Winless New York Jets Host the Struggling Arizona Cardinals

Now that the New York Jets know that Sunday’s Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals is still on, the matchup still represents an uphill climb back to respectability.

The Cardinals delayed their trip to the east coast for the game when they heard the report that a Jets player had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. That turned out to be a false positive, and the Cardinals boarded their flight, albeit later than originally planned.

“As now, it’s business as usual,” coach Kliff Kingsbury told Arizona media Friday after practice. “We’re heading out today and getting ready to play on Sunday until told otherwise.”

The Cardinals come into the game looking to snap a two-game losing streak. They started the season with two impressive victories, and the proverbial thought was that they were turning the corner in their own rebuilding process. 

“Whatever happens, happens,” Cardinals tackle D.J. Humphries told Arizona

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NFL Week 5 early odds: Tom Brady puts improbable Thursday streak on the line, winless Falcons favored to win

If the Chicago Bears are going to win in Week 5, they’re going to have to do something they’ve never done: Beat Tom Brady. Right now though, the oddsmakers don’t seem to like the Bears’ chances of making that happen. 

In the early odds for Week 5, the Bears have opened as a 5.5-point underdog to the Buccaneers. When the game kicks off on Thursday, all eyes will be on Tom Brady, who actually has two impressive streaks going. 

The first streak relates to the fact that Brady is unbeatable on Thursday night. During his 20-year career, Brady has never lost a Thursday game that was played on short rest (Brady’s only Thursday loss came in Week 1 of the 2017 season). When you look at the short rest games, Brady is 10-0 straight-up and 8-2 ATS. 

Besides being undefeated in Thursday night games played on short rest, Brady has

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