3 favorable matchups for the Cardinals in Week 18 vs. the Seahawks

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The Arizona Cardinals close out the regular season at home against the Seattle Seahawks. So, where do they stand in terms of favorable matchups?

The Cardinals had a big win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17, allowing them a chance to play for the division championship in Week 18. Of course, a three-game skid has left the Red Birds in need of help, as the San Francisco 49ers must top the Los Angeles Rams for them to stand a chance at winning the division.

Regardless, the Cardinals are favorites to defeat a Seattle Seahawks team on Sunday that has struggled all season and will finish in the NFC West’s basement for the first time since their inaugural season in 1976 (the team played in the AFC West between 1977 and 2001).

And in the first-round matchup between these two teams earlier this season, the Cardinals topped the Seahawks by two scores without Kyler Murray or DeAndre Hopkins. But this Seahawks team still put up 51 points just a week ago.

So what are the favorable matchups the Cardinals must exploit in Week 18? Here are the top three.