Arizona Cardinals Lost But Let’s Give Seahawks Credit
By Scott Allen
The Seattle Seahawks pulled away late and won an important NFC West game for them over the Arizona Cardinals
Everywhere you turn people are talking about what did Arizona Cardinals do wrong? What didn’t they do right? Well, plenty. However what I’m not hearing? The Seattle Seahawks played well at home and did what they needed to do to win in what really amounted to a must win for them on Sunday.
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There is a lot to talk about with the Cardinals offense or lack thereof. The defense played pretty darn good for most of the day but wore down in the fourth quarter. However let’s focus for a minute or two as to what Seattle did.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was limited to 39-yards on 15 carries but they still rushed for 124 yards as a team. Quarterback Russell Wilson had a good day. No I take that back, he had a great day,
Wilson rushed 10 times for 73-yards. He was 17-22 for 211-yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Only five incompletions. He found receivers open short and deep. Ten of the 19 points the Cardinals gave up were a direct result of long pass plays.
The Seahawks rushing defense showed up. The Cardinals rushed for just 64 yards and 23 of them were from quarterback Drew Stanton, who is not kown as a running quarterback. Their defensive only got three official sacks but they hurried Stanton all afternoon.
The Seahawks always play well at home. They were desperate. A loss pretty much seals their fate as far as the NFC West crown goes. It does severe damage to their overall playoff hopes. Now they are still in the mix for both.
So let’s give them some credit before we start to panic about everything wrong with the Arizona Cardinals. There are some things to fix on both sides of the ball but nothing that can’t keep the Cardinals from winning at least three of their final five games at the very least.