"This is a big game for both teams, but I think it's a bigger game for the Seahawks, because if they lose, they'll fall to 3-7 and their playoff chances will essentially go down the toilet. Also, this week has the feeling of a get-right game for Wilson. For one, the Seahawks are playing at home, which is notable, because they have one of the best home-field advantages in football.
"The Seahawks were shut out in Russell Wilson's first start back, and they have to play with a sense of desperation here. The Cardinals have won four of the last six at Seattle, a weird trend the Seahawks find a way to reverse."
Bleacher Report Gridiron Ian Kenyon is predicting a shootout between the two teams, but he has the Hawks coming out on top 24-23. "The Seahawks should find their footing in a return home against the Cardinals," Kenyon said. "This team is much more talented than their record indicates. They've lost three games by a field goal or less, and Wilson, of course, missed multiple weeks. If Seattle's defense can hold up against a banged-up Murray, the Seahawks should not only cover 2.5 but win outright."
12th Man Rising Jake Luppino Seahawks 31-27 says Russell Wilson response to adversity will help Seattle get this win, Luppino has the Hawks winning 31-27. "Similarly to what they did in Week 1 against Indianapolis. On the four scoring drives, they had at least had 6 or more plays. Sustained drives will ultimately result in a Seattle win. As Russell Wilson has shown in past, he always responds positively to adversity."
Seattle Times Bob Condotta is picking the Cardinals to win in Seattle 23-19. "For all the local talk of what this game means for Seattle, Arizona is starting to be in a position to need some wins, too. Arizona has lost two of three following its 7-0 start, and the last thing the Cardinals want is to start hearing parallels to its second-half collapse of last season. Arizona has a top-10 offense and defense, and if Murray plays, is the better team on paper."
CBS Pete Prisco has the Cardinals winning in a “tough road victory” 28-20. "The Cardinals should have Kyler Murray back for this one after they laid an egg without him last week against Carolina. The Seahawks are in survival mode after losing to the Packers last week. The Cardinals, with Murray, will get a tough road victory."
The Seattle Seahawks and Delta Air Lines attended a recent Merging Vets and Players (MVP) meeting to surprise Matt Mickunas with the Delta Community Captain award. Mickunas, a former Army Infantry Senior NCO, is an active and standout participant in the MVP program and regional president for the Paralyzed Veterans of America's PNW chapter.