Our week seven Sunday Night Football free pick features the Seattle Seahawks (4-1) at the Arizona Cardinals (3-3). Both teams are on a roll, as the Seahawks have won their last three and the Cardinals have been in good in their last two. The last time Seattle lost was on September 18 when Los Angeles beat them 9-3. Ironically, the last time the Cardinals lost was when they hosted Los Angeles. The final score was 17-13.
Seattle travels to Arizona having beaten San Francisco 37-18, New York Jets 27-17, and Atlanta 26-24. The Cardinals beat San Francisco two weeks ago 33-21 and the Jets 28-3. Recently, both teams have had no problem scoring points.
Seattle Offense vs. Cardinals Defense
Seattle QB Russell Wilson (65.9 COMP%, 5 TDs, 1 INT, 10 Sacks) will look to a few receivers on Sunday night. WR Doug Baldwin (28 REC, 361 YDs, 12.9 AVG, 2 TDs) and TE Jimmy Graham (22 REC, 355 YDs, 16.1 AVG, 1) will be essential to the success of the air game. Graham is injured and is questionable for the game. Christine Michael (81 ATT, 354 YDs, 4.4 AVG, 4 TDs) leads the rush attack.
Seattle will most likely have a tough time against the Arizona defense. The Cardinals come to this game with 19 sacks, 23 TFL, 9 interceptions, and 10 forced fumbles. LBs Markus Golden (6 Sacks, 2 TFL) and Chandler Jones (4 Sacks, 2 TFL) are enforcers while corner Marcus Cooper (3 INT, 6 PD, 1 TD) is the anchor in the secondary. Arizona is holding teams to 17.3 PPG.
Arizona Offense vs. Seahawks Defense
Arizona is scoring 25.5 PPG. QB Carson Palmer (60.4 COMP%, 7 TDs, 5 INTs, 12 Sacks) will be tossing to Larry Fitzgerald as much as possible. Fitzgerald has 37 catches for 410 yards. He’s caught five touchdown passes while averaging 11. YPC. RB David Johnson has been effective, averaging 5.0 YPA while scoring eight TDs. He’s rushed for 568 yards total.
The Seahawk defense, like the Cardinal D, is good. They are allowing opponents 15.6 PPG. DEs Cliff Avril (4.0 Sacks, 2 FF) and Michael Bennett (3.0 Sacks, 4 TFL) are the anchors up front, while the secondary is controlled by corner Richard Sherman (5 PD, 2 INTs) and deep back DeShawn Shead (8 PD, 1 FF).
Our Week Seven Sunday Night Football Free Pick
In our week seven Sunday Night Football free pick game, the Cardinals are favored at -1.0. We’re going to take Arizona at home. We expect a tough defensive contest, but see the Cardinals making some big plays on offense as well as some major stops on D.