Greg Cote

NFL Thursday night: Seattle has the defense to make Cards’ Adrian Peterson feel old

Cardinals’ Adrian Peterson, seen running through 49ers defense Sunday, won’t find it as easy Thursday night vs. Seattle.
Cardinals’ Adrian Peterson, seen running through 49ers defense Sunday, won’t find it as easy Thursday night vs. Seattle. Associated Press

NFL WEEK 10

GREG COTE'S THURSDAY NIGHT PICK

SEAHAWKS (5-3) at CARDINALS (4-4)

LINE: SEA by 5 ½.

COTE'S PICK: SEA 24-16.

TV: 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFLN.

Adrian Peterson, reinvigorated at age 32, has been a workhorse with 134 and 159 yards rushing in two of his three games as a Cardinal, and 'Zona will want to ride him like a rented mule again here to keep the game out of Drew Stanton's hands and keep Russell Wilson off the field. One problem: Seattle's defense is really good. Cardbirds still are tempting home 'dogs; they won and tied in two most recent meetings with Seattle, and are healthier. But Arizona (like Miami) is a shaky .500. Look for Seahawks to curtail their penalty propensity, score first and win with defense.

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