Cardinals vs Seahawks: Stats, history, connections and notable info

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Find out about the matchup.

The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks play one another in a Week 16 NFC West showdown. It should be a good one.

Stats:

This game is a matchup of great defenses. Seattle is number one in yardage allowed overall and number one against the pass. Arizona is seventh overall and number one against the run.

Both teams have given up sacks -- Seattle has given up 36 and Arizona 38.

Seattle has the number two rushing offense in the game, so that will be a strength-on-strength matchup to watch as the game unfolds. Seattle is 12th overall in offense. Arizona is 19th.

Seattle is +16 in the turnover department. Arizona is +3.

History:

Arizona leads the all-time series 15-14, but is 6-9 in Seattle. The last time the two teams played, Seattle beat Arizona 34-22 in Week 7 in Glendale. Arizona has won six of the last 10 times they have played Seattle.

Connections:

Arizona has a few former Seahawks. Right guard Paul Fanaika spent parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons as a Seahawk. Backup center Mike Gibson played there from 2009-2011.

Seattle has O'Brien Schofield, whom the Cardinals drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was cut the first day of training camp this year.

Since the last meeting:

Arizona and Seattle met in Week 7 earlier this season, with the Seahawks earning a 34-22 victory. Since that game,
Arizona has found its footing on both offense and defense. Following their overtime victory over Tennessee last week, the Cardinals now have a 6-1 record in their last seven games. Only Carolina (7-1) has a better record since Week 8. After scoring 37 points last week against the Titans, the Cardinals are now averaging 29.9 points per game since Week 8. That ranks as the fourth-best mark in the NFL over that span.

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