Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst efficiency of the season to throw for 2 touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved again on best of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals
SEATTLE — It was once a flashback efficiency for the Seattle Seahawks, and trainer Pete Carroll loved the display.
A bruising working sport. Russell Wilson making performs with out being requested to do the entirety. And the Seahawks protection coming via in key moments to close down Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals for a 28-21 win Thursday night time.
Wilson nonetheless did his phase, throwing for 2 touchdowns and rebounding from his worst efficiency of the season only a few days in the past. However he had assist within the type of Carlos Hyde dashing for 79 yards and a landing, and a protection that sacked Murray thrice, together with Carlos Dunlap’s clinching play within the ultimate minute.
“Our guys actually sought after to show issues and get again on course,” Carroll stated. “Or even with all the eventualities, with all of the guys out and in within the lineup and all that, it simply didn’t subject. Guys performed actually neatly around the board.”
Wilson was once flawless, erasing the errors from the previous 4 weeks when Seattle dropped 3 of 4, together with losses prior to now two weeks to Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams. The skid left Seattle in a tie atop the NFC West with the Rams and Cardinals.
For a couple of days a minimum of, Seattle (7-Three) can be again on best by myself till the Rams play on Monday night time in opposition to Tampa Bay. It was once a very powerful victory for the Seahawks heading into the softest a part of their agenda, with 4 upcoming video games in opposition to groups with a mixed Eight-28-1 file.
Wilson was once 23 of 28 for 197 yards and TD passes of 25 yards to DK Metcalf and 11 yards to Tyler Lockett within the first part. Wilson had dedicated 10 turnovers within the earlier 4 video games mixed, a stretch that began with Seattle’s 37-34 time beyond regulation loss to Arizona in Week 7.
Lockett, who had 15 catches for 200 yards and 3 TDs within the first assembly with Arizona, had every other 9 catches for 67 yards.
However the largest spice up for Seattle was once the go back of its run sport. Hyde had a 2-yard TD run within the 3rd quarter, and Seattle completed with 165 yards dashing.
“It helped stability our offense out as of late,” Hyde stated. “We was once ready to hit passes, run the ball, transfer down the sector. You recognize, how we play.”
Murray and DeAndre Hopkins couldn’t re-ignite the magic from their last-second landing to overcome Buffalo final Sunday. Murray was once 29 of 42 for 269 yards and two TDs, however Seattle was once ready to get the type of drive at the QB that was once lacking from the primary assembly.
“They indubitably performed for me in positive eventualities however like I stated, we submit 21, had a possibility to win the sport on the finish, however right through the sport, we began sluggish and saved capturing ourselves within the foot,” Murray stated.
And that drive got here via within the remaining seconds. On fourth-and-10 on the Seattle 27 with 38 seconds left, Dunlap were given across the edge and tackled Murray for his moment sack of the night time. Seattle completed with 3 sacks and 7 QB hits after now not touching Murray within the first assembly.
“(Pete) was once fired up. He virtually tackled me at the sideline. That was once loopy to look a head trainer that concerned,” Dunlap stated.
Arizona (6-Four) closed to 23-21 with 13:19 left when Murray capped a 15-play, 90-yard power with a Three-yard TD go to Chase Edmonds. The Cardinals protection held, however sponsored up close to their objective line, J.R. Sweezy was once referred to as for containing on L.J. Collier finally zone, giving Seattle a security with nine:12 left.
Arizona virtually didn’t get the ball again. Seattle ran just about seven mins off the clock and Jason Myers’ 41-yard box objective gave the Seahawks a 28-21 lead with 2:19 to head.
Arizona misplaced beginning protection Jalen Thompson within the remaining seconds of the primary part with a proper leg damage. Thompson needed to be helped off the sector and onto a cart, placing no weight at the leg.
Seattle TE Greg Olsen tumbled to the bottom early within the fourth quarter with a left foot damage. Olsen went down earlier than touch and was once helped off the sector with out placing weight at the leg. Carroll stated the workforce believes Olsen tore the fascia in his foot. Seattle additionally misplaced proper take on Brandon Shell within the fourth quarter to a sprained ankle.
Hopkins turned into the youngest participant in league historical past to achieve 700 occupation receptions together with his lone catch within the first part. Hopkins, 28, bettered the former file held via his teammate, Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was once simply previous his 29th birthday when he reached 700 catches.
However Hopkins was once restricted to 5 catches for 51 yards. Fitzgerald led Arizona with 8 receptions.
Wilson is the 5th QB for the reason that merger in 1970 to publish 30 or extra TD passes and a passer score of 110 or upper over the primary 10 video games of a season. The former 4 all went directly to win the MVP award — Patrick Mahomes (2018), Peyton Manning (2013), Aaron Rodgers (2011) and Tom Brady (2007).
Cardinals: At New England on Sunday, Nov. 29.
Seahawks: At Philadelphia on Monday, Nov. 30.
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