Closer than it feels.
It is, in fact, a very significant event, that a rookie is starting at QB for the first time in the NFL, in the first NFL game he's ever played in.
The Seahawks had some major issues with protection on Sunday, giving up three sacks, seven QB hits, and forced Russell Wilson to scramble another half-dozen or so times to avoid an onslaught of mean, angry Cardinals.
My first and strongest impression of this game was that this is the type of grudge match that we should start to expect almost every time for NFC West divisional matchups going forward.
The NFL is back, week one of the regular season is here and first up for the Arizona Cardinals is a home opener against divisional rivals the Seattle Seahawks.
It's gameday, baby, and although - officially anyway - the 2012 NFL season has already started, today marks the beginning of all the real action. Seahawks. Cardinals.
The Seahawks released their final injury report of the week and have officially listed Golden Tate, Greg Scruggs, and James Carpenter as "out".
With Week 1 and a Seahawks matchup with the Arizona Cardinals right around the corner, Scott Enyeart, Sports Radio KJR's Jason Puckett and I decided to get on the horn and record a little preview podcast, talking about the different storylines for th