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5 reasons to watch Seahawks vs. Cardinals on ‘Thursday Night Football’ in Week 10

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This one won’t be a tie, and ACTION GREEN!

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Thursday already? Man, could have fooled me. I’m still geeked over the fights we saw on Sunday, and Jameis Winston trying to eat his hand. What. A. Week.

This Thursday, we’ve got an NFC West matchup between the Seahawks and Cardinals in Glendale. Seattle is coming off of a suck-y loss to Washington, whereas the Cardinals are coming off of their second consecutive bye week, having just beat the 49ers.

Surprisingly, the Cardinals are just a game back of the Seahawks for second in the NFC West, with the Los Angeles Rams in first place at 6-2. The Seahawks are notorious for being a better team in the second half of the season under head coach Pete Carroll, so now is about the time when they start looking like Super Bowl contenders again.

Here’s why you should watch this week’s poopfest.

They might tie again

How agitated would some of y’all be? I was flipping channels because I’m an expert — and limited — consumer of TV, so I didn’t suffer like everyone else. When these two teams met on a Sunday night in October last season, they combined for 12 points in a 6-6 tie. It was the lowest-scoring tie in the overtime era, which started in 1974.

Two games of the 2017 World Series had more scoring than that, and on five occasions, the Dodgers or Astros could have tied or beaten them.

The game was nearly a 3-0 Cardinals win until the Seahawks blocked a punt late in the fourth quarter and got a field goal to tie it up. A 3-3 game going into overtime sounds excruciatingly painful, but whatever, we all need our “football fix.”

Of course as the story goes, both teams got field goals in overtime in a game where Stephen Hauschka and Chandler Catanzaro combined to go 4-of-7 on field goal attempts. It was a sloppy game.

If you want to re-live that for whatever reason, look no further and click here.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that they won’t tie 6-6 tonight. Risky, I know!

Russell Wilson has been cooking this season

In his sixth season in the league, Russell Wilson is on pace to have the best passing season of his career. While his completion percentage isn’t up, he’s currently third in the NFL with 2,305 yards. At this pace, he would finish the season with 4,610, beating his previous best of 4,219 from last season.

He’s also got 17 touchdown passes and just six interceptions on the year. He’s already eclipsed his rushing yards from last season too, though he likely won’t touch his 2014 career high of 849 yards, unless he goes all Michael Vick on us for the second half of the season.

The real reason for his success? The air clarinet:

The only thing I’m rooting for on Thursday night is seeing this celebration. Nothing really else matters.

Oh wait ...

ACTION F***ING GREEN UNIFORMS

Yeah, these matter. Don’t be an old head and say that you hate these bright uniforms because they’re hard on your eyes or you don’t like how loud the color is. These are sick.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As much as I’d like to see these more often, I’m glad the Seahawks save them for Thursday nights. These games typically are bad (poopfests, if you will, according to Richard Sherman), so anything we can have to get us excited about the game, we need.

Little known fact: action green uniforms are a guaranteed win.

Adrian Peterson plays for the Cardinals now, which is weird

This is still weird, even after he and the Saints went together like cereal and Gatorade. He got mad at Sean Payton (which made for one of the best memes of the NFL season) and got traded to the Cardinals. I imagine this is what seeing Tom Brady in a Chargers uniform would feel like.

Peterson has seen more carries since joining the Cardinals and has looked closer to the Peterson of old. After not seeing a game with more than nine carries in New Orleans, he’s averaged just over 24 carries in his three games in Arizona. The Cardinals desperately needed him to be something like his old self after losing David Johnson in Week 1 and having the worst rushing attack in the NFL.

AD’s not going to be around much longer, so watch him before he takes one of those sharp declines that eventually plagues NFL players late in their careers.

Weird things always happen in Seahawks games

Who knows what we’ll see on Thursday night. But Seahawks plus Thursday Night Football is the perfect recipe for something odd, or even something we’ve never seen before.

Enjoy the poopfest!


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