Can The Cardinals Do The Impossible Again In Week 12 Prediction Of 2014 Season


Dec 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) catches a pass for a touchdown over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Arizona defeated Seattle 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The off-season talk between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks has come to an end and its time to get it on for the first match-up since the regular season last year where the Cardinals went into the most hostile of environments amongst the “12th man” crowd of the now champions and pulled out an impressive win.

Cardinals were the only team to win in Seattle for almost two straight seasons, and it would seem near impossible that they could go in there and do it again.

The champs are for sure to be licking their collective chops to get a piece of the Cards in revenge to that loss, and also adding the animosity between corner-backs Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman should also be played out in this big division game in week 12.

This is another game that the Cardinals will miss the services of line-backer Daryl Washington, because he played a major role in the upset last year. Look for the Seahawks to try and establish the run to set up the pass, but the passing game may not be geared to attack the outside edges, its most likely to attack in the slot and with the tight ends and quarterback Russell Wilson outside the pocket as well.

Its going to be hard for the Cards to hold up-front and on the back end as plays are extended by Wilson, the Cards line-backers may be in need of help all day.

The opposite side of the ball the Cardinals will be better on the front line but the question will be is it NFC West better, and the pressure may be to much for Carson Palmer and company as the champs get their revenge and beat the Cardinals in this one by at least a 10 point differential.

That will drop the Redbirds to 7-4 on the year, which is not a bad spot but the loss would give them two division losses so far, and both of course to the top dogs in the west. This will be critical in the Cards making a playoff run.