Seahawks vs. Cardinals Thursday Night Football

seahawks_vs_cardinalsThe Seattle Seahawks will travel to Glendale, Arizona to face the Cardinals in a Thursday Night Football battle. The Seahawks are tied with the best record in the NFC with the New Orleans Saints at 5-1. The Cardinals on the other hand are an average team at 3-3. In their losses the Cardinals opponents have a combined record of 12-6 and in their wins the Cardinals opponents combined record is 6-10. So the Cardinals have lost games against good teams and have won games against the mediocre teams.

The Seahawks are lead by 2nd year quarterback Russell Wilson. In his first year in the NFL he beat out Matt Flynn for the starting job and then lead his team to the playoffs where they would ultimately fall to the Atlanta Falcons 30-28 in a back and forth game that went down to the wire. So far this year Wilson has completed 97 of 158 passes for 1254 yards with 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He has also rushed for 294 yards n 50 attempts. The Seahawks leading rusher Marshawn Lynch(beast mode) who has rushed for 487 yards on 117 attempt with 5 touchdowns. He has also fumbled twice but only lost one. Wilson’s main receiver is Golden Tate as he has been caught 23 passes(targeted 39 times) for 269 yards and 1 touchdown. The Seahawks statistical leader at wide receiver is Doug Baldwin. Baldwin has caught 21 passes (targeted 28 times) for 344 yards and 1 touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball the Seahawks are lead by Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner. They have a combined 77 tackles (combined 53 solo tackles), 4 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles(both by Thomas).

On the other side the Cardinals are lead by Carson Palmer. Palmer has thrown the ball 221 times and 131 have been completed for 1483 yards with 7 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Cardinals leading rusher is Rashard Mendenhall. He has rushed for 259 yards and 2 touchdowns so far this season. He also has fumbled twice but only lost one. Palmer’s main target is Larry Fitzgerald. He has caught 30 of the 53 balls thrown his way for 405 yards and 4 touchdowns. Fitzgerald is also the receiving leader for the Cardinals so far this year. On defense the Cardinals are lead by Karlos Dansby and Darnell Dockett. Those 2 have a combined 71 tackles(57 by Dansby) and 69 of those 71 tackles have been solo tackles. They also have a combined 6.5 sacks and 1 interception.

 

Keys to the game:

For Seattle:
1. Keep forcing turnovers. They have 5 straight game with an interception and 4 of the 5 games they have 2 or more interceptions.
2. Can Russell Wilson bounce back after throwing no touchdowns last week.
3. Can the Seahawks secondary limit Larry Fitzgerald?

For Arizona:

1. Can Palmer throw limit his turnovers. Palmer has 4 straight games in which he has turned the ball over 2 or more times.
2. Can the Cardinals defense slow down the Seahawks enough for their offense to have a chance.
3. Can the  Arizona defense slow down Marshawn Lynch.

 

My Prediction

It’s a defensive battle from the beginning as after the 1st quarter the score is 6-3 Seattle. In the 2nd nothing really changes as both defenses continue to play well but both teams do add a touchdown to bring the score to 13-10 at the half. The 3rd quarter starts with a bang as Russell Wilson connects with Doug Baldwin for a 55 yard touchdown pass to increase their lead 20-10. Before the 3rd quarter ends Arizona adds a field goal to make the score 20-13. The 4th quarter is like the 1st half as both defenses stiffen and Arizona does manage a field goal with 3:00 left in the 4th to close the gap 20-16. But Russell Wilson seals the game with a 45 yard rushing touchdown with 1:30 left in the game.

Final Score

Seahawks: 27
Cardinals: 16

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One Response to “Seahawks vs. Cardinals Thursday Night Football”

  1. Seahawks all the way!

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