Colt McCoy redeems himself during Cardinals win over Seahawks

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

Colt McCoy wiped away an ugly performance in Week 10 and led the Arizona Cardinals to an impressive win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Two weeks ago, backup quarterback Colt McCoy led the Arizona Cardinals to a dominating victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Seven days later, McCoy came crashing back down to earth during a surprising home loss to the Carolina Panthers. What version of the signal-caller would show up when the Cards went on the road to face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11?

This past Sunday, McCoy succeeded in putting the Panthers debacle behind and led his teammates to an impressive 23-13 triumph over the Seahawks. The fantastic performance by the Texas native left Arizona with a 9-2 record and guaranteed the team their first winning season since the 2015 campaign.

Colt McCoy led the Arizona Cardinals on several long scoring drives in Week 11

On the Cardinals’ first possession of the day against Seattle, McCoy led the offense on a 16-play, 82-yard drive the culminated in a Zach Ertz touchdown. The tight end took a shovel pass from the veteran passer and rumbled into the end zone from 1 yard out. McCoy connected on seven out of his eight passes for 53 yards during the march to paydirt.

Two possessions later, McCoy took the Cards on a 13-play, 92-yard jaunt that ended with another scoring toss to Ertz. The 35-year-old passer hit wide receiver A.J. Green for 31 yards and Ertz for 25 yards before finding the former Philadelphia Eagles draft pick in the end zone for a 13-3 Arizona lead.

The first drive of the second half ended in a 53-yard Matt Prater field goal that gave the Cardinals a 16-6 third-quarter advantage. A 21-yard strike from McCoy to Green got the club into position for the three points.

The Cards’ final score of the afternoon came on a 10-play, 67-yard march in the fourth quarter. A 20-yard connection between McCoy and Ertz took the ball down to the Seahawks 19-yard line, and an 11-yard scamper by the quarterback set the offense up at the eight. Conner scored the game-clinching touchdown for “Big Red” from one yard out with 2:20 left in regulation.

McCoy’s final numbers versus Seattle were downright phenomenal. The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder completed 35 out of his 44 pass attempts for 328 yards and the two scores to Ertz. McCoy carried the rock six times for 18 yards during the matchup as well.

Kyler Murray now has two additional weeks to rest the sprained ankle that has kept him out of the last three contests. The general belief is that the superstar will be back in the starting lineup when Arizona visits the Chicago Bears on December 5. If Murray still isn’t healthy by then, rest assured that McCoy will be well-prepared for his next assignment.

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