Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks: Preview, TV/Radio, Prediction
By Scott Allen
Dec 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) yells against the Seattle Seahawks during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Cardinals have center Lyle Sendlein and receiver John Brown listed as questionable. Both will be game-time decisions.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did not practice on Friday and is also listed questionable. The Seahawks have said that Lynch will be a game-time decision as well.
This is a tough one to call. In the end you’d like to think the Cardinals will make the story end differently in 2014. This year the Cardinals have a healthy Carson Palmer at quarterback. They have a healthy running game. Chris Johnson wasn’t around last season for the Cardinals and the running game was abysmal.
Johnson is third in the NFL in rushing so that should give the Cardinals enough balance. The Seahawks rushing defense though is stifling, so it won’t be an easy task. Don’t be surprised to see the Cardinals go to Andre Ellington more on Sunday night than he’s been used the past couple of games.
In the end I think the Cardinals come out on top to take a commanding three-game lead in the NFC West. It won’t be easy. Seattle is a tough place to play and they are still the defending NFC Champions and were one-play away from winning it all last season as we all remember. However Sunday night the Cardinals should prevail 21-17.