Ball out

Thursday means turnovers take center stage during meetings and practice today, and the stats get put under the microscope to help the Seahawks prepare for Sunday’s matchup.

With 14 giveaways and 14 takeaways so far in 2010, the Seahawks own an even turnover margin, while the Cardinals are at minus-7 (21 giveaways and 14 takeaways). This season Arizona has the second-most fumbles with 21, just one behind Oakland. Five of those fumbles have been returned by opponents for touchdowns.

When Seattle and Arizona played three weeks ago at Qwest Field, the Seahawks pulled away five turnovers while only giving up one, pacing themselves to a 22-10 win. So far in 2010, Seattle is 4-0 with a plus or even turnover margin and 0-4 with a negative turnover margin.

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