A former AFC West team and current NFL powerhouse faces off against a former Raiders quarterback in the desert tonight as the Seahawks travel to Arizona to face the Cardinals.
It's an NFC West rival game in Phoenix tonight. The Seahawks are on a course for the playoffs and the Cardinals are trying to do something no team has done since 2009 -- have an overall winning record with Carson Palmer behind center.
The Cardinals are 3-3 this season with wins over the Lions, Panthers, and Buccaneers. But, much like the Raiders, they are in one of the toughest divisions in football with two Super Bowl favorites ahead of them.
The Seahawks at 4-1 are one of those teams. With one of the top offenses and defenses in the league, they are tough to beat. Russell Wilson is in his second year after a Rookie of the Year caliber season in 2012. He has former Cal Bears beast mode running back, Marshawn Lynch who is on pace for another Pro Bowl season of his own. The defense is led by the vocal Richard Sherman and hard hitting, ball hawk safety, Earl Thomas. Those two have combined for six interceptions this season.
They will have the difficult task of keep one of the best receivers in the game -- Larry Fitzgerald -- under wraps. The Cardinals defense is lead by cornerback Patrick Peterson, linebacker Karlos Dansby, and defensive end Calais Campbell.
Enjoy the game, guys, and let's keep the conversation going.