The Seattle Seahawks sit at 5-1 on the year and are coming off a 20-13 win at home against Tennessee, one week after losing their first game of the year to Indianapolis 34-28.
Division rival San Francisco sits one game back of the Hawks at 4-2.
Running back Marshawn Lynch has been limited the last week with a hip injury, but is expected to play tonight against the Arizona Cardinals after a short practice week.
“He feels good enough and he should be good,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said, according to the Seattle Times’ Jayson Jenks. “But we won’t really know until we get out there and start playing.”
Lynch rushed 21 times against the Titans for 77-yards and two touchdowns, one week after rushing 17 times for 102-yards against the Colts.
He ranks 3rd in the NFL this season with 487 rushing yards and is tied with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles for second in the NFL with five rushing touchdowns.
If Lynch is indeed limited by the injury, it’s probably safe to assume we might see more rushing out of quarterback Russell Wilson. In the first three games this season Wilson rushed a total of 17 times – in the last three he has rushed 33, or nearly double the amount.