Week seven of the NFL season will see a showdown on the West Coast on Sunday Night Football. After a day of football fun that starts at 9;30 am on the East Coast thanks to a London game, the Seattle Seahawks head to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals to wrap up the seventh Sunday of the season. The Seahawks are coming off a two point win at home against the Atlanta Falcons a week ago. The Cardinals have won two straight, having defeated the New York Jets a week ago on Monday Night Football.
For the Seahawks, close games have been the norm all season. Outside of their week three domination of the lowly 49ers at home, the Seahawks have played mostly one score games all season. On the road, they have one win and one loss. The win came against the struggling Jets, and the team got its first truly noteworthy win a week ago. Russell Wilson and the offense has not looked all that sharp this season, but have made the big plays when they have needed too. The defense started strong a week ago, but then collapsed a bit, letting Atlanta back into the game. Overall, this is a team that is highly inconsistent, and one that could come out looking really strong, or just flat out brutal. They have still managed to get to a 4-1 record, and hold first in their division. Which team will show up on Sunday?
For the Cardinals, two straight wins has them feeling pretty good. Those two wins however, are against the Jets and 49ers. Their other win has come against another sub-par team in the form of Tampa Bay, meaning they have yet to beat anyone legitimate. Their losses have come to more respectable teams, in the form of the Patriots, Bills and Rams. Two of those losses occurred in Arizona as well. So can they step up this week and take down the division leaders?
My initial gut told me to take Arizona here, simply because I am not sold on Seattle. But looking at the fact that Arizona has had some issues at home paired with their wins being against cupcake teams, I need to see more. They need to prove to me they are worthy of laying points.
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Line: Cardinals -2, O/U: 43.5
Pick: Seahawks and the under
Result: Ari 6 – Sea 6, Seahawks and the under