Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks : When Bruce Arians was head coach, the Arizona Cardinals won four of five games at CenturyLink Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks. Don’t look for that success to continue with Steve Wilks.
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The Cardinals are a team that looks like they can’t wait for the season to end. They’ve looked that way for weeks now. They are also a beaten up team. The Seahawks meanwhile are getting ready to go to the playoffs once again, this time as an NFC Wild Card participant. They still have seeding to play for but is that important to them?
The Seahawks have contended that they will play everyone, they won’t rest any starters. It might start out that way. Look for them to take control early so they can rest starters for the Wild Card playoffs next weekend.
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“The Seahawks are trending up, while the Cardinals are trending down. Sunday will also be a battle of Seattle’s No. 1 rushing offense against the Cardinals’ 32nd-ranked rushing defense. Their first meeting was close, with the Seahawks winning 20-17, but a lot has changed since Week 4.
“The Seahawks (9-6) were initially written off by nearly everyone, but they have put together a very nice season, especially given the number of personnel changes they endured. Playing at home against the lowly Cardinals (3-12) does not present much of a challenge, but since Seattle has already secured a playoff spot,
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and his offense have been on a roll the second half of the year and the Cardinals defense will have to find a way to hold them to fewer points like they did in September if they have any chance to compete.
Seattle will continue to run the ball – with Rashaad Penny foreseeably back in the lineup – and wear out the already-weary Cardinals but must avoid falling into the trap of a perceived easier opponent. Like the 49ers when they faced Seattle, the Cardinals are playing for a win against a division foe and have nothing to lose.
Josh Rosen vs. Seahawks defensive line. Seattle’s defensive line will do everything in its power to deny Rosen any decision-making time and prevent the ball from landing in the hands of running back David Johnson, who could do damage on Sunday if given the chance