Arizona is a big favorite in the Seahawks vs. Cardinals game this week, and the Cardinals are a good bet to climb up into the top two in the NFC West. After a massive win over the Cowboys last week, the Cardinals are likely to carry that momentum into this matchup. DeAndre Hopkins is expected to return to the field, as well as Kyler Murray.
After falling behind 17-10, the Cardinals’ defense stepped up and seized control of the game. They sacked Russell Wilson and forced a fumble on the Cardinals’ first play. Zach Allen then ran 16 yards for a touchdown. The Cardinals couldn’t score on their next possession, though, and they went three and out to end the game.
The Cardinals are 9-2 and have reclaimed the No. 1 seed in the NFC from the Green Bay Packers, but a loss to the Seahawks will hurt their playoff hopes. This matchup should be a tight game, with both teams trying to win and avoid a blowout.
The Seahawks are a 2.5-point underdog against the Cardinals. The spread is at -120, with the Cardinals -110. In addition to a low spread, the Cardinals have no major injuries to worry about. Moreover, Kyler Murray is questionable for the game.
The Seahawks are in the bottom half of the NFL’s passing defense, ranking 25th. Russell Wilson is needed to help the team win this week, and if he doesn’t play, it could be a tough end to the season for the team. The Seahawks vs Cardinals kickoff at 4:25 p.m. The game will be broadcast regionally on Fox in the Seattle and Phoenix areas. While the game is on, most of the country will be watching the Cowboys/Chiets Game of the Week.
The Cardinals’ defense held the Seahawks to 266 yards of total offense and two third-down conversions. They also forced the Seahawks to convert two fourth-and-long situations. The Cardinals’ extra point was good. In the first quarter, Russell Wilson threw a 43-yard laser to Tyler Lockett on third-and-two at the Seattle 12. And he ran into the right corner of the end zone on third-and-2 at 12:26.
The Arizona Cardinals’ offense has been a struggle in recent weeks. Without DeAndre Hopkins, the offense has been unable to generate touchdowns. In tight situations, they will need to be more creative to convert on these opportunities. The Seattle Seahawks have a proven running game, so they should be able to sustain their run attack against the Cardinals.
The Seahawks have a good record against the Cardinals in recent years. Last season, the Seahawks started out 6-3, but a loss to Arizona in Week 17 eliminated them from playoff contention. In addition, the Seahawks lost quarterback Russell Wilson for part of the season. Injuries have also plagued the team this year.