This week’s Thursday night game will be out west, in the land where they don’t save daylight. The Arizona Cardinals are at 3-3, despite Carson Palmer and the offense struggling for large stretches of games, and ranking in the bottom 8 in points scored. They have only played two home games, though, and are 2-0 so far in Glendale. Seattle is 2-1 on the road so far, but has been far from dominant. It took a big comeback to win at Houston. They won a defensive struggle at Carolina, then lost to Indianapolis two weeks ago.
This one is far from a blowout, though Arizona needs it to be low scoring to have the chance for the mild divisional upset. For Seattle, it is a big one as the first of two road games against the other teams from the NFC West. Arizona has their best chance to make a move toward the playoffs right here. It sounds like Percy Harvin will be back with the Seahawks soon, and Seattle will only get better on offense. Last year, Seattle lost at this same venue in a defensive struggle in Russell Wilson’s first career start.