These two NFC West rivals played just a few weeks ago and it was one of the best games of the year. The Cardinals fought back to beat the then undefeated Seahawks in a last-minute field goal in overtime. That game must have exposed the Seahawks to the rest of the league because Seattle has only gone 1-3 since. Russell Wilson is still playing at an elite level but he is turning over the ball much more often than he was when he was an early MVP candidate leading this team to five straight wins to start this season. These teams have the same 6-3 record and supremacy of the treacherous NFC West is on the line.
The Los Angeles Rams have the same record as these two teams and sit on top of the division as they beat the Seahawks pretty handedly last week. They do have a tough Monday Night Football matchup against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week though so this is a prime opportunity for both the Cardinals and Seahawks to definitively take the number one spot in this division.
The Cardinals may have the slight momentum rolling into this one after their exhilarating win against the Buffalo Bills. In all fairness, the Cardinals should have lost this game. They were down to their last play trailing the Bills 30-26 on their own 43 yard line. Kyler Murray threw a bomb under pressure and DeAndre Hopkins made the catch of the season. It's likely to stay that way for the rest of 2020. He made the impossible catch look somehow easy even surrounded by three defenders. It's still unfathomable that the Texans traded him. We can't wait to see this duo for many years to come. The Cardinals for the first time since Carson Palmer was in the desert, look like perennial contenders.
That's mostly because it looks like Murray made the right decision to stick with football over baseball where he was also a first-round pick by the Oakland Athletics. He was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2019 and is started to be mentioned for the first time this season in the MVP race.
Even with all of that success though, Murray just this week said that he misses baseball and that he wishes he could play both while "never saying never." Whatever Murray decides to do, he'll probably succeed at it and it would be a tremendous treat for fans to see him play in the spring and summer also.
What TV Channel is Cardinals-Seahawks on?
Cardinals-Seahawks will be shown on FOX/NFL Network at 8:20 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.
How to Watch Cardinals-Seahawks
When: Thursday, November 19
Where: CenturyLink Field - Seattle, WA
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
TV: FOX/NFL Network
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch NFL free with fuboTV)
There is some good news for the Seahawks though. Even if they lose this game, they are still well primed to have a high seed in the playoffs. That's because of their schedule coming after this Thursday night matchup. In the next four weeks they will play three of the four terrible teams in the NFC East including the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and the Washington Football Team. The cherry on top of all that is a matchup with the New York Jets who are on pace to easily earn the number one pick. The only question with the Jets is if they will win a game this season.
After those four gimmies, they will get a redemption game against the Rams team who forced Wilson to throw two more picks last week. They end the season against the 49ers who are in the midst of a lost season due to an exuberant amount of injuries. After this game against Arizona, it's not hard to imagine they can win out the rest of the season. If Wilson gets back to protecting the ball against the Cards like he did in the first five games of this season, they could win out. They're that good.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Odds
Cardinals Odds: +3
Seahawks Odds: -3
Money Line: Cardinals +140 - Seahawks -160