Seahawks seek win over Arizona tonight

The Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Seattle Seahawks must love the desert.

They’ve beaten coach Bruce Arians’ Arizona Cardinals three of the past four times they’ve played in the desert.

It’s the latest matchup between NFC West foes where home field doesn’t seem to mean much. The Cardinals have won in three of its past four trips to Seattle, but the Seahawks have dominated in Arizona.

The Seahawks (5-3) will be favored again when they face the Cardinals (4-4) on Thursday night, with Seattle’s tough defensive front aiming to stop Adrian Peterson, who literally is carrying the offensive load since coming to the Cardinals.

With quarterback Carson Palmer out with a broken arm, Arizona is leaning on Peterson even more.

Thursday night’s game comes just four days after the 32-year-old running back carried a career-high 37 times for 159 yards in the Cardinals’ 20-10 victory at San Francisco.

“I’m feeling good,” Peterson said on Wednesday. “My body’s feeling fresh. I’m ready to roll. I’m sure they are as sore as us, so it’s going to be a battle of will.”

The Seahawks are coming off a home loss to Washington.