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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The NFC West has been a pretty close division all year and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Arizona Cardinals to remain in contention with the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle and Arizona battled for all four quarters and it ended up being a 5 point game when the final whistle blew. Pete Carroll’s team were led by Russell Wilson who threw for 238 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions. While Jimmy Graham did his part in the win recording 2 touchdown receptions for Seattle’s offense. Doug Baldwin also had a notable performance hauling in 95 receiving yards but the real x-factor for this team was the defense. Kam Chancellor was a top performer for the Seahawks he led the team with 10 tackles and 1 forced fumble. K.J Wright added 9 tackles in the winning effort too. Seattle may have won but it definitely came at a cost. Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor both got banged up during the battle and it looks like Sherman could be done for the year with an achilles tear. It will be hard for this team to overcome that but the next guy in line has to step up. Drew Stanton played pretty well for the Cardinals he threw for 273 yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions. Larry Fitzgerald continued his hall of fame career with another 100 yard game, Fitzgerald finished with 113 receiving yards for the night. Defensively Budda Baker had a team high 7 tackles for Arizona. Antoine Bethea had 5 tackles and 1 sacks as well. The Seahawks are extremely strong particularly on the defensive front. However the injuries in the secondary and the struggling offense will be a concern moving forward. Carroll’s team needs to find a way to get a running game going in order to wear teams down. That would go a long way in making this team multi-dimensional.
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