The winning streak in Arizona continues for the Seattle Seahawks as they secured the win on the road. Russell Wilson continued to shine with his arm and Chris Carson found his footing and didn’t fumble the football enroute to a 27-10 win.
Scoring started early when the Seahawks moved the ball downfield for a successful 33 yard field goal by Jason Myers. On the ensuing drive by the Cardinals, Jadeveon Clowney picked off Kyler Murray took it home for a 27 yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, Russell Wilson connected with TE Will Dissly for a 9 yard touchdown. Dissly has emerged as one of Wilson’s favorite targets, especially in the red zone. Dissly now has 4 touchdowns on the season.
Prior to the end of the first half, Myers connected for another field goal to give the Seahawks a 20-3 lead heading into halftime.
In the second half, the offense was not as productive, but the defense staved off the Cardinals only allowing a touchdown in the 4th quarter. The Seahawks pushed the ball down the field in the second half with the legs of Carson and ultimately scored on a short 9 yard run by C.J. Prosise.
Overall, Chris Carson finished the game with 104 yards on the ground and 41 yards through the air. Dissly finished the game with 57 receiving yards. Russell Wilson threw for 240 yard and a touchdown, while getting sacked 4 times.
While the defense did a good job holding the Cardinals to only 10 points, there are a few points to emphasize on. David Johnson rushed for 40 yards and had 8 receptions for 99 yards. Short passes, especially when the opposing QB is scrambling, paralyzes the Seattle defense. Additionally, the Seahawks had a difficult time wrapping up Johnson on first contact, which was an issues against the Saints last week.
Overall, this was a good redemption game for Chris Carson. He found his hands and feet and was able to run downhill essentially. It was also the first time this season we were able to witness the Seattle defensive front. Ansah was quiet, but that’s expected on his first game of the season. However, they look tough and intimidating, which will be needed as the season progresses.
The Seahawks have a short week as they play at home Thursday night in a divisional match against the Rams, who, as I’m writing this, are taking it on the chin by Tampa Bay. So expect the Rams to come out a little more polished and ready to win.