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Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Dec. 21, 2013 at 11:07 pm with 4 Comments »
December 21, 2013 11:07 pm

A quick look at the game:

ARIZONA CARDINALS (9-5) at SEATTLE (12-2)

Kickoff: 1:05 p.m., CenturyLink Field

TV: Fox.
 Radio: 710-AM, 97.3-FM.

The series: Seattle and the Arizona Cardinals have met 29 times in the regular season, and the Cardinals lead the series 15-14. The last time the teams met in the regular season, the Seahawks won, 34-22, Oct. 17, 2013 in Arizona.

What to watch: Deep passes from the Seahawks. Without their starting safeties and with a propensity to blitz, the Cardinals will put Seattle in position for multiple deep-throw chances. Arizona blitzes about half the time and blitzed Russell Wilson almost 70 percent of the time in the first meeting this season when the Seahawks were without both starting tackles, Russell Okung and Breno Giamcomini. “The good thing about the blitz is there’s a lot of green grass behind it,” Wilson said. “So if we capitalize on that, we can make a lot of plays. So that’s what we look forward to. I don’t shy away from the blitz. I love it when they blitz, to be honest with you. So it’s one of those things that we can make a lot of plays from it.”

TNT pick: Seahawks 27, Cardinals 17

 

Prime numbers

SEATTLE

No. Name (position) Ht./Wt./Year

15 Jermaine Kearse (WR) 6-1/209/second

With Patrick Peterson covering elsewhere, Kearse with a shot at a big day.

 

72 Michael Bennett (DT) 6-4/274/fifth

Showed up last week against the Giants.

 

53 Malcolm Smith (LB) 6-0/226/third

Smith’s second consecutive start for injured K.J. Wright.

 

28 Zach Miller (TE) 6-5/255/seventh

Also could have a chance for big plays against replacement safeties.

 

25 Richard Sherman (CB) 6-3/195/third

Sherman will matchup on Larry Fitzgerald from time to time.

ARIZONA

No. Name (position) Ht./Wt./Year

55 John Abraham (LB) 6-4/263/fourteenth

Leads Cardinals with 11.5 sacks.

 

11 Larry Fitzgerald (WR) 6-3/218/tenth

Fitzgerald is expected to play after suffering a concussion last Sunday.

 

56 Karlos Dansby (LB) 6-4/250/tenth

Leads Arizona with 111 tackles.

38 Andre Ellington (RB) 5-9/199/first

Averaging 5.9 yards per carry.

21 Patrick Peterson (CB) 6-1/219/third

Some argue he’s as good as Sherman. Sherman not one of them.

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. AZ is a formidible opponent, SEA must not sleep on them.

  2. toastmaster says:

    Too excited to sleep!!!! Sounder train at 10:04am – gonna be great day!!! Go Hawks!!!!!

  3. Agreed KLM – but I see the stars aligning for a quality win for us!!!!

    I think they will have to work on stopping the run and most of them are not still aware that RW will tear them apart through the air!!

  4. The one time I would actually like to read a certain persons opinion on this article – OMG – pure craziness

    http://davedameshek.nfl.com/2013/12/20/spoiler-alert-week-17-the-rise-of-the-arizona-phoenix/

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