NFL Week 10 pre­views, odds, pre­dic­tions,


USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - NEWS - Scott John­son

An­nounc­ers: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox

About the Sea­hawks: The Sea­hawks failed to pull off a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive es­cape this past week­end . QB Rus­sell Wil

son is look­ing to fol­low up a string of in­cred­i­ble fourth quar­ters with more con­sis­tency from the opening snap. Seattle’s de­fense has had some head-scratch­ing fourth quar­ters as of late, and get­ting S Earl Thomas back from a ham­string in­jury could be a step to­ward rem­e­dy­ing that. But while the Seattle de­fense con­tin­ues to play well, the of­fense doesn’t look any­thing like a Su­per Bowl-con­tend­ing unit, as Wil­son re­mains the team’s best rush­ing op­tion.

About the Car­di­nals: De­spite their strug­gles and in­jury is­sues, the Car­di­nals are a win away from get­ting back into the play­off mix. Los­ing QB Car­son Palmer didn’t hurt Ari­zona in Week 9 thanks to

Adrian Peter­son’s 159-yard rush­ing ef­fort. Peter­son has strug­gled against Seattle’s de­fense in the past so the Car­di­nals likely will need more out of QB Drew Stan­ton. Ari­zona gen­er­ated a pretty good pass rush against the 49ers and could have sim­i­lar suc­cess against a Sea­hawks of­fen­sive line that’s still try­ing to come to­gether.

Matchup to watch: Sea­hawks LT Duane Brown vs. Car­di­nals LB/DE Chan­dler Jones. Brown made his Sea­hawks de­but last week­end after a trade from the Tex­ans. Jones is the only Car­di­nals pass rusher who’s had con­sis­tent suc­cess this sea­son.

Player to watch: Sea­hawks CB Sha

quill Grif­fin. Grif­fin has been beat on a few deep balls, like Kirk Cousins’ throw to Josh Doct­son on the fi­nal drive of last week's loss, and he may be sus­cep­ti­ble if the Sea- hawks are with­out Thomas again. Stan­ton might take a shot or two to who­ever is matched up against Seattle's rookie corner.

Num­ber crunch­ing: 39.5. Quar­ter­back rat­ing of the three Ari­zona quar­ter­backs who have at­tempted to re­place Palmer against the Sea­hawks since 2013. Stan­ton, Ryan Lind­ley and John Skel­ton have com­bined for zero touch­downs and six in­ter­cep­tions.


1. Cre­ate havoc: The Sea­hawks have the pass rush­ers to get to Stan­ton with a four­man . If Seattle can main­tain pres­sure with­out need­ing to blitz, it will sig­nif­i­cantly limit an of­fense that al­ready has deficits. 2. Avoid mis­takes: Seattle was pe­nal­ized 16 times for 138 yards and had three missed field goals against Wash­ing­ton. 3. Make plays on D: This matchup isn’t fa­vor­able for the banged-up Ari­zona of­fense that will be with­out Palmer and RB David John­son again. It might take a de­fen­sive touch­down from S Tyrann Mathieu or CB Pa­trick Peter­son to keep the Car­di­nals within strik­ing dis­tance.

4. Ride Peter­son: Coach Bruce Ari­ans may not to stray far from the game plan that won last week. He could call for at least 20 car­ries from the 32-year-old.


Car­di­nals’ Adrian Peter­son

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