The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals will collide against each other Sunday in a Week 12 NFL game that has huge playoff implications in the NFC.

Without a doubt this is the "NFL game of the week" for Week 12. The Cardinals have the best record in the league, and the Seahawks are trying to repeat as Super Bowl champions. NFC West divisional games are always must watch instant classics, and this game will certainly be a must-watch event.

Latin previews the game and predicts the winner:

Arizona Cardinals (9-1)

Don't look now, but the Cardinals have the best record in the entire league. The last time the Cardinals lost a game was to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Week 5. So far, the Cardinals are 2-0 against divisional opponents with wins over the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams.

Despite the fact that veteran quarterback Carson Palmer is out for the season with a torn ACL, Drew Stanton has played well. Stanton has five touchdowns and two interceptions this season, both of which came last week against the Detroit Lions and that No. 1 ranked defense. Stanton isn't an elite quarterback by any means, but he is getting the job done.

The Cardinals pass offense ranks 20th, but rush offense ranks 30th. Andre Ellington leads the Cardinals in rushing with 624 yards and just three touchdowns on the ground.

Defensively, the Cardinals have the No. 3 rush defense in the league. Only once this entire season have the Cardinals allowed more than 100 yards on the ground, which came in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Alex Okafor, Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie lead this hard hitting defense that ranks second in defensive interceptions

Unfortunately, Larry Fitzgerald is still listed as a game time decision because of a knee injury.

Seattle Seahawks (6-4)

It's been a bit of rough start for the defending Super Bowl champions. The Seahawks lost three games all of last season, but already have four this year. As good as the Seahawks can be at home, they did lose to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6 at home, and the Cardinals did defeat the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field last season.

The biggest issue with this team has been the passing game. The Seahawks decided to trade Percy Harvin to the New York Jets before the trade deadline, and Russell Wilson has been struggling with deep passes. Doug Baldwin is the only player on the Seahawks team who has over 370 receiving yards this season.

Running back Marshawn Lynch is having another fantastic season, but clashes with management, fines and trade rumors have created controversy.

Despite losing more games this season already than all of last year, the Seahawks still have the No. 2 ranked defense. A sense of urgency is needed, but it's not time to panic. Richard Sherman and the "Legion of Boom" rank No. 3 in pass defense. The Seahawks know this is a must win game because they aren't a very good road team in the postseason.

The Cardinals and Seahawks will play each other again in Arizona in Week 16.

Schedule, Where to Watch

The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals will play each other on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. EST at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. The game will be shown on FOX. You can view a live game stream here.


The Seahawks need to win this game a lot more than the Cardinals do. The Cardinals are favored by most fans, as they should be. Head coach Pete Carroll has to finally start trusting Lynch and establish the run game from the start. Playing at home and Wilson's mobility will be the deciding X factors.

Seahawks win 23-20

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