The Seattle Seahawks travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals, Sunday Jan 1st. Both the Cardinals and Seahawks saw their playoff possibilities vanish in Week 16. NFL oddsmakers have the Cardinals as -3 point home favorites over the Seahawks with the over/under set at 41 points. Be sure to get the latest Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals Spreads before making your 2011 NFL Predictions Week 17.
Seattle (7-8, 3-4 V) lost to San Francisco 17-19, at home, in Week 16. RB Marshawn Lynch scored on a 4-yard run with 6:41 left to give Seattle a 17-16 lead, marking his 11th straight game with a score. It was the first rushing touchdown allowed by San Francisco this season. The Niners kicked a 39-yarder with 2:57 left to give San Francisco the lead and the win.
The Seahawks’ regular-season finale will be the first game they have played under coach Pete Carroll that is utterly irrelevant for the postseason. Carroll wouldn’t call it meaningless, though. “We want to win a football game,” Carroll said. “There’s no hesitation, there’s no other agenda at all other than to win a football game.” There’s the consideration of getting a chance to evaluate some of the younger prospects on the roster. Say, perhaps, a certain third-string rookie quarterback like Josh Portis, who hasn’t played since the exhibition season.
Arizona (7-8, 5-2 H) lost to Cincinnati 16-23, on the road, in Week 16. Arizona rallied from a 23-0 deficit and had a chance to tie. WR Early Doucet was uncovered at the goal line but tripped as he ran, letting a fourth-down pass fall incomplete with 1:11 left.
The Seahawks and Cardinals have been two of the league’s hottest teams in the second half of the season. Seattle has won five of its past seven games with a running game that has been born again. The Cardinals have won six of their past eight behind a defense that somehow found a backbone for the second half of the year. Arizona allowed more than 20 points in six of its first seven games this season and started 1-7. The Cardinals have given up more than 20 points only twice since then. Neither team could rally its way into the playoffs, but the winner on Sunday will avoid a losing record.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona.
Home team is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Arizona.
Seahawks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Seahawks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss.
Seahawks are 5-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC.
Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals
When: Sunday, Jan 1st, 2011 4:15 PM EST
Pick: Seahawks +3
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