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October 18, 2013

Wilson, Lynch lead Seattle past Cardinals, 34-22

Seahawks' defense dominates Arizona

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Seattle dominated the first half yet led only 17-10 at the break.
Arizona, coming off a 32-20 loss at San Francisco on Sunday, took the opening kickoff and made it to its 40 before Tony McDaniel burst through virtually untouched to sack Palmer for a 14-yard loss.
Seattle took the ensuing punt and needed just five plays to go 83 yards. Wilson, throwing off his back foot while retreating to his right, connected with Rice for 31 yards for the score.
The next time Arizona had the ball, Palmer threw long to Fitzgerald, but Brandon Browner stripped the ball from the receiver and Seattle’s Earl Thomas gathered it in as he tumbled out of bounds. Initially it was ruled an incomplete pass, but the Seahawks challenged and the call was reversