard line, they typically last 3:04.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 98.6 against New England and 3.9% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.New England has caused a sack rate of 4.4% this season.

Examining New England in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 106 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 45 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 42.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 3 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 1 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 33.3%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 32 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 20 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 62.5%.

New England Team Offense Preview

New England has run 6.7 plays per drive and this offense averages 36.6 yards per drive, and they score 2.00 points per offensive possession. 38.4% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 15.2% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 26.2 yard line, they usually take up 3:06 of time.

On 2.0% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and on 3.7% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. New England has yielded 18 sacks this season and this has resulted in 114 yards lost.

New England rushed for 4.7 yards per carry and for 153.6 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 11 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the New England and examine various situations. They have had 115 third down attempts this season and have converted 51 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 44.3%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 11 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 7 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 63.6%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 32 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 18 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 56.3%.

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Arizona Cardinals vs. New England Patriots Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Arizona Cardinals 25 New England Patriots 22

Spread Pick: Arizona -1 -117 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Arizona -117 5Dimes
Total Pick: Under 50 -145 matchbook