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GLENDALE, Ariz. Yasiel Puig Jersey . - The Seattle Seahawks storm into Arizona on a four-game winning streak, looking very much like the Super Bowl championship team of a season ago.The Arizona Cardinals, already assured a playoff berth, send a quarterback who wasnt around a month ago against a fierce Seattle defence ranked No. 1 that has given up a combined 27 points in its last four games.The Sunday night matchup has huge post-season implications.The Seahawks (10-4) can close in on another NFC West title with a victory. The Cardinals (11-3) can clinch the NFCs No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs — including the Super Bowl should they get there.Seattle loses and theres a chance, however slight, that the Seahawks dont even make the playoffs. Arizona loses and the Cardinals probably are a wild-card team.There are plenty of doubters about Arizona, even though the Cardinals have the NFCs best record. Dont count the Seahawks among them.You definitely respect a team thats won as many games as theyve won, Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said. They dont just win games by luck. Theyve done a lot of good things, but we feel like were on a roll and were going to keep that roll going.With Arizonas quarterback issues, Seattle is an 8-point favourite on the road in what Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald calls the biggest regular-season game of his career.It doesnt bother me, Fitzgerald said. Its not about what people think. Its about going out there and playing football, playing fast and executing.Arizona has persevered through a litany of injuries, most recently to Drew Stanton, who took over at quarterback when Carson Palmer went down to a season-ending knee injury. With Stanton out with a sprained right knee, coach Bruce Arians has turned to Ryan Lindley, signed from the San Diego practice squad after Palmer was hurt.Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett doesnt know much about Lindley.Just that hes a quarterback, and one of my favourite meals is quarterback, Bennett said.Lindley got the nod over rookie Logan Thomas, although Arians has said he would have a package for Thomas and might use both quarterbacks.I think Bruce did a really good job of letting that out, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, because he made us have to go ahead and think about all the stuff that he (Thomas) could do as well.Lindley, in his third NFL season, was Arizonas No. 3 quarterback last season and didnt play. He lost out to Thomas for the No. 3 job in the preseason.Lindley had four inglorious starts in his rookie season, with seven interceptions and no touchdowns. He holds the dubious record of most pass attempts (182) without a touchdown in NFL history.But everybody else is their starters, Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril said. They still have the same O-line ... they still have all their guys, they still have Larry, who is a heck of a wide receiver. I think anybody could throw to him and hell catch it.Some things to watch when the Seahawks meet the Cardinals:CORRALLING WILSON: When the teams met in Seattle a month ago, and the Seahawks won 19-3, Arizona held Marshawn Lynch to 39 yards rushing and sacked Russell Wilson seven times. But Wilson slipped away from the pass rush for some big plays, too. The Seattle quarterback rushed for 73 yards, 40 on one play in the drive for the Seahawks lone touchdown.Hes kind of like Houdini, Arizona defensive end Calais Campbell said. He can make people miss with the best of them. The big thing is for everybody to continue to rush him and try to swarm-tackle.SEATTLES Defence: The Seahawks defence has put up some incredible numbers during the four-game winning streak.Seattle has allowed 27 points, 752 yards (188 per game), 51 first downs (12.8 per game), 325 yards rushing (81.3 per game), 427 yards passing (106.8 per game. And Seattle has 16 sacks.After missing five games with a toe injury, Wagner has 35 tackles in the last four games.ARIZONA ON THE GROUND: The Cardinals moribund rushing game came alive the last two weeks behind the surprising play of Kerwynn Williams, who was elevated from the Arizona practice squad.The Cardinals rushed for 141 yards in their win over Kansas City and, last Thursday night, 143 in their victory at St. Louis.Williams has 175 yards in 25 carries, an average of 7 yards per attempt.HOME FIELD: Arizona is 7-0 at home this season. But there figure to be a lot of Seattle fans in the crowd as some Cardinals season-ticket holders opted to sell theirs for this game to make a handsome profit.I do remember the game here last year, Wagner said. I think there was a point where I felt like I heard Seahawks fans louder than their fans.Seattle won that game 34-22, one of only two losses at home for Arizona since Arians took over.TURNOVERS: If Arizona has a chance, it probably will need significant help from its opportunistic defence. The Cardinals have a plus-12 turnover margin, tied for second best in the NFL. Their defence has scored nine touchdowns, most in the league.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Adrian Gonzalez Jersey . -- The road to the Masters got off to a bumpy start Sunday for Tiger Woods when he withdrew from the Honda Classic with what he said was a lower back injury. Kenley Jansen Jersey . Phoenix got injured centre Emeka Okafor and a top-12-protected first-round draft pick in 2014 -- giving the rebuilding Suns potentially four choices in the opening round. The Suns also sent guards Kendall Marshall, Shannon Brown and Malcolm Lee to Washington so the deal will work financially. http://www.ladodgersprostore.us/Logan-Forsythe-dodgers-jersey/ . -- Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets are back. The NBA franchise announced Tuesday at a press conference it has officially changed its name back to the Hornets after 10 years of being known as the Bobcats. The change comes nearly one year after owner Michael Jordan indicated he wanted to change the name back to the Hornets. The league approved the change last July. Jordan didnt attend the press conference, but issued a statement saying its a "historic day for our franchise, our city and our fans." The Hornets resided in Charlotte from 1988-2002 before George Shinn moved the team -- and name -- to New Orleans after a messy divorce from the city. The name became available again when New Orleans owner Tom Benson changed his teams name from the Hornets to the Pelicans. Several hundred fans showed up at the downtown arena for the formal announcement. Hornets president and CEO Fred Whitfield said the goal is restore the energy the Hornets brought to the city when they were in Charlotte 12 years ago playing at the Charlotte Coliseum, which was known by fans simply as "The Hive." It was there the Hornets were consistently among the league leaders in attendance. "For me this day is almost surreal because I was a Hornets season ticket holder," Whitfield said. "I know what it felt like in the old Hive and the energy and excitement that happened to be there. Michael talks fondly about the days he came in and played against the Hornets and what a challenge it was not only to battle a good team, but also the fans." Whitfield also announced that in collaboration with the NBA and the Pelicans, all of the statistical information, records and history of the Charlotte NBA basketball will be resttored to the franchise. Enrique Hernandez Jersey. . That means the Hornets will now own and have access to all of the historical elements from the recent Bobcats era (2004-14) as well as the original Hornets teams that played in Charlotte -- including stats from stars such as Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning and Muggsy Bogues. All of the Hornets records from their years in New Orleans will revert to the Pelicans history, Whitfield said. "That was a piece that was really important to us because we knew how important that was to our fans," Whitfield said. "Being able to have the old Hornets alumni back and be a part of family was important. We can say to them, Hey, you are welcome back and you are a part of the family." Whitfield estimates the name change will cost Jordan more than $4 million before all is said and done. The team is still working through the tedious process of rebranding the arena. But Hornets logos have begun to spring up inside and outside of the arena. "Its been well worth it," Whitfield said. "And it couldnt have happened without the financial commitment of our owner." The Hornets unveiled their new logos in December. Theyll unveil their new uniforms on June 19 and the playing floor design on June 26. The Hornets name will return to NBA action at the 2014 Summer League in Las Vegas. The popular Hugo the Hornet mascot will make his official return on June 5. Pete Guelli, the teams executive vice-president and chief sales and marketing officer, said fans have embraced the name change. He said 90 per cent of last years season ticket holders have renewed for the 2014-15 season. 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