The Sports Retorter: Pick Arizona to Beat Green Bay on Sunday

January 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dear God or Roger Goodell (whichever one of you controls the outcomes in the NFL),
Please pick the Cardinals to beat the Packers this Sunday.
There are plenty of reasons I think they should win the game.
Their defense is better than it was last season and showed a new found ability to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks—they finished sixth in the NFL in total sacks compared to 20th last year—that should help slow down the Packers potent passing attack.
The Cardinals' special teams is vastly superior to the Packers.
Place kicker Neil Rackers even at 75 percent is better than the Packers’ Mason Crosby at 150 percent.
Crosby missed nine field goals this season and was a paltry 6-of-13 from 40 yards or longer. Rackers on the other hand only missed one field goal this season and hit 6-of-7 from beyond 40 yards. With two talented teams, a close game is likely and a field goal could make the difference.
Not to mention Rackers is the master of onside ...

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