Arizona Cardinals 2012 Season Win Total Outlook & Projection:
2012 Arizona Cardinals Las Vegas Season Win Total Line;
As of this writing, oddsmakers have the 2012 NFL regular season
win total betting line
for the Arizona Cardinals at 6.5 wins.
This number represents a decrease of 1.5 wins compared
to Arizona's prior year record of (8-8). And 6.5 is also the same
season win total line as in the prior season, which saw the
Cardinals go over the number.
Part of this line has to do with the fact
the 'Cards are weak at quarterback with starter
John Skelton and backup Kevin Kolb.
The Cardinals also have
offensive line questions now compounded by the loss of left tackle Levi Brown
for the '12 season.
On the plus side, Arizona has a great pass rush and secondary-- assets which are capable of
offseting many a team weakness.
However, Arizona possesses one of the leagues tougher schedules
on paper, which says a lot considering the 'Cards play the Rams twice,
a team that finished (2-14), who's numbers go a long way toward reducing Arizona's
SOS (strength of schedule) toughness.
A look at Arizona's 2012 schedule
shows the 'Cards will play in 6 contests versus teams which made the postseason a year ago as follows;
This is an increase of one game against prior season playoff teams
compared to a season ago.
Making the schedule even tougher are two games versus teams which probably would have made the playoffs last
season if not for injuries at the quarterback position including home to Philadelphia in week 3,
and home to Chicago in week 16.
Furthermore, a road contest against the Jets in week 13 is a cold weather contest against
what's sure to be a playoff caliber defense.
Home to Buffalo in week 6 presents a team which may have made enough defensive improvements to be
And don't forget 2 tilts with division rival Seattle, a team we project to be on the playoff bubble in 2012.
In fact the Cardinals are home underdogs to Seattle in their week one clash.
Easy contests on paper appear to be just a home game versus Miami in week 4, and 2 tilts
with division opponent St. Louis; hitting the road in week 5, and hosting in week 12...
A trip to Minnesota in week 7 is likely to be more neutral competition.
In 2012 we project the 'Cards to go (6-10), coming in under the
season win total of 6.5.
While we think Arizona's defense would technically be strong enough to more than make up for their offensive
shortcomings if their SOS was average or easier, we view the Cardinals' schedule as being even tougher in reality than
on paper. As a result, this season could be a struggle to match last year's
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