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GLENDALE Steve Largent Color Rush Jersey , Ariz. (AP) — Seattle coach Pete Carroll says there’s some mystery surrounding Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen as the favored Seahawks face the Cardinals on Sunday.Rosen didn’t play much in the preseason and was in on 11 snaps late in his NFL debut in last Sunday’s loss to Chicago.“We’ll have to wait and see, so we’ll be ready to adjust,” Carroll said. “With so many young quarterbacks that have just had startling entries into the league and done so many things, we’re going to count on Josh (Rosen) being on it and whipping the ball around like he can.”That would be a change for a somnambulant Arizona offense that ranks dead last in the NFL in pretty much every category. The team has three touchdowns in three games as it looks to avoid its first 0-4 start since 1986, two years before the franchise moved from St. Louis. There have been many bad teams since then, but they all managed to win an early game.The Seahawks (1-2), meanwhile, are 4-0-1 in their last five visits to the desert. But Seattle has had some rough times in newly renamed State Farm Stadium, including that infamous goal-line interception in the Super Bowl, and a bizarre 6-6 tie with the Cardinals.They aren’t the old “Legion of Boom” defense, but they are still a formidable obstacle for the Arizona rookie.“For the most part, I’m just trying to complete balls to the receivers, get the ball moving down the field, maybe extend plays a little bit, use my brain,” Rosen said. “I think I’m a pretty good overall quarterback, and I’m looking forward to getting on the field.”The Seahawks rolled on the ground in last week’s win over Dallas, but the Cardinals expect to have to deal with the ducking George Fant Color Rush Jersey , darting and passing of Russell Wilson, too.Here are some things to consider when the Seahawks face the Cardinals:GROUND GAMEAfter saying for the entire offseason they were going to prioritize the run game, it took until Week 3 for the Seahawks to actually show it.The result was 102 yards rushing and a touchdown from Chris Carson and the kind of offensive efficiency the Seahawks were hoping to find. Carson was the first Seattle running back to top 100 yards since late in the 2016 season, but it was also the performance of the Seahawks’ revamped offensive line that allowed it to happen. D.J. Fluker played his first game after missing the first couple of weeks due to a hamstring injury. J.R. Sweezy moved to left guard for the first time in his career. And that will likely be the alignment again this week, except with starting center Justin Britt expected to return after playing only a few snaps on special teams last week due to a shoulder injury.MORE DAVIDThe Cardinals haven’t gotten the dynamic big plays they have expected from running back David Johnson, an All-Pro two years ago when he led the league in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns. Johnson was off the field during a critical third-and-2 situation late in the loss to Chicago. He told reporters he was yanked after messing up a blitz pickup the previous play. The coaches wouldn’t talk about it after Johnson’s comments.As for Johnson’s situation, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said “any time you have a player like him you’re trying to get him the ball. … I understand the type of player he is and how we’re going to use him moving forward. “FITZ’S 19thRosen would be the 19th quarterback to complete a pass to Larry Fitzgerald in the wide receiver’s remarkable career. Fitzgerald has high hopes for the youngster.“There’s no reason for him to be uncomfortable,” Fitzgerald said. “He’s got all the ability. He’s extremely intelligent. He’s prepared by a wonderful quarterback coach in Byron Leftwich. We’ve got to go out there and make plays for him.”BROWN’S BACKJaron Brown hadn’t really thought about seeing his old team until Carroll called him in for a meeting early in the week.“He just talked to me, kind of what to expect and really to control your emotions and stay in the game, and gave me some pointers with that,” Brown said. “Obviously, this will be my first time being put in this position. It was kind of good to hear that.”Brown spent his first five seasons with the Cardinals before signing with Seattle in the offseason. His opportunities have been limited so far — just nine targets — but he caught his first touchdown pass last week against the Cowboys.Seattle’s air game could get a big boost this week if Doug Baldwin is able to return from a sprained knee suffered in the opener.SAFETY PLANBradley McDougald and Earl Thomas have been two of the top safeties in the league through three weeks.Thomas, despite the turmoil surrounding his unhappiness about his contract and desire to be traded, is tied for the league lead with three interceptions, two coming last week against Dallas. McDougald has two interceptions, four passes defensed and 17 tackles.Seattle has already forced eight takeaways, tied for second in the league. SEATTLE (AP) — The last time the Los Angeles Rams visited Seattle, they were announcing themselves as the new powerhouse in the NFC West by handing the Seahawks a drubbing unlike any they had experienced in Pete Carroll’s tenure.As much as the Seahawks would like to forget that day last December Rashaad Penny Color Rush Jersey , a 42-7 loss to a division rival lingers.Less than a year later, the Rams are more than just the favorites of their division. A quarter through the season, they may be the prohibitive Super Bowl favorites. The Rams (4-0) make their annual trip to Seattle on Sunday looking to take control of the division just five weeks into the season.