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Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins expected to play vs. Seahawks despite ankle injury

DeAndre Hopkins Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to get a much-needed boost on their offensive attack. The team just got confirmation that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will indeed play in their Week 7 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. The four-time Pro Bowler has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury in recent weeks but still opted to play in the Cardinals’ previous games, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Red Sea recently imposed their dominance against the Dallas Cowboys in their opponents’ first game without their starting quarterback in Dak Prescott. Cardinals gunslinger Kyler Murray tallied a meager output of 188 passing yards on 9-of-24 passes completed along with two passing touchdowns for his team.

Hopkins contributed 73 receiving yards on two receptions while fellow wideout Christian Kirk added 86 yards on two catches with two endzone scores for the Cardinals.

Running back Kenyan Drake led from the forefront of the team’s attack and ran 184 rushing yards on 20 carries to go with two rushing touchdowns. The Cardinals concluded the game with a 38-10 resounding victory to notch their fourth win of the season. The triumph now puts them in second place within the stacked NFC West division.

On the other end of the field, the Seattle Seahawks look to continue their hot streak of five-straight victories to start the 2020 NFL season. They were fresh from an unexpected tight encounter with the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5 but still came out on top with a 27-26 win to sit atop the NFC West competition.

With Hopkins on board for the Cardinals, Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seahawks are expected to have their hands full as both teams aim for a much-needed win in Week 7 proceedings.