What the media are saying ahead of Seahawks vs Cardinals

What the media are saying ahead of Seahawks vs Cardinals

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Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks during the 1st half of the Seattle Seahawks 23-0 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


by KING 5 News


Posted on December 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Double Coverage: Cardinals at Seahawks | ESPN

"These are two of the best defenses in the NFL, so scoring may be difficult for both teams. But this is the game the Seahawks have been waiting for, a chance to reach all their regular-season goals." -- Terry Blount

Arians: Fitzgerald expected to play against Seahawks | NBC Sports

"It’s a critical game for the Cardinals’ playoff hopes. Arizona likely needs to win both their remaining games against the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers to find a way into the postseason. Having Fitzgerald available will be a major boost to the Cardinals chances of an upset win in Seattle." -- Curtis Crabtree

Seahawks shoot for 15th straight home win, NFC West crown | SportsNetwork.com

"Things didn't go well for the Cardinals the last time they visited CenturyLink Field...This isn't the same Arizona team, not by a long shot with Palmer in the mix and the defense having improved, but picking against Seattle at home would be a fool's move at this point."

Seahawks are believers in play-action passing game | Seattle Times

"And these days, no team in the NFL is a bigger believer in the power of the play-action pass than the Seahawks. Through 14 games, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has used play-action on 33.8 percent of all of his dropbacks..." -- Bob Condotta

Seattle Seahawks aim to seize 'big moment' against Arizona Cardinals | AZ Central

"If you don’t think the Seahawks are contenders yet, just listen to Carroll’s take on Wilson: 'I think in a couple years he’s going to about hit it, and we’ll be in a great spot when that happens.' That’s scary, isn’t it?" -- Bob McManaman

No place like home for Russell Wilson | ESPN

"Russell Wilson plays well on any field, but at home, he's unbeatable so far in his NFL career. Seattle's 14-game home winning streak easily is the best in the league." -- Terry Blount

Making sense of Brandon Browner's suspension | Fox Sports

"In the final year of his three-year deal with the Seahawks, Browner was set to cash in during the free agency period in March. That won’t be the case now. Teams will be cautious of giving Browner a multi-year deal because of his checkered past." -- Ross Jones

Seattle’s Jon Ryan insists that punters are not defenseless | Sports Illustrated, Doug Farrer

Jon Ryan: "They used to say that once you crossed the line of scrimmage, you were like every other player. I don’t know if they still do that or not. But once you go down there and kind of get in on  the tackle, I think you’re fair game."

Thursday in Hawkville: Russell Wilson’s quest for consistency continues | Seahawks.com

"Winning games is something Wilson has done consistently since being selected in the third round of last year’s NFL Draft. It’s been well documented that his 23 victories are the most by any QB in NFL history in their first two seasons. He’s also 14-0 at CenturyLink Field." -- Clare Farnsworth

Former Longhorn, current Seahawk Earl Thomas on Texas’ next coach: “As long as it isn’t Harbaugh” | Sports Day DFW

"Thomas didn’t have any ideas to fill the position when speaking to ESPN’s Ryen Russillo. But there was one name he wanted Texas to avoid...Thomas is speaking about San Fransisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, a name that has crept into the Longhorn rumor mill over the past week." -- Chris Hummer