Most people have been picking the Cardinals to defeat the Seahawks this week. I’ve been riding the fence. I just got done reading today’s Arizona Republic and all five experts pick Arizona to beat Seattle. I’m predicting a win, a very close win, only because they should win if you look at how the teams have performed. Arizona, to me, still must prove they can win consistently on the road for me to be a little more confident about this one.
It could be anyone out there for the Hawks against the Cards and I’d still feel uneasy. Everyone had Arizona in a cake walk Monday nigh and look what happened. If the Cards can avoid letting mistakes snowball on them like they did in the 3rd quarter in Carolina or the 2nd quarter in New York, then they absolutely should be fine.
Most everyone appears to be healthy enough to play. There have been a couple player limited in practice and one left out of yesterday’s practice, Eric Green. However everyone has been able to participate this week to some exent. Green was limited on Wednesday.
The Hawks are another story. You know it by now. Matt Hasselbeck is participating fully in practice this week and is expected to start. His backup most likely will be Charlie Frye. Seneca Wallace has an injured groin.
If they avoid turnovers and mental mistakes such as personal fouls and false starts (you listening Deuce Lutui?), then the Cards should be able to eek out a win. I will be the first to admit I was wrong if it ends up being a cake walk in the Cards favor. Cake walk has definitely not consistently been the word to describe the Cards on the road. If they do win though, they will have swept the division on the road. Cards win 31-30.