SEATTLE: Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst efficiency of the season to throw for 2 touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved again on prime of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night time.
Wilson was flawless, erasing the errors from the previous 4 weeks when Seattle dropped three of 4, together with losses prior to now two weeks to Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams. The skid left Seattle in a tie on prime of the NFC West with the Rams and Cardinals.
For a couple of days, Seattle (7-3) will likely be again on prime alone till the Rams play on Monday night time towards Tampa Bay. It was an vital victory for the Seahawks heading into the softest a part of their schedule, with 4 upcoming video games towards groups with a mixed 8-28-1 report.
Wilson was 23 of 28 for 197 yards and TD passes of 25 yards to DK Metcalf and 11 yards to Tyler Lockett within the first half. Wilson had dedicated 10 turnovers within the earlier 4 video games mixed, a stretch that began with Seattles 37-34 extra time loss to Arizona in Week 7.
Lockett, who had 15 catches for 200 yards and three TDs within the first assembly with Arizona, had one other 9 catches for 67 yards.
But the most important enhance for Seattle was the return of its run recreation. Carlos Hyde rushed for 79 yards and a 2-yard TD run within the third quarter, and Seattle completed with 165 yards speeding.
Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins couldnt rekindle the magic from their last-second landing to beat Buffalo final Sunday. Murray was 29 of 42 for 269 yards and two TDs, however Seattle was capable of get the form of stress on the QB that was lacking from the primary assembly.
And that stress got here by within the closing seconds. On fourth-and-10 on the Seattle 27 with 38 seconds left, Carlos Dunlap bought across the edge and tackled Murray for his second sack of the night time. Seattle completed with three sacks and 7 QB hits after not touching Murray within the first assembly.
Arizona (6-4) closed to 23-21 with 13:19 left when Murray capped a 15-play, 90-yard drive with a 3-yard TD go to Chase Edmonds. The Cardinals protection held, however backed up close to their purpose line, J.R. Sweezy was known as for holding on L.J. Collier in the long run zone, giving Seattle a security with 9:12 left.
Arizona virtually didnt get the ball again. Seattle ran almost seven minutes off the clock and Jason Myers 41-yard discipline purpose gave the Seahawks a 28-21 lead with 2:19 to go.
Arizona misplaced beginning security Jalen Thompson within the closing seconds of the primary half with a proper leg harm. Thompson needed to be helped off the sector and onto a cart, placing no weight on the leg.
Seattle TE Greg Olsen tumbled to the bottom early within the fourth quarter with a left foot harm. Olsen went down earlier than contact and was helped off the sector with out placing weight on the leg. Seattle additionally misplaced proper deal with Brandon Shell within the fourth quarter.
Hopkins turned the youngest participant in league historical past to achieve 700 profession receptions together with his lone catch within the first half. Hopkins, 28, bettered the earlier report held by his teammate, Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was simply previous his 29th birthday when he reached 700 catches.
But Hopkins was restricted to 5 catches for 51 yards. Fitzgerald led Arizona with eight receptions.
Cardinals: At New England on Sunday, Nov. 29.
Seahawks: At Philadelphia on Monday, Nov. 30.
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