The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a bye week in week six and are looking to improve their record to 6-0 and this week, they will face their division rivals: Arizona Cardinals (on Sunday night football after a mid-week schedule change).
It’s a matchup that will feature Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray. Against, the Cowboys last week, Murray threw for 188 yards, two touchdowns, and completed 9-of-24 passes, as the Cardinals won in Dallas on the road 38-10.
“Well, I think Kyler has been special since came in the league. He has made so many plays, but I think he has so much command. He is a phenomenal football player, he can really throw it, he can spin it, and can run around. I mean he is a quick as a cat, he is just moving around like crazy,” said Wilson via NFL Live.
“I got to know him a little bit through the draft process and I got a lot of respect for his competitiveness. We are going to get to play against each other for many years, and there is always going to be a lot of battles. So, I proud to see his work ethic, his success, and doing it for the shorter guys, but he has been special for sure.”
Fox Sports’ Skip Bayless thinks that Murray could be better than Russell Wilson.
“I’m a Kyler Murray fan & at OU he was off the charts great. But this is a tough one, because you don’t want to disrespect the great Russell Wilson,” said Bayless. “He’s a Hall of Famer to me, but I do think Kyler has a chance to be better.”
“What’s not to like about his arch, it’s already starting, right,” Bayless said of Murray and his potential via Jeremy Cluff of the Arizona Republic. “I would say he has a chance to be better than Russell, he’s got to stay healthy, obviously, but he does have something in his head, like a defensive mechanism, that even Michael (Vick) didn’t have when he ran. … He gets down fast, he will take no chances anywhere. He protects himself at all costs.”
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- The Seahawks will face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night on NBC, but the Seahawks will be without Safety Jamal Adams, who is missing his third straight game with a groin injury, Adams is “really close,” said Pete Carroll via Brandon Gustafson of 710Sports.com. “We want to make sure and get it right and the consensus is it’s better to wait until next week and I anticipate that he will be practicing next week.”
- Mike Iupati, who missed week 5’s win over the Vikings is dealing with a back injury and is listed as questionable, according to John Boyle of Seahawks.com.
- Damon Harrison has also been ruled out for Sunday’s match up against the Cardinals, according to Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest. Though he is not listed on the Seahawks injury report.
- The Seahawks might still have to face DeAndre Hopkins despite him being limited in Friday’s practice, according to Arizona Sports. “Hopeful that he can go again this Sunday and be full speed. It’s been lingering a little bit,” Kingsbury said. Hopkins is dealing with an ankle injury and is listed as questionable, according to John Boyle.
- The Seahawks have also been mention as a potential landing sport for Antonio Brown according to Adam Schefter. “I think Antonio definitely has taken those steps [in the right direction], and like I said, nobody’s perfect,” Wilson said Thursday, via ESPN. “From the conversations I’ve had with him, he’s really been remorseful and he’s been humbled along the way. Like I said, I pray that he can continue to grow, just like anybody.”
- Cardinals: +155
- Seahawks: -186
- Cardinals: +3.5 (-115)
- Seahawks: -3.5 (-105)
- O/U: 56.5 (-110)