Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals: Matchups to Watch

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Defense on both teams – so far each team has played much better on defense than offense. Seattle’s defense had a stunningly bad day against Kansas City, but this week they have a one week healthier Kam Chancellor and get MLB Bobby Wagner back for the first time since week six. One hopes that Chancellor has one of his hit em and leave games, while Wagner will be able to assist in shoring up the Seattle defense that allowed a 100 yard rusher last week for only the 2nd time all year.

Arizona features a stout front 4, and is ranked 3rd against the run and 12th against the pass.While Patrick Peterson is having an okay year and is the CB with most publicity,  Antonio Cromartie is having a really good year. Cromartie may have only 10 tackles, but he also has 10 passes defensed and 3 interceptions. DE Calais Campbell is a load at 6’8″ and 300 lbs. He has 32 tackles a forced fumble and 3 sacks and will require the Seahawks o-line to be at their best to prevent him from taking down Russell Wilson.

It is indescribable how badly I want the Seahawks to win this game, because if they don’t, the road to Glendale may be permanently blocked…….this year.