3 favorable matchups for the Cardinals in Week 11 vs. the Seahawks

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Arizona’s rushing attack vs. Seattle’s run defense

Even if Murray starts, his ankle injury will continue to hamper him. Therefore, the Cardinals must use the running game to their advantage in Week 11. And while the Seahawks have allowed a modest 4.1 yards per carry, teams have run methodically on their defense, which ranks 21st in rushing.

Better yet, the Cardinals, even without Chase Edmonds, have plenty of weapons to run the ball with, including Eno Benjamin. Benjamin has been dealing with a groin issue, but as of Thursday, he has seen limited practice reps and should be good to go.

James Conner has been the lifeblood of the Cardinals’ running game. He signed on to be the RB2, but has fully taken over as the RB1 as of late. Look for him to receive the bulk of the carries, and don’t be surprised if they get Rondale Moore involved in the running game and perhaps Chris Streveler.

Given the way teams have steadily run on the Seahawks all season, the Cardinals have gained a blueprint of how to melt down their defense. Now, they need to put it into play.