The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals have high stakes at play in their week 16 NFC West Sunday NFL football game. Home field advantage and playoff hopes hang in the balance when we watch Cardinals vs Seahawks online free live streaming on Fox by following the links presented below.
Seattle (12-2) is on the brink of clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs and forcing their opponents to play in one of the loudest and most difficult stadium environments in the entire NFL. It doesn’t matter what any other teams do today including the 49ers. Seattle, whom have already clinched a playoff berth, holds their fate of sitting atop the entire NFC in their down hands.
CenturyLink Field has been extremely kind to the Seahawks and their fans dating back almost two years. The Seahawks have not lost a regular season home game since December 24, 2011 when the 49ers beat them, and that works out 14 regular-season football games won in a row. That is by far and away the longest current active winning streak at home in the NFL.
Seattle faced the Cardinals back in week 7 and dominated them much as they have most teams in the league by a score of 34-22. A lot of the success came in that game by getting to Carson Palmer often, including seven sacks, and not allowing the Cardinals quarterback to sit in the pocket and pass at will. Watch Seahawks vs Cardinals online streaming live free on Fox today to see if the Cardinals offense can solve Seattle’s defense.
At 9-5, the Cardinals are facing the knowledge that even if they beat the Seahawks today, a tall order, and win next week against the 49ers, they could still miss the playoffs despite winning 11 games. Only one other team in NFL history has accomplished that dubious feat during the 12-team playoff era and that was the New England Patriots back in 2008.
Larry Fitzgerald, who suffered a concussion last week, is expected to play today, while Palmer will be starting despite suffering from a high ankle sprain and dealing with a nagging elbow issue. The Cardinals are coming into this game having won two in a row and are playing much better football than they were back in week 7. They’ll need to play mistake-free football to have a chance at defeating the Seahawks on the road.
Today’s NFC West-centric NFL Football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks will kick-off in the mid-afternoon slot at 4:05pm EST / 1:05pm PST. This week 16 game will be carried over the air on TV on Fox so find the Fox channel number in your local listings to watch Cardinals vs Seahawks in HD in your TV.
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