Coach Pete Carroll calls it a “cool part of the League,” the NFL calls it tradition and the media calls it the latter half of an all-important division series.
On Sunday in Glendale, Ariz., the Seahawks will face the Cardinals for the second time this season, the first chance Seattle has to play a division team twice in 2010. The intra-division twinbill scheduling layout offers a unique opportunity for coaches to scheme and players to line up against a very familiar foe.
“It’s a fun competitive challenge,” Carroll told his players when addressing the subject this morning. “You know the matchups and you’re trying to match wits with the other guys. You should know them better than they know you.”