Dueling expert picks for Cardinals-Chiefs in Week 1

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The Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs will play Sunday afternoon at State Farm Stadium. Neither team has lost a season opener with their current starting quarterback. Patrick Mahomes is 4-0 in Week 1 games, while Kyler Murray is 2-0-1.

The Chiefs are favored in this game and the Cardinals have many players banged up.

What are some predictions for the game?

Chiefs Wire managing editor Charles Goldman and I each made predictions for the game that were published in our respective “Behind Enemy Lines” articles this week.

But if you missed those, here are our dueling expert picks.

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Charles Goldman, Chiefs Wire

Chiefs 35, Cardinals 13

I was pretty confident in the Chiefs when we spoke on your podcast earlier this offseason and my confidence has only grown since. I expect K.C. to come out of the gate hot on both sides of the ball after a really nice preseason showing. Between the uncertainty in the Arizona secondary and the injuries to offensive skill players, I think this game is going to be more of a struggle for the Cardinals than it will be for Kansas City.

Jess Root, Cards Wire

Chiefs 28, Cardinals 24

In my Sports Weekly preview, I predicted a last-second field goal for a 37-35 Arizona win. With uncertainty of the status of Zach Ertz and Markus Golden, I tempered that to a Cardinals‘ cover instead of win. If Moore also is out, I don’t know what to think. Ultimately, I think it will be a lot of points.

 

Story originally appeared on Cards Wire