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PREDICTIONS: Can the Arizona Cardinals pull out a win against the Seattle Seahawks?

Posted at 11:51 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 13:56:42-05

Thursday Night Football will see the Arizona Cardinals face off against the Seattle Seahawks.

Check out what ABC15's Craig Fouhy and Collin Harmon are predicting for the fierce showdown.

Sports Director Craig Fouhy

Wow! Another prime time game for the Cardinals and this one is a huge showdown between two teams locked in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC West.

Just a month ago, these two teams squared off on a Sunday night game in Glendale and the Cards shocked an undefeated Seattle team with a wild 37-34 win in overtime. Since that game, Seattle has lost two of its last three, dropping to 6-3 on the season.

The Kyler Murray vs. Russell Wilson battle is always entertaining, and I doubt this one will disappoint. Two of the best and innovative quarterbacks in the NFL create positive plays out of nothing, and this game will end up being a battle between two “not so good” defenses.

Yes, the Cardinals defense stepped up in the second half of Sunday’s nail-biting win over the Bills, but they were anything but impressive.

The Kyler Murray to De’Andre Hopkins “Hail Murray” was as exciting and improbable a play as you’ll ever see in football, but that one play, and that one win, could propel this team to a very successful second half of 2020.

Seattle comes in as 3-point favorites, but I’m sticking with my gut on this one. The Cards – Seahawks series over the years looks like this: 21-21-1, but I still like Arizona on the road. Here’s the good news: Arizona is 4-1 in its last five visits to CenturyLink Field, known as one of the toughest places to play in the League.

The Cards also come into the game with the league’s best offense, averaging 425.4 yards-per-game, and leading the league in rushing yards with 168.9 yards-per-game.

Prediction: Arizona 38, Seattle 35

Sports Reporter Collin Harmon

The Cardinals and Seahawks are back under the prime time lights just three weeks after that wild Sunday Night Football thriller at State Farm Stadium. Seattle has certainly not forgotten about coughing up a 10-point lead in the final minutes to lose that game. Not to mention, they have lost two in a row and three of their last four. Can you say desperate?

To me, throw the statistical ranks and trends out the window. It’s a game of survival for the Seahawks in the NFC West. If they lose at home to the Cardinals tonight, they fall two games behind the Cards by virtue of head-to-head.

Kyler Murray and the Cardinals are certainly playing well enough to win this game, I just think we see a very motivated Seahawks team that knows it can’t afford to lose this game.

Prediction: Seahawks 34, Cardinals 31