CARDINALS CORNER

Arizona Cardinals looking forward to the hostile environment in Seattle

Oct 15, 2022, 9:45 AM
Budda Baker #3 of the Arizona Cardinals shakes hands with fans after beating the Seattle Seahawks 2...
Budda Baker #3 of the Arizona Cardinals shakes hands with fans after beating the Seattle Seahawks 23-13at Lumen Field on November 21, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

TEMPE — The Seattle Seahawks aren’t that same juggernaut they once were years ago.

The Russell Wilson era ended this offseason and the Legion of Boom well before that.

Shoot, even the stadium has a new name.

One thing remains, though, in the 12th Man.

The crowd at Lumen Field poses another challenge for the Cardinals in Week 6, one Arizona welcomes.

“It’s going to be loud, but it’s always loud there,” offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum said Thursday. “It’s a great environment, a hostile environment and looking forward to going up and finding a way to get a win.”

“I think as a team we thrive being able to go into a stadium and quiet the crowd,” the lineman added. “That’s just the nature of being in the National Football League. Going into hostile environments, put your best foot forward and if you do it consistently enough, people don’t want to play you at home or away.”

For other members of the Cardinals, like defensive backs Byron Murphy Jr. and Budda Baker and quarterback Kyler Murray, the trip to Seattle also brings back memories from their younger days.

It’s like heading back home for Murphy and Baker, with the latter growing up in the area and the duo both attending Washington. Murray goes back to when his grandma called Seattle home.

“The crowd’s obviously always great,” Murray said Wednesday. “The tradition out there is great. For me, Seattle’s kind of like a second or third home … so I always enjoy when we’re out there.”

As a team, Arizona hasn’t minded the trip up north all that much in recent seasons. Since 2012, the Cardinals have compiled an NFL-best six road wins at Lumen Field.

The current coaching regime is 2-1 heading up north. With a victory on Sunday, Arizona would move to 11-1 over their last 12 away games.

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Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray warms up ahead of practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OL Rodney Hudson warms up ahead of practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OLB Cameron Thomas takes a drink in between drills during practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OLB Jesse Luketa runs through drills during practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OLB Victor Dimukeje runs through drills during practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OLB Dennis Gardeck runs through drills during practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OLB Markus Golden runs through drills during practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OLB Myjai Sanders runs through drills during practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OLB Myjai Sanders runs through drills during practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals OLB Cameron Thomas runs through drills during practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray warms up ahead of practice on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals WR Greg Dortch runs through drills during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray throws a pass to WR Rondale Moore during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals TE Trey McBride laughs as he warms up for practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals WR Laquon Treadwell runs through drills during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals WR Laquon Treadwell runs through drills during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals WR A.J. Green runs through drills during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals WR Javon Wims and CB Byron Murphy run through drills during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals CB Byron Murphy Jr. runs through drills during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals WR Rondale Moore runs through drills during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray throws a pass to WR Hollywood Brown during practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals RB Keaontay Ingram warms up ahead of practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals RB Ty'Shon Williams warms up ahead of practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Arizona Cardinals RB Corey Clement warms up ahead of practice on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Tempe. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)

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