The Seahawks and the Cardinals are both 2-3. The Cardinals record might be a bit more disappointing for their fans than Seattle’s is for 12s. Arizona was expected to be better in 2022 than Seattle.
But right now both teams are in last in the NFC West, tied with the Los Angeles Rams, but all three teams are just a game behind the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle isn’t expected to make the playoffs this year but anything can still happen at this point. Seattle just needs their defense to play a lot better.
Arizona has more concerns because their roster should already be good enough to win. Plus, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has a ridiculously bad record in the second halves of seasons so if Arizona really good now, they likely won’t be the rest of the season. Their offense is underperforming and their pass defense isn’t great.
Staff predictions for Seahawks versus Cardinals in Week 6
Of course, the Seahawks offense has been surprisingly great this year. A lot of this is due to the greatness that is Geno Smith so far this season. Smith has the highest quarterback rating in the NFL along with the highest completion percentage. If Smith only had help from the defense, the team might be 4-1.
Seattle will be without running back Rashaad Penny, though. He broke his tibia in Week 5 against the Saints and is done for the year. Penny was off to a great start yet suffered another injury that will end his season early. Ken Walker will be RB1 now and likely well into future seasons.
This game might simply come down to how well the Seahawks defense will play. They’ve been awful this year and that is even with many rookies, like Tariq Woolen, doing well. The veterans like Darrell Taylor have been the problem.
If Seattle’s defense is a bit better and the offense plays as they have been, Seattle could dominate in Week 6. Or the reverse could happen. Who knows? This is what our staff thinks.
Staff predictions Week 6
Todd Vandenberg: Cardinals 33 Seattle 29
Jake Luppino: Seattle 31 Cardinals 27
Andrew Bailie: Cardinals 31 Seattle 24
Geoff Shull: Seattle 24 Cardinals 21
Karley Sibert: Seattle 31 Cardinals 28
Matt Holm: Seattle 37 Cardinals 33
Max Downard: Seattle 38 Cardinals 34
Lee Vowell: Seattle 39 Cardinals 37