It will be a high scoring game.
Much like Week 1’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, you can expect the Carolina Panthers to score at least 28 points against Arizona on Sunday.
The Cardinals are so decimated in the secondary that their coaching staff may ask rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons to line up at safety on Sunday. This should present a good opportunity for the Panthers to move the ball through the air and score touchdowns, something they struggled to do last week.
Carolina will still be without Christian McCaffrey, but Mike Davis has played very well in his absence. One of the keys to a victory this week may be to run the ball often, win the time of possession battle, and keep Murray on the bench.
Through three weeks, Arizona is averaging 25.7 points per game and is favored by many experts to win this one. The most notable storyline has been the expectation that Murray is motivated to have a bounce-back game after throwing three interceptions in a loss to the Detroit Lions.
Even with the injury status of Hopkins in question, Murray is still dynamic enough to put points on the board, especially with future Hall of Fame receiver Larry Fitzgerald still at his disposal.
No matter who wins, one would not be surprised if the final score of this game is in the 30s for both teams.