Colt McCoy leads Cardinals to impressive road win over Seahawks

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Colt McCoy
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) Colt McCoy /

After having a performance to forget last week, the Arizona Cardinals rebounded on Sunday with a big road win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Against the Carolina Panthers last week, the Arizona Cardinals easily had their worst outing of the 2021 season. On Sunday, the Cardinals redeemed themselves with a convincing win on the road over the Seattle Seahawks.

Arizona got the best of the NFC West battle thanks to the efforts of guys like quarterback Colt McCoy, tight end Zach Ertz, running back James Conner, and several members of their defense.

The Cardinals cut it a bit close when the Seahawks pulled within three points midway through the fourth quarter. But a 10-play, 67-yard touchdown drive on Arizona’s next offensive possession put them back ahead, the Cardinals eventually walked off the field with a 23-13 victory.

Arizona Cardinals head into bye on a high note with win over Seattle Seahawks

Some felt McCoy was certainly capable of getting Arizona back on track this week in the team’s NFC West matchup with Seattle. However, few likely thought that the Cardinals’ No. 2 quarterback would take matters into his own hands and throw for 328 yards and two touchdowns.

A good amount of McCoy’s passes on Sunday landed in the mitts of Ertz, who finished with eight catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns. The performance by Ertz in Seattle was exactly why the Cardinals traded a fifth-round draft pick for the tight end back in October.

On the ground for Arizona, Conner led the way with 62 yards and a trip to the end zone on 21 carries. He also caught five passes for 37 yards during the Cardinals’ win over the Seahawks.

Defensively, Arizona did great at holding Seattle to just 266 total yards on Sunday. The Cardinals also accumulated four sacks and kept the pressure on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson all day long.

With the win, Arizona is now 9-2 and back as the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture after the Green Bay Packers suffered a loss on Sunday.

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The Cardinals will get to rest and enjoy their bye next week before returning in Week 13 for a road matchup against the Chicago Bears.