3 bold predictions for Seahawks versus Cardinals Week 9
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks change a trend
Arizona and Seattle seem to go 1-1 against each other every season. Since 2010, only twice has a team won the season series against the other. Seattle beat the Cardinals twice in 2014 and 2018. Interesting. So every four years the Seahawks sweep the Cardinals. We are now four years removed from 2018 and Seattle has already won the first meeting between the two teams this year.
The Cardinals, even if they defeat Seattle on Sunday, aren’t going anywhere this year. They are stuck with an overpaid quarterback (Kyler Murray) and an overpaid coach (Kliff Kingsbury) and the coach has proven he can’t win in the second half of seasons. But Arizona getting off to bad starts for a season is unusual. Arizona is searching for answers.
The Seahawks, though, seem to be growing in confidence and realizing who they are. This team is loaded with young talent and some of that talent (such as Boye Mafe) are just beginning to make their mark. Seattle is 5-3 and already exceeded expectations but could also be better in four games than they are right now. This is a dangerous team.
Still, this is the Cardinals and history says Seattle splits each year with Arizona. Not in 2022, however. Seattle will win the game but it will be close and much higher-scoring than in Week 6. The Seahawks win 32-28.