Flaim’s Forum: Why The Skins Will Beat The Cardinals

Everybody is scared. Everybody is thinking about the past decade which has been full of disappointment for Redskins fans.

So even though many suspect the Redskins have a good shot of beating the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday, nobody wants to go out on a limb and say that it will happen.

Well I will! The Redskins will get to 2-0 on the season with a win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Chalk it up. Flaim’s Games. Winner winner chicken dinner!

Here’s why the Redskins will beat the Cardinals:

(1) When teams travel from the west coast to the east coast to play a 1:00 game on Sunday they win less than 20% of the time.

(2) Kevin Kolb isn’t nearly as good as he showed during his debut versus Carolina. In the opener Kolb threw for over 300 yards with a ridiculous quarterback rating of 130. Kolb may be the answer in Arizona, but throughout his career Rex Grossman actually has a better turnover ratio. In fact, Kolb has thrown 14 interceptions while throwing just 13 touchdowns. He’s also fumbled eight times. I believe this improved Redskins defense forces Kolb into a couple of costly mistakes.

(3) Arizona’s defense stinks. Last year the Cardinals finished in the bottom third of the league against the pass and that was with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. This year they’ve already allowed Cam Newton, a rookie, to shred them for 422 yards and a couple of touchdowns. I’m not saying Rex Grossman is going to duplicate that, but he should have a big game.

Redskins 27, Cardinals 17

JP Flaim

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