Hawks Vs Doves Tonight

In what should be a wipe-out, the Arizona Cardinals are hosting the Seattle Seahawks tonight in the big cactus. If anything, an interesting showdown between the possible Super Bowl representative from the NFC against the semi-surprising upstarts from the desert. It’s a given that Carson Palmer is struggling as he’s 18th in yards per game, and 31st in QBR, with 7 TDs and 11 picks. More interesting though is how poorly Russell Wilson is doing so far this season. He’s 28th in yards per game, 16th in completion percentage, 23rd in attempts, yet has a decent 92.6 rating, with 8 TDs and 4 picks. Good enough for 9th.

Seattle’s offense leans heavily on their run game (sound familiar?). They are 2nd in the league in rush yards per game, 10th in overall yards per game, and 8 in scoring. AZ is a distant 26th in yards per game, and 25th in scoring. By comparison, the 49ers are 4th in rushing yards, 23rd in yards per game, and 13th in points per game.

Defensively, Seattle is tough all around. 2nd in yards against passing, 11th in yards against rushing, 2nd overall in yards against, and 3rd in points allowed. AZ? 19th (surprisingly) in yards against passing, 5th in yards against rushing, 15th overall in yards against, and 12th in points allowed.

Az played better than I thought they would, and I certainly thought the Niners would get more pressure on Palmer, and I foresee Carson getting planted a few times, but I think AZ may hold serve against these guys. Seattle has proven to be much less imposing on the road, and AZ is always tough at home. Give Palmer some time, and he can do some damage. Still think Seattle wins though. Got to make the case . . .

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11 Responses to Hawks Vs Doves Tonight

  1. Nipper says:

    Arf!

  2. Heard an interest stat this morning. Every team that Seattle has played thus far (CAR, SF, JAX, HOU, IND, TEN) lost their next game. Seahawks are beating people up and leaving them drained. Cardinals host a beat up themselves Falcons in 10 days. See if the streak continues…

  3. NoFear49er says:

    Funny, no matter how many accolades get thrown Seattle’s way no one wants to give Pete any credit for building that machine, and he did, all by himself, too.

    The guy who was carted off the field on a stretcher Sunday with a spine injury played lights out in what ended in a losing effort by Arizona, even when down by two TDs and more.

    Kudos to Pete Carroll and Calais Campbell.

  4. Nipper says:

    In the words of Dennis ……”I may be drinking but I’m not driving….”

  5. unca_chuck says:

    What about Scotty, NoFear? Or John Schneider? Pete’s not doing it in a vaccuum. Besdies, Seattle is the darling pick from the NFC to win it all.

    I seriously don’t think Pete’s being left out of the conversation regarding coaching or front office kudos.

  6. Nipper says:

    Just beat them Titans. It’s a bullshit name.

  7. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, look who won yesterday at Remington Park and paid $42.40 to win.
    http://www1.drf.com/drfPDFChartRacesIndexAction.do?TRK=RP&CTY=USA&DATE=20131018&RN=4

  8. unca_chuck says:

    I may be a longshot but I always come through.

    New thread is up.

  9. thekiddiespal says:

    QUESTION: Do you happen to know for certain whether the NFL prohibits

    any players other than QB (i.e., “everyone barring QB) to have radio

    receivers in their helmets?

    If you don’t know, who might?

    Thanks,

    HP

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