Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst efficiency of the season to throw for 2 touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved again on most sensible of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals
SEATTLE — It used to be a flashback efficiency for the Seattle Seahawks, and trainer Pete Carroll loved the display.
A bruising operating sport. Russell Wilson making performs with out being requested to do the entirety. And the Seahawks protection coming thru in key moments to close down Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals for a 28-21 win Thursday evening.
Wilson nonetheless did his section, 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 3 times, together with Carlos Dunlap’s clinching play within the ultimate minute.
“Our guys actually sought after to show issues and get again heading in the right direction,” Carroll mentioned. “Or even with all the eventualities, with all of the guys out and in within the lineup and all that, it simply didn’t topic. Guys performed actually neatly around the board.”
Wilson used to be flawless, erasing the errors from the previous 4 weeks when Seattle dropped 3 of 4, together with losses up 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 no less than, Seattle (7-Three) will likely be again on most sensible on my own till the Rams play on Monday evening towards Tampa Bay. It used to be a very powerful victory for the Seahawks heading into the softest a part of their time table, with 4 upcoming video games towards groups with a blended Eight-28-1 document.
Wilson used to be 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 blended, a stretch that began with Seattle’s 37-34 extra time loss to Arizona in Week 7.
Lockett, who had 15 catches for 200 yards and 3 TDs within the first assembly with Arizona, had any other 9 catches for 67 yards.
However the greatest spice up for Seattle used to be 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 lately,” Hyde mentioned. “We used to be ready to hit passes, run the ball, transfer down the sector. You realize, how we play.”
Murray and DeAndre Hopkins couldn’t re-ignite the magic from their last-second landing to overcome Buffalo final Sunday. Murray used to be 29 of 42 for 269 yards and two TDs, however Seattle used to be ready to get the type of drive at the QB that used to be lacking from the primary assembly.
“They certainly performed for me in positive eventualities however like I mentioned, we submit 21, had an opportunity to win the sport on the finish, however all the way through the sport, we began gradual and stored taking pictures ourselves within the foot,” Murray mentioned.
And that drive got here thru 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 evening. Seattle completed with 3 sacks and 7 QB hits after no longer touching Murray within the first assembly.
“(Pete) used to be fired up. He virtually tackled me at the sideline. That used to be loopy to peer a head trainer that concerned,” Dunlap mentioned.
Arizona (6-Four) closed to 23-21 with 13:19 left when Murray capped a 15-play, 90-yard force with a Three-yard TD cross to Chase Edmonds. The Cardinals protection held, however subsidized up close to their purpose line, J.R. Sweezy used to be 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 purpose 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, hanging 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 used to be helped off the sector with out hanging weight at the leg. Carroll mentioned the crew 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 was 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 document held via his teammate, Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald used to be simply previous his 29th birthday when he reached 700 catches.
However Hopkins used to be restricted to 5 catches for 51 yards. Fitzgerald led Arizona with 8 receptions.
Wilson is the 5th QB because the 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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