Cardinals’ Mathieu: Seattle Seahawks ‘kind of in our way’
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals went back to work on Tuesday, and no one pretended that next Sunday night’s game at Seattle is just another one on the schedule.
“Those guys are kind of in our way,” safety Tyrann Mathieu said. “We want to go somewhere, and we have to go through those guys.”
A win for the Cardinals (6-2), and Arizona would have a three-game lead over the Seahawks (4-4) in the NFC West. A loss and Seattle would be very close in the rearview mirror, one game out with seven to play, including the regular-season finale in Arizona. And the Cardinals have a rugged schedule between now and then.
Under Arians, the Cardinals have beaten the Seahawks once in four tries. That was two years ago, a 10-7 slugfest in Seattle. That Seahawks team went on to win the Super Bowl. Last year, Arizona was without Carson Palmer in two losses to a Seahawks team that repeated as NFC champions and lost a wild Super Bowl to New England, a game played in Arizona’s home stadium.