What will happen when the Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals in week four. Our staff takes their guesses.
The 1-2 Seahawks play the 0-3 Cardinals this Sunday in a week four matchup. Arizona’s offense is a mess and has only scored 20 points all season. But possibly starting rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will provide a spark?
So who wins on Sunday? Here is what we think.
Kevin Daggett (co-host of the 12th Man Rising podcast)
I suppose this is a game Seattle should win with ease and I think that will happen. I look forward to seeing which DB gets two picks this week. I see Josh Rosen panicking under pressure, assuming the D-line performs like they did against Dallas. Hopefully, “Angry” Doug Baldwin will be back at 85 percent. Russell Wilson at times looks out of sync with his receivers when Doug is not there. Feed Chris Carson the ball again and let’s get this season back on track.
Prediction: Seahawks 30 Cardinals 10
Luke Allen (contributor)
The Seahawks showed what kind of football team they could potentially during their first win last week. If Seattle can establish a run game early, then the play action pass will open up leading to efficient passing. Arizona has a better defense than Dallas, but Seattle shouldn’t have to worry about scoring too much against rookie Josh Rosen and the underwhelming Cardinals offense, who’ve only managed 20 points combined in three weeks. Seattle should go into Arizona, where they’ve won 4 of the last 5 meetings there, and pick up win number two on the season.
Prediction: Seahawks 23 Cardinals 13
Todd Vandenberg (co-expert)
I had to laugh when the Cardinals announced Josh Rosen would start versus the Seahawks. I can think of a couple dozen easier defenses for a rookie to face in his first NFL start. Bobby Wagner, Frank Clark, Earl Thomas – those dogs will feast! Cardinals defense has allowed 63 first downs in three games, and is ranked 25th in yards allowed. They are no bueno.
Prediction: Seahawks 31 Cardinals 16
Lee Vowell (co-expert)
Arizona’s offense is not good. But we saw what Baker Mayfield did for Cleveland in week three while playing at home. Rosen could do a couple of splash plays early and get the crowd into the game and the Cardinals could ride the momentum. Arizona’s defense isn’t as bad as their statistics have shown. And Brian Schottenheimer has only called one good game with the Seahawks. Still, Russell Wilson and Earl Thomas are better players than the Cardinals have.
Prediction: Seahawks 20 Cardinals 14