The Seattle Seahawks (5-3, 2-2 Away) will be looking to add to their winning run when they are on the road to face the Arizona Cardinals (3-5, 1-3 Home) at State Farm Stadium on Sunday. The Cardinals are two-point favorites, and the total is 49.5.
Seattle is coming off a convincing 27-13 win over the New York Giants at Lumen Field last Sunday, their third consecutive victory. Geno Smith was 23 of 34 for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Kenneth Walker III ran 18 times for 51 yards and a touchdown.
Tyler Lockett was targeted eight times, catching five passes for 63 yards and a touchdown. Arizona lost 34-26 to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium last Sunday.
Kyler Murray threw for 326 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. He added 36 yards on the ground. DeAndre Hopkins scored once. He was targeted 13 times, hauling in 12 receptions for 159 yards.
The Seahawks won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 19-9 victory in October.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Seahawks are averaging 26.3 points per game for the season, fourth in the NFL, and they are facing a Cardinals defense that has surrendered 26.3 PPG (30th). Meanwhile, Arizona has scored 22.8 points a game this season, 15th in the league, and Seattle is allowing 24.9 PPG (26th).
The Seahawks rank 18th in the league in passing yards per game (240.5) and 12th in rushing (130.8), while the Cardinals are 23rd in passing yards allowed per game (266.9) and 13th against the run (110.1).Arizona is 13th in the league in passing yards per game (250.6) and 17th in rushing (116.4).
Seattle’s defense has been most beatable on the ground, as the Seahawks are 28th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (140.8). Against the pass, the Seahawks are 22nd (254.6).Seattle has found the end zone on 40% of trips to the red zone this season, eighth lowest in the NFL, averaging 3.1 trips a game (25th).
Through eight games, Geno Smith has thrown for 13 touchdowns (3 INT) and 240.5 yards per game to lead Seattle in passing. In four away games this season, he has seven TDs (2 INT) and an average of 248.8 yards passing. Kenneth Walker III leads the team in rushing with an average of 65.9 yards a game over seven games.
He has five touchdowns on the ground. Tyler Lockett is the Seahawks’ leading receiver with 66.4 yards a game and three TDs. He is averaging 5.8 receptions on 7.6 targets per game. Kyler Murray has 10 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 249.1 yards per game through eight games to lead Arizona.
In four home games this season, he has thrown for four TDs (1 INT) and an average of 240.2 yards. Kyler Murray also leads the team in rushing with an average of 37.4 yards per game. He has two touchdowns on the ground. Marquise Brown has been the primary target in the Cardinals’ aerial attack.
He has three touchdowns and an 80.8 yard per game average through six appearances. Marquise Brown is averaging 10.7 targets per game (7.2 receptions).
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Arizona Cardinals (-125)
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