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Five More Things To Know About The Arizona Cardinals

In a rematch from just a few weeks ago, here are five more things to know about Seattle’s Week 9 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals.

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The 5-3 Seattle Seahawks sit atop the NFC West currently, heading to Phoenix for a Week 9 divisional rematch. Here are five things to know about the Seahawks' Week 9 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals.

DeAndre Hopkins: Back In Action

The Cardinals were missing wideout DeAndre Hopkins for Week 6's matchup due to suspension, but the Clemson alum is making up for time. Over the last two weeks, Hopkins has reeled in 22 catches for 262 yards and a touchdown. In Week 8, Hopkins became the second-youngest receiver ever (30 years, 146 days old) to eclipse 800 receptions - second to Cardinals Legend Larry Fitzgerald.

Seattle will look to prevent Hopkins from getting the ball, as he's been targeted 27 times over the last two games.

Kyler Murray: Elite Company

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray didn't get the win in Week 8's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings - but he did make some history. While completing 31-44 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Murray threw his career touchdown No. 100. Only 11 players have reached the century mark in fewer games than Murray.

Zach Ertz: Up The Seam

Adjustments are part of the game of football, and one such adjustment for the Seahawks will be to neutralize Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz. Despite failing to reach the endzone in Week 6's 19-9 win, Ertz caught 7 passes for 70 yards on 10 targets.

In Week 8 against the Vikings, Ertz caught his third touchdown of the season, catching 4 targets for 34 yards. Ertz is currently Arizona's second-most targeted option (60), tying for second-most amongst all tight ends league-wide.

Robbie Anderson: New Face in Phoenix

The Cardinals added wideout Robbie Anderson via trade with the Carolina Panthers last week. After four targets without a catch over the last two weeks, Anderson continues to get acclimated to his new team, completing his first full week of practice.

The speedy seventh-year wideout out of Temple is on team No. 3, catching 368 passes for 4,880 yards and 29 touchdowns for his career.

Isaiah Simmons: Secret Weapon

The Cardinals continue to unleash 2020 first round pick and linebacker Isaiah Simmons. While playing just 68 percent of snaps this season, Simmons has recorded 26 tackles, a sack and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. Simmons has shown a knack for being around the ball, and his two forced fumbles are tied for fifth league wide.

From rushing the passer, to dropping back in coverage, the athletic Clemson alum is a player to keep an eye out for when Arizona's defense hits the field.

O-Line Adjustments

The Cardinals' hobbled offensive line continues to adjust, after placing guard Justin Pugh on the IR two weeks ago. Guard Cody Ford was activated to replace Pugh, after healing from an ankle injury that sidelined him for the first six games.

Starting center Rodney Hudson will miss his fifth-consecutive game due to a knee injury. Arizona has fallen to 1-3 on the season without Hudson, and may be without tackle D.J. Humphries per Coach Kliff Kingsbury.

"Hopefully he feels better," said Kingsbury. "But I'm not sure he'll make it by Sunday."

The Seahawks face the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium for Week 9 of the 2022 season. Take a look back at photos from previous games between the two teams.

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