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Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks: Open Game Thread

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Who Has the Edge?

Pos.

Edge

Analysis

QB

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Matt Hasselbeck hasn't been able
to lead the offense to W's. Kurt Warner
has had an up and down season, but
currently has the Cardinals in 1st place
in the NFC West and is comng off of a
5 touchdown performance.

RB

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The Seahawks running game
hasn't been great, and they currently
rank 30th in the league. The
Cardinals running game has had problems
to start the season, but has since been
improving and ran for 182 yards last week.

WR

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The Seahawks receivers have been able to
stay healthy this season, but haven't been
spectacular. The Cardinals still have the
edge at wide receiver for obvious reasons,
and should get Anquan Boldin back today.

TE

Seahawk_medium John Carlson has been great for the Seahawks
offense. The Cardinals have rotated tight ends,
which have helped the offense quite a bit.
Ben Patrick has been very good since returning
after a 4 game suspension, as he and Anthony
Becht both caught touchdown passes last week.

OL

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The Seahawks have improved slightly by
starting to get healthy on their offensive line.
However, the inconsistency may hurt them today.
The Cardinals have had the same offensive line
the last 2 years and have been starting to click
together the last few weeks.

Pos.

Edge

Analysis

DL

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The Cardinals defense is still one of the
best at stopping the run, and that should
remain the same after today. They're also
tied for 3rd in the league with 21 sacks on
the year. The Seahawks have talent on the
defensive line, but haven't quite made the
hurdle as a dominant line just yet.

LB

Seahawk_medium Featuring David Hawthorne, LeRoy
Hill, and Aaron Curry, this unit
widely has the edge over a Cardinals
linebacking corpse that is banged up,
with Gerald Hayes and Chike Okeafor
being doubtful for today's game.

CB

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The Seahawks have Marcus Trufant back, and
also have Josh Wilson lined up opposite of
him. They've been solid against the pass
as of late. The Cardinals are coming off a
win against the Bears, but gave up 369
passing yards and 3 touchdowns to Jay
Cutler...ouch.

S

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The Seahawks can't compete at safety with
the likes of Adrian Wilson and Antrel Rolle.
Wilson had problems with Greg Olson last
week, and needs to play his best game
this week with John Carlson at tight end.

ST

Split

Again, going by the numbers, the
punt/kick returns on offense and defense
are head to head. The Cardinals have been
solid with field goal blocks, punts in the 20,
and good kicking, but the Seahawks have
also faired well in the same situations.
Coach

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Ken Whisenhunt has now made the Cardinals
a very good road team, something they have
rarely been before. Jim Mora Jr has his team
in the third place and may be heading for
another early draft pick. Easy call here.
Edge

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8-4

This one isn't as close as the first meeting as
the Cardinals showed they could dominate
this Seahawks team in Seattle the first time
they met. Now the Cardinals play them at home,
a place where they desperately need a win.

Go Cardinals!!!