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Seahawks at Cardinals Sunday Night Football Preview‏

Seahawks at Cardinals Sunday Night Football Preview‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

The Seattle Seahawks will invade Arizona this weekend to battle the Cardinals in Week 16’s edition of Sunday Night Football.

With a victory on Sunday night, the Seattle Seahawks (10-4) would leap frog the Arizona Cardinals (11-3) to take over top spot in the tough NFC West Division.

The Seahawks look to have returned to the form that saw them win the Vince Lombardi Trophy last season.

Seattle has won their last 4 games and covered the spread in all four of those performances.

Ever since the return of linebacker Billy Wagner, the Seahawks defense has looked unstoppable.

In their last 4 games, Seattle’s defense has allowed just 27 points!

That number (27-points in 4 games) is especially impressive considering that Seattle has played the Eagles, 49ers (twice) and Cardinals in their past 4 outings.

Seattle’s stellar play on defense has taken the heat off of quarterback Russell Wilson, who in turn has played his best football of the season in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals will look to build on their current 2-game win streak when they take on their rivals this Sunday night.

Arizona has gone 3-2 since losing starting quarterback Carson Palmer to a season ending injury in early November.

With that said, Palmer’s replacement, Drew Stanton, also suffered a season ending knee injury last Thursday against St. Louis.

That means Arizona will have to rely on third string quarterback Ryan Lindley against the Seahawks defense (good luck).

The Cardinals will need another solid performance from their defense if they hope to keep this game close.

In their past 2 games, the Cards D has allowed just 20 points.

Las Vegas currently has Seattle pegged as -7.5 point favorites, with the over/under being set at 36.5 points.

This game is critical for both teams, but I just can’t imagine a way that Arizona beats Seattle.

My prediction is that the Seahawks will defeat the Cardinals by a final score of 20-9 on Sunday Night.

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NFL Week 16 Schedule

NFL Week 16 Schedule

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

WEEK 16

Dec. 18

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:25

Dec. 20

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, 4:30

San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, 8:15

Dec. 21

Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers, 1

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears, 1

Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans, 1

Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins, 1

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, 1

New England Patriots at New York Jets, 1

Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1

Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1

New York Giants at St. Louis Rams, 4:05

Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25

Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders, 4:25

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, 8:30*

Dec. 22

Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals, 8:30

 

Be sure to watch all of the NFL’s Week 16 action live at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!

Is Rampage Back With the UFC?

Is Rampage Back With the UFC?

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

MMA fights fans haven’t seen former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson inside the cage since his three-round unanimous decision win over Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May of 2014.

That victory was expected to propel “Rampage” in to a light heavyweight title match against current Bellator champion Emanuel Newton.

However, after former Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney received his walking papers, Jackson has basically gone MIA.

After some talks of possible retirement, reports are now circulating that the former PRIDE star could be on his way back to the UFC:

I’m hearing Rampage just signed a deal with UFC for announce Sat. I’m skeptical. He’s under contract with Bellator.
— Steven Marrocco (@MMAjunkieSteven) December 20, 2014

Bellator President Scott Coker was tracked down for an update on the situation, courtesy of reporter Josh Gross, and gave the most Scott Coker answer imaginable:

“I asked Scott Coker if rumors Rampage is going back to UFC are bogus. He said he had no idea. Then he confirmed Page is under contract. Coker said, ‘Should get interesting.’ Leads me to believe something’s up even if Bellator says they have Rampage locked up.”

Quinton Jackson’s last UFC appearance came at the “UFC on FOX 6” event in January of 2013, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Glover Teixeira.

Would you like to see “Rampage” back in the UFC’s octagon? Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your UFC News!

Titans vs. Jaguars Thursday Night Football Preview‏

Titans vs. Jaguars Thursday Night Football Preview‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joes Staff Writer)

 

 

 

The Tennessee Titans (2-12) will travel south to Jacksonville, Florida this evening to battle the Jaguars (2-12) in Week 16’s edition of Thursday Night Football.

Both teams have had disappointing seasons thus far, remaining tied with Oakland and Tampa Bay for the league’s worst record with a mark of 2-12.

The winner of this game will likely fall out of contention for the NFL’s coveted number one draft choice, so the question really is who wants it more?

Tennessee has had trouble at the quarterback position all year long, so the chance to draft Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks is one the organization would probably love to have.

Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars have not had a prolific offense this season, but they do have a healthy Blake Bortles, who the organization hopes will be their starting quarterback for years to come.

With that said, I would expect Jacksonville to put forth a solid effort in front of their home crowd.

The Jags defense has played well in recent weeks and Blake Bortles is showing improvement with every game.

Charlie Whitehurst is expected to start at QB tonight for the Titans, he has gone 1-2 in three starts so far this season.

Tennessee has the league’s 29th ranked defense, which should allow Bortles and the Jags offense to put up at least some points on home soil.

Las Vegas currently has the Jaguars pegged as -3 point favorites with the over/under set at 40.5 points.

I think Jacksonville gets the job done at home on Primetime TV by a final score of 20-13.

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