Thursday December 27 Related LinksRaiders win le

center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling • Pete Carroll previews Seahawks-Cardinals (MyNorthwest.com)The Seahawks are 13.5 point favorites over the three-win Cardinals, but they could also be entering another game short a couple starters on their offensive line. Head coach Pete Carroll joined KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Friday morning to preview the game and offer a few injury updates.• Pete Carroll insists looming playoff game won’t impact how Seahawks prepare for Cardinals (Seattle Times)Starting left guard J.R. Sweezy won’t play Sunday when the Seahawks close out the regular season against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday due to a foot/ankle injury suffered last week against the Chiefs.Seattle also listed five other players as questionable, including starting right guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring), running back Rashaad Penny (knee) and free safety Tedric Thompson (ankle). Seattle coach Pete Carroll said will all be re-evaluated following workouts before the game Sunday.“We’ll have an Olympics going on out there on the field if you want to come out early,’’ Carroll said to reporters following Friday’s practice.Carroll, though, insisted that any decisions on whether players will play will be made solely on whether the player in question is healthy enough to go. Coach Pete Carroll already indicated that Sweezy won’t suit up on Sunday, while saying that Fluker will be a gametime decision. With a playoff spot already locked up, Seattle could look to give Fluker extra rest – although Carroll is not a fan of resting his players.Friday, December 28• O’Neil: Seahawks chasing something meaningful Sunday vs Cardinals — consistency (MyNorthwest.com)No one is wondering what direction Seattle is going anymore. The only question is how quickly they can get back to being a viable Super Bowl threat, and while a victory over the 3-12 Arizona Cardinals isn’t going to convince anyone that the Seahawks have arrived, Seattle’s going to post the kind of victory that will make you at least wonder how deep into January they may go.• Clayton: What to watch for in Seahawks’ regular season finale vs Cardinals (MyNorthwest.com)After an 0-2 start, the Seahawks have won nine of their last 13 games. If they have a good offseason of acquisitions, they can start thinking of getting back to the 11- and 12-win level, which puts them back in the Super Bowl mix. The key is trying to catch the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West.Here is what’s ahead in the regular season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. 3 Comments   Share   • Clayton: Turnaround from 0-2 start complete for playoffs-bound Seahawks (MyNorthwest.com)As it stands, the Seahawks should be able to be the No. 5 seed in the NFC, setting up a trip to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in the first round. After an 0-2 start to the season, the Seahawks went on a 9-4 run in which they pounded the ball on the ground to become the league’s best running team.Considering how bad they were for two years with the running game, that’s an amazing accomplishment. To a certain degree, they have re-established their home-field advantage. The Seahawks have a 5-2 record at CenturyLink Field with one game remaining against Arizona.• How Cardinals’ David Johnson helped Seahawks’ Rashaad Penny navigate a rocky rookie season (Seattle Times)“(Rashaad’s older brother) Eli Penny was a running back here with me, and he told me that his brother was coming out of college and he was going to be a high draft pick,” explained Johnson, the starting running back for the Arizona Cardinals, in a phone interview with The Times last week. “He wanted me to just talk to him about being in the league and how to transfer over to being a professional and having responsibilities now — paying bills and how to manage money and how to control people that are suddenly trying to be involved (in your life). Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img