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The Arizona Cardinals will take on the New York Jets on Sunday with both teams desperate for a morale-boosting win. Coming into this game the outlook does not look good for either side, but one team should come away with a win that can hopefully stir some life into the run in of the regular season. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link provided below.
The Cardinals are dead on the floor coming into this Week 13 match up. After a 4-0 start to the season that had pundits suggesting this could be the year for the Cardinals, they have slumped to seven straight defeats.They are the basement team in the NFC West, and the only real good news for them right now is that they come up today against a side in as much chaos as themselves.
The New York Jets are tied bottom of the AFC East with the same overall record as the Cardinals (4-7). Talk of Tim Tebow has muted over recent weeks, but has given way to chatter about the future of the team's core players and even their coaching staff.
Both of these teams are probably already out of playoff recognition, and even if either win every game here on out they still would be depending on other results to go their way to claim a spot in the postseason calendar.
The Jets are currently allowing a third down conversion rate of nearly 50 percent. That amazing statistic shows just how much the team is undermining itself by allowing opposition teams to continue walking down the field instead of shutting them down. The Jets are letting through 26.4 points per game on average through the season, which again is just too high for them to mount a serious assault for the playoff positions. In comparison they are scoring just 20.1 points per game on average themselves.
The good news for the Jets is that offensively the Cardinals are even worse. They are scoring just 16.4 points per game on average through this season. The Arizona rush offense has been noticeably absent posting just 81.5 rush yards per game on average.
There are a whole string of stats to show how badly these two teams have performed so far this season, making this game interesting simply to see which is the worse side right now.
Both teams will be desperate to gain an all important win today to alleviate some of the pressure, and both no doubt will have highlighted their opposition today as a great opportunity to claim a rare win.
Arizona Cardinals vs New York Jets will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.