Cardinals’ surprising Week 3 victory over Dallas ranks as one of the most significant recent upsets in the NFL.

Cardinals Week 3 Win Over Dallas Among Biggest Recent NFL Upsets
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Arizona Cardinals fans felt a huge sense of relief after securing a victory on Sunday, following two games where they blew leads in the second half against Washington and the New York Giants.

Even though they were the underdogs with 11.5 points against the undefeated Cowboys, the Cardinals dominated early and held on to their lead, ending the first half with a 21-10 advantage and ultimately coming out on top.

The Cardinals held onto the lead for their 28-16 victory, as Kyzir White sealed the win with a key interception of Dak Prescott in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. This victory over the Cowboys was Arizona’s first win since beating the L.A. Rams 27-17 in Week 10 of the 2022 season. analyzed the data and found that the Cardinals’ recent victory was ranked as the 12th largest upset by Arizona betting apps point spread in the NFL since 2018, comparing it to other upsets in the last five years.

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Most Shocking NFL Upsets in the Last Three Years

Year Result Line
2020N.Y. Jets 23, L.A. Rams 20Jets +17.5
2019Miami 27, New England 24Dolphins +17.5
2018Buffalo 27, Minnesota 6Bills +16.5
2021Jacksonville 26, Indianapolis 11Jaguars +15
2021Jacksonville 9, Buffalo 6Jaguars +14.5
2020Cincinnati 27, Pittsburgh 17Bengals +14.5
2019Atlanta 26, New Orleans 9Falcons +14
2018Arizona 20, Green Bay 17Cardinals +13.5
2018Philadelphia 30, L.A. Rams 23Eagles +13.5
2022Carolina 21, Tampa Bay 3Panthers +13
2021Detroit 30, Arizona 12Lions +13
2023Arizona 28, Dallas 16Cardinals +11.5
2021New Orleans 9, Tampa Bay 0Saints +11.5

Despite their win against Dallas, the Cardinals still have the lowest odds of winning the Super Bowl in the NFL at +50000.

One of the Biggest Recent NFL Surprises: Victory

The Cardinals pulled off a shocking win as an 11.5-point underdog, their biggest upset since beating the Packers as a 13.5-point dog in Week 13 of the 2018 NFL season.

Arizona’s victory was seen as one of the most surprising upsets in recent years, coming close to the Jets and Dolphins’ wins over the Rams and Patriots. The Jets beat the Rams 23-20 in Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season, and the Dolphins pulled off a 27-24 upset over the Patriots in Week 17 of the 2019 NFL season.

If Arizona can boost their record to 2-2, they are poised for a significant upset. BetMGM has the Cardinals as 14-point underdogs against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, who has spent seven years writing about sports and sports betting in Arizona for publications like, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, now holds the position of lead writer at

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