The Seattle Seahawks are cruising in the NFC West and are sitting in first place at 5-1, the Arizona Cardinals are at 3-3 in second place. The Seahawks have gotten the better of the Cardinals lately, including a 58-0 win, but head coach Pete Carroll says this is an entirely new team. They have a new quarterback in Carson Palmer and a new head coach in Bruce Arians.
“They’re a brand new team to us,” Carroll said, via ESPN. “There are things that look similar, but it’s not the same. All kinds of stuff has changed, so we have to look at them all over again.
“It’s not like we’re just carrying it over, same ol’ same ol’. It’s not like that.”
It will be a tough match up for the Cardinals, who are looking to rebound after a loss to the San Francisco 49ers. They were within two points at the end of the third, before the 49ers pulled away.
“It was tough, man,” Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington said. “Once you get your back to the wall, you have to toughen it out. I thought we lost our energy that fourth quarter to end the game. We didn’t play like we did the first three quarters and the game got away from us.”
The short week might help level the playing feel and give the Cardinals a chance.
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