Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals in Week 7 of the NFL regular season takes place on Thursday Night Football tonight in what should be an interesting match up. The Seahawks will be confident that they can go on the road and claim another win tonight, but the Cardinals have proven that they are an improved outfit since last season and have the potential to cause problems. Thursday Night Football can be watched on the NFL Network or online through free live stream (details below).
The Seahawks come into this Week 7 NFC West match up with a record of 5-1, having greatly impressed this season so far in defense and on the rush offense.
Seattle's only loss this season came against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5 when they went on the road and lost 28-34. However, they bounced back well last week to gain the fifth win of their season to date in a 20-13 win over Tennessee.
The Seahawks are currently ranked 8th in the NFL in offense for points scored, averaging 26.2 points per game. They are also ranked 10th in the league for total yards gained per game, posting 372.7 yards on average.
They have been lacking on pass, only managing 215 yards per game, which is below average in the NFL this season. However, they have made up for their lack of impact on the pass by their excellent play on the rush and their rock solid defense. They are ranked 2nd in the NFL for rush, claiming 157.7 yards per game.
Marshawn Lynch has carried 117 times for 487 yards and posted 5 touchdowns, and has been set up well by Russell Wilson who himself is 97 of 158 for 1,254 yards and 8 touchdowns.
The Cardinals are 3-3 and bottom of the NFC West at the moment. They will know how important games against their NFC West opponents are, and if they can claim a win tonight against the high-flying Seahawks it will be a massive boost.
If they are to have any hope of winning tonight they will hope for an improved performance from Carson Palmer, who is 131 of 221 for 1,483 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The Cardinals are below-par for the NFL in offense, only managing to score 18.5 points per game, ranking 25th in the NFL.
Arizona have been much improved since last season, but are going through some tough games right now. Last week they went on the road to the San Francisco 49ers and though they fought hard, still came out 20-32 losers. Today they host the Seahawks, and in Week 8 they will have to pit themselves against the Atlanta Falcons.
Their season could take a downward spiral if they do not manage to win any of the games in this three game period.
Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football will start at 8.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.