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Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals 11/15/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Buffalo Bills visit the Arizona Cardinals on 11/15/2020 at 4:05PM.

Buffalo and Arizona face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Buffalo has a record of 7-2 this season. Arizona is 5-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Buffalo Team Defense Preview

Buffalo yields 6.6 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 37.2 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.63 points per drive. On 46.6% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 15.9% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 27.4 and these drives typically last 2:59.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 97.3 and on 2.0% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Buffalo has forced a sack rate of 7.4% this season.

We will get more situational with Buffalo and examine various situations. They have faced 101 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 48 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 47.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 10 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 5 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 54.5%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 36 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 23 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 63.9%.

Buffalo Team Offense Preview

Buffalo has 6.5 plays per drive, they generate 37.3 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.68 points per drive. On 48.4% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 11.0% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 31.6 and these drives usually take up 3:02 of time.

On 5.9% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and on 1.6% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Buffalo has given up 20 sacks this season and there were 116 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Buffalo rushed for 3.9 yards per carry and for 100.3 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 7 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Buffalo and examine various situations. They have had 107 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 54 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 50.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 3 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 3 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 100.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 39 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 24 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 61.5%.

Arizona Team Defense Preview

Arizona faces 6.6 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 35.3 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.08 points per offensive possession. 39.3% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 10.7% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 28.4 and these drives usually take up 3:02 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 92.2 and on 2.0% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Arizona has caused a sack rate of 6.9% this season.

Examining Arizona in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 95 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 36 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 37.9%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 11 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 7 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 66.7%. 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 30 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 15 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 50.0%.

Arizona Team Offense Preview

Arizona has run 6.4 plays per drive and they generate 38.8 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.71 points per drive. On 46.0% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 11.5% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 25.8 yard line, they typically last 2:42.

5.7% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Arizona and 2.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Arizona has yielded 10 sacks this season and there were 57 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Arizona rushed for 5.2 yards per carry and for 162.9 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 10 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Arizona and examine various situations. They have had 99 third down attempts this season and have converted 43 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 43.4%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 10 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 8 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 80.0%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 28 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 21 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 75.0%.

The Buffalo Roster

The Players to Watch for Buffalo

Josh Allen QB 6-5 237

This season, Josh Allen has put up 2587 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has thrown 5 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 107.2thus far this season. Josh Allen has thrown 5 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Josh Allen has 241 rushing yards, which puts him in the 93.75 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 65 times this season, which puts him in the 100.0 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 5 rushing touchdowns this season.

Devin Singletary RB 5-7 203

This season, Devin Singletary has 386 rushing yards on 95 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 1 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Devin Singletary picked up 192 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 24 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Stefon Diggs WR 6-0 191

This season, Stefon Diggs picked up 813 yards. He caught the ball 63 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Ed Oliver DT 6-1 287

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Buffalo, Ed Oliver has 13 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 62.07 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Mario Addison DE 6-3 260

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Buffalo, Mario Addison has 16 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 4 times this season, which put him in the 73.39 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jordan Poyer SS 6-0 191

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Buffalo, Jordan Poyer had 60 tackles which puts him in the 100.0 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Jordan Poyer as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 63.39 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Taron Johnson CB 5-11 192

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Buffalo, Taron Johnson had 43 tackles which puts him in the 98.98 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Taron Johnson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 24.46 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Arizona Roster

The Players to Watch for Arizona

Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Buffalo Bills 25 Arizona Cardinals 27

Spread Pick: No Action
Moneyline Pick: Arizona -139 matchbook
Total Pick: Under 56.5 -111 Pinnacle Sports