Seahawks cruise to 27-10 win over Cardinals

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At the beginning of the season you could say that the Seattle Seahawks went into the Valley of the Sun expecting to get the win; Seattle hasn’t lost in Glendale since 2012, with a 6-0-1 record during that span, including a 2016 tie. However last week the Hawks fell victim to over confidence in a loss to the Saints. This week the Hawks didn’t take anything for granted and it showed as they dominated the Cardinals for the 27-10 victory.

The 1st touchdown of the game came on defense as newly minted Seahawk Jadeveon Clowney picked off a screen pass attempt by the Cardinals Kyler Murray, and rumbled 27 yards the other way for a TD. It was Clowney’s first career interception and third career touchdown.

Statistically speaking, the game didn’t look like a blowout as the Hawks managed only 19 more yards on offense than the Cardinals. However, time of possession and turnovers were in the Hawks favor. Russell Wilson went 22-of-28 for 240 yards while getting sacked four times. Not quite as nice as the 406 yards and 4 TDs against the Saints, but every Seahawks fan would rather take a dominant win with average stats over eyepopping numbers in a loss.

RB Chris Carson would take the rock 22 times for 104 yards and TE Will Dissley would be Russell Wilson’s favorite target as he grabbed 7 for 57 yards and a TD. Big plays in the air were abundant as Tyler Lockett would account for 2 first downs on 3rd and long and Jarron Brown would burn his old team for 50 yards, including one timely 32 yard catch and run for a first down.

Cardinal WR Larry Fitzgerald passed Tony Gonzales for 2nd all-time on the list for most receiving yards in NFL history. Fitzgerald caught 5 for 47 yards to bring his career total to 16,532.  He now trails only Jerry Rice who has 22,895.

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