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

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Arizona’s offensive line vs. Seattle’s pass rush

While the Cardinals’ offensive line has seen its fair share of injuries, the Seahawks’ pass rush has been one of the weakest in football. They have the fourth-lowest sack total in the league with 15, and they are just 23rd in pressure percentage, at 22.7 percent.

Ironically, they do a good job at getting after the quarterback with an 11.0 hurry percentage that ranks 11th in the league. And with 43 hurries, they rank ninth. They also rank in the middle of the league in knockdown percentage. However, they rarely get to the quarterback in time, and it shows considering their 25th-ranked passing defense.

While they have given up a respectable 92.5 quarterback rating, they have only accounted for just four interceptions in nine games. And much of their ineffectiveness on defense starts with the pass rush.

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Their defense has improved in recent weeks, giving up just 24 points in the last two games. But with so many dynamic skill position players on the Cardinals’ offense like Zach Ertz, James Conner, Christian Kirk, and A.J. Green, it gives the Cardinals’ offensive line an opportunity to ward off a weak pass rush to allow Murray, McCoy, or Strevler an opportunity to put up big numbers on offense.