Dion Jordan will make NFL return at Arizona

by: David Solano Updated:

Dion Jordan is about to make a comeback.

The defensive end will take the roster spot of offensive tackle Rees Odhimabo, who is being placed on injured reserve with dislocated fingers.

And as Jordan gets ready for his first NFL game since 2014, KIRO 7 found out the Seahawks have a history of playing well on Thursday night.

 

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The Seahawks leap back into action against the Arizona Cardinals in front of a nationally televised audience Thursday night.

Seattle and Arizona settled for a historic 6-6 tie in overtime the last time they played at University of Phoenix Stadium.

"Well, it's an NFC match up and an NFC West match up,” said Russell Wilson, a Seahawk quarterback. “It is one of those things that two great teams who have great players on both sides, on offense and defense on both teams, so I think it is one of those things that whenever you go down to Arizona or they come to us, we know it is going to be a heavyweight fight."

Pete Carroll said that Pro Bowl free safety Earl Thomas is doubtful for the heavyweight fight.

But defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson should be back and ready to go. The Seahawks defense will try to find a way to slow down Arizona’s running back Adrian Peterson.

“I think this is a style of offense where he is excelling really well ... he is a very patient runner and this is a patient kind of run game where it is just crunching and just waiting (for) someone to pop out of their gap,” said Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Seahawks fans will definitely appreciate this: since Carroll was hired as the Seahawks head coach in 2010, Seattle is 6-1 when its playing on Thursday Night Football.

"Coach Carroll and the training staff and everybody [else] does a really good job of monitoring the schedule, not going as hard and I think that is kind of what it is,” Wagner said.

"These guys are ready to go,” Carroll said. “[We’re] going to have a great night [at University of Phoenix Stadium]. I hear that they're opening up the roof [during the game]. It's going to be beautiful, and we're looking forward to a really big ball game."
 

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