“I think there’s definitely a lot of confidence that comes with playing well and definitely can get some momentum going, but I think we’re just executing,” Rams quarterback Jared Goff said. “We’ve done a pretty good job executing.”And there is little reason not to believe Los Angeles will be leaving town with a three-game lead.The Rams are scoring an absurd amount of points, having scored at least 33 points in all four games. Goff is coming off a career-high 465 yards passing and five TDs, carving up a Minnesota defense that was regarded as among the best in the NFL and posting a perfect passer rating in the process. Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks each had 100 yards receiving against the Vikings.Oh, and there’s still Todd Gurley, who the last time he saw the Seahawks rushed for 152 yards and scored a career-high four total touchdowns. And this time, they’ll be facing a Seahawks defense without safety Earl Thomas after suffering a season-ending lower leg fracture last week against Arizona.“Not having Earl now, this week changes a lot and just how good he is at understanding offenses and concepts,” Goff said. “You wish he was there, you want to get them at full strength with him as part of that and how good he is. Would have been great to compete against him.”The Seahawks (2-2) have recovered from a 0-2 start by knocking off Dallas and Arizona in consecutive weeks. The Seahawks have rediscovered their run game with consecutive 100-yard rushers and their defense has held three straight opponents to under 305 total yards of offense.But they know the Rams are a different challenge.“They’re going to do something that we haven’t seen before, but if we’re disciplined and we do what we practiced, we should be fine,” Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said. “That’s why your eyes are so important this week.”Here’s what else to watch for:FIRST THINGS FIRSTSlowing the Rams’ powerhouse offense on first down would be huge for the Seahawks, but it’s been almost impossible this season. Goff is an astonishing 46 of 56 for 668 yards and six touchdown passes on first downs in the Rams’ first four games Doug Baldwin Color Rush Jersey , averaging 11.9 yards per pass. Add in Gurley’s steady running on every down, and Los Angeles is tough to contain.“We’ve done a pretty good job so far (of) staying in second-and-manageable, and then third-and-manageable, as well,” Goff said.RUNNING OPTIONSSeattle is coming off consecutive 100-yard performances by running backs for the first time since the 2014 season. But it was two different backs accomplishing that feat, leaving open the question of how Seattle divides the carries going forward. Starter Chris Carson is expected to return Sunday after missing last week with a hip injury. Mike Davis has earned a role after rushing for a career-high 101 yards and two TDs in the win over Arizona. And, rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny has started to look more like the back Seattle expected in a limited role.Running won’t be easy against a Rams defense giving up just 86 yards per game on average.TEDRIC TIMESecond-year safety Tedric Thompson knows he’s about to get a lot of attention. Thompson will be stepping in at free safety replacing Thomas after the former All-Pro was lost for the season in last week’s win. Thompson gained plenty of experience in the offseason and training camp when Thomas was holding out as part of a contract dispute, but there couldn’t be a tougher team to debut against than the top passing offense in the NFL through four weeks.“He’s really mature about stuff, he’s really worked hard to understand the scheme and the principles of what we want and he plays really strict and disciplined football,” Carroll said.TEMPORARY KICKERKicker Cairo Santos will make his Rams debut in Seattle. Los Angeles signed the former Chiefs kicker Tuesday after cutting Sam Ficken and determining that All-Pro Greg Zuerlein isn’t quite ready to return from a groin injury.Santos, who injured his own groin twice last season, is getting his shot at an NFL return in a high-pressure rivalry game, but he welcomes the challenge.“Coming out and playing for a great offense, hopefully I’ll get a bunch of kicks and show the other 31 teams that I’m back and I belong in this league,” Santos said.


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