Seahawks defense gets high marks in dominant performance against division-leading Arizona. Seattle stuffed the Cardinals’ offense all day, and won 19-3 at CenturyLink Field.
Jerry Brewer: For all the pressure that the aggressive, blitzing Arizona defense generated on Sunday, the Seahawks were still the best defense on the field. It was a classic performance by Seattle, hounding Drew Stanton and taking care of an Arizona run game that ranks last in the NFL in yards per c
After being the focal point of the offense on the Seahawks' opening possession, Marshawn Lynch was not in on the next two series, with Robert Turbin playing running back in his place. He was on the sideline for most of it, not wearing his helmet and even went off the field for a spell. The team late
It was a familiar formula for the Seahawks on their first offensive possession: Marshawn Lynch and more Marshawn Lynch.
After sputtering on offense all game, the Seahawks pieced together a nine-play, 75-yard drive that took up 5 minutes 41 seconds. Among the key plays was a 23-yard pass play from Russell Wilson to Marshawn Lynch (watch video here) and a 15-yard scramble by Wilson.
The Seahawks got their second turnover of the day when cornerback DeShawn Shead blocked a Cardinals punt early in the third quarter. The blocked punt was big enough, but it was punctuated by Cooper Helfet's body-slam tackle of Cardinals tight end Rob Housler, who had fallen on the loose ball. (Watch
The Seahawks appeared primed to take control of the game in the second quarter as they took possession at the Arizona 48. But a long run by quarterback Russell Wilson that ended inside the Arizona 5 was tempered by a holding call on receiver Jermaine Kearse that put the ball at the Arizona 19. Then,
The list of inactives for the Seahawks for Sunday's game against Arizona contains no real surprises.
We'll get the chat started at 11:30 a.m. before Seattle's crucial NFC West clash with Arizona.
After all the injuries, drama and defeats, the national media are still picking the Seahawks - even when Seattle happens to be playing the team with the best record in the NFL.
Gameday has arrived really darn blustery. But the word is much of this will clear up by the time kickoff arrives.
As out-there as some of Lynch’s behavior can seem, as defiant and individualistic as he can sometimes appear, teammates say Lynch is nothing if not real. “I think his rough edges are what makes him a good player,” says defensive lineman Michael Bennett.
To reset the stakes, Arizona comes in at 9-1, the best record in the NFL. Seattle is 6-4, which this week would have been good for the No. 8 seed in the NFC --- just six make the playoffs.
A closer look at Sunday’s Seahawks-Cardinals matchup
For reasons I explain here, Sunday's game is pretty much a must-win for the Seahawks.
Here's our Extra Points Video, previewing Sunday's Seattle-Arizona game:
He’s powerful and physically imposing, but his movements are smooth and graceful. His speed and agility are glaring when he glides down the field and maneuvers in and out of breaks.He makes difficult plays seem routine.
A closer look at the Arizona Cardinals