When you sign-up through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more >

Washington Football Team vs Arizona Cardinals Predictions, Odds & Picks

Written by: Mike Lukas
Updated October 14, 2022
5 min read
Washington Vs Cardinals 2020 09 20
  • Washington’s head coach Ron Rivera’s new Football Team had an exciting Week 1 win
  • The Cardinals look ready to play now that they have star receiver, DeAndre Hopkins
  • The last time these two teams played each other was in 2018 when Washington won, 24-6

Washington vs Cardinals Odds

Team Point Spread
Denver Broncos +6.5 (-110)
Pittsburgh Steelers -6.5 (-110)


Odds from DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or check out more offers and promo codes for the best online sportsbooks.

Washington vs Cardinals Predictions and Picks

Two 1-0 teams that everyone thought would be winless are unpredictable against each other, but those Cardinals look like they have turned a corner and will take care of Washington by at least a touchdown.


Cardinals -6.5   (-110)

How to Watch Washington vs Cardinals

Washington vs Cardinals Information
What Washington Football Team vs Arizona Cardinals
Where State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
When Sunday, September 20, 2020; 4:05 PM ET
How to watch FOX

In Week 1, the Washington Football Team was able to overcome an early 17-point deficit and come back for the win over division rival Philadelphia Eagles, an upset that surprised both fans and experts in the NFL world.

And talk about shocking, the Arizona Cardinals took care of last year’s NFC Champs, the San Francisco 49ers, by four points in Week 1, the addition of playmaking wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins proving to be a critical offseason get for the Arizona passing attack.

These two NFC teams have met each other 124 total times so far, with the Arizona Cardinals winning 46 of those games and the Washington Football Team winning 76 of them, in addition to two ties. Check out our weekly NFL betting bonuses!

Can Washington’s New Head Coach Ron Rivera Continue To Win?

Washington’s new head coach Ron Rivera was finally fired from the Carolina Panthers last season in December after a disappointing 5-7 start, but all that seems behind him now that he has taken over the pro football reigns in the nation’s capital.

His first test was in Week 1 against division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Rivera figured out how to bring his team back from a 17-point deficit and make the Washington Football team a 1-0 franchise.

How long they can stay undefeated is a major question that Arizona may or may not answer for them, but it would certainly make the NFC East a lot more fun and competitive if Rivera’s new team is finally ready and able to win football games.

Editor’s Picks

Can Arizona Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins be Shut Down?

Nobody was exactly sure why the Houston Texans unloaded wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins during the offseason, but they traded him away and now the Arizona Cardinals cannot believer fortune.

Last week in the Cardinals unlikely win against the 49ers, Hopkins caught 14 passes for 151 yards and averaged 10.79 yards per reception, numbers that will keep Arizona’s offense more potent than it was last season.

Washington cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Kendall Fuller will have their hands full covering Hopkins on Sunday and may require some double coverage help from safeties Landon Collins and Troy Apke, which is good news for the Cardinals other superstar receivers Larry Fitzgerald, who would love some single coverage, finally.

Football Team Key Player: (DE) Rookie Chase Young

One of the players the Washington Football team is most excited about in 2020 is their first pick in the most recent NFL draft, former OSU defensive end Chase Young, a 264-pound beast of a player expected to make an immediate impact.

Which he did in Week 1, posting 4 total tackles, a forced fumble, and a hit on the opposing quarterback, proving that he is ready to play at an NFL level, even as a rookie.

Against the Cardinals, Young will be an important factor in the defensive game plan that will most likely be designed to slow down QB Kyler Murray, a smaller sized player with speed and mobility that Young will have in his sights the entire game.

Cardinals Key Player: (QB) Kyler Murray

The Cardinals won in Week 1, but quarterback Kyler Murray did not post his most impressive game, at least statistically speaking.

Murray completed 26-of-40 for 230 total passing yards and a touchdown plus an interception, and on top of that, he was sacked twice, something that the QB who led the league in that category last season is most likely a bit concerned about.

Keeping Murray safe will be key to a win against Washington and given they will be rushing rookie Chase Young all game, that is a big order for the Cards’ front line to fill.

Best Promo Codes and Bonuses for Washington vs Cardinals Week 2

Want to bet on the Washington vs Cardinals game? Do it for free with the weekly WSN Pick ‘Em Pool.

Here are the best sportsbooks for betting on Washington vs Cardinals in your state:

Bet on NFL with the best NJ sportsbooks!

Bet on NFL with the best Indiana sportsbooks!

Bet on NFL with the best PA sportsbooks!

Image for Mike Lukas

Mike Lukas

Sports Betting & Gambling Industry Analyst

Gambling News
Betting Picks
Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager.
Nationality: American
Education: N/A
Favourite Sportsbook: bet365 Sportsbook
Favourite Casino: Caesars Palace Casino
23 years
We've been featured on:
espn logo
reuters logo
cbs-news logo
forbes logo
entrepreneur logo
entrepreneur logo
We only list licensed sportsbooks

© Rebel Penguin ApS 2024 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)

We support responsible gambling. 21+ Only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.

WSN.com is run by iGaming Cloud Inc (a Gaming Innovation Group Subsidiary) and is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.