Week 9 wasn’t quite as “coachable” as I thought but we technically still didn’t have a losing week, going 6-6-1. Shocks of last week were the Bills (embarrassing actually), the Ravens, the Bengals coming out flatter than flat, the Chiefs and Dolphins actually keeping up with an NFL team. Basically all of my losses and the push were shocks. Some road favorites were some of those losses which are tougher covers. Hard week but we have another good one brewing starting with tonight’s game.
|Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, 8:25p (Cardinals +6, O/U: 40)
New addition to the offensive line for the Seahawks, Duane Brown, was adventurous but he improved the line from weeks ago. It was adventurous due to the fact that he had a few penalties along with the rest of the team, a season high 16. Those penalties, a ridiculous number mind you, helped keep the Redskins close and in the end, Cousins capitalized and won the game for them being as accurate as ever. Wilson nearly pulled off a comeback on his own, striking hard and fast down the field but ultimately leaving too much time on the clock. The Seahawks still have a staunch defense and can eat up the Cardinals given their lack of an arm under center which will be a difference maker.
The Cardinals made a smart move a few weeks back in picking AP up. In 3 starts, 2 of them have seen him carry the ball 25+ times for 130+ yards in each game. It looks like the AP of old and he has to be given Stanton, his hapless quarterback. Stanton showed some accuracy late in the game last week but ultimately was just mediocre. Fitzgerald was se I effective but with 5 catches for just 70 yards, expect him to continue being the lead receiver but in a dink and dunk offense.
Look for the Seahawks to take out some aggression this week, rectifying last weeks bad loss at home (which is usually a guarantee in Seattle). The Cardinals can run all they want but if the Hawks stack the box, I don’t see AP getting much going (even though I would like him too since he’s starting on my fantasy team). Take the Seahawks to win in the under, Seahawks 24-14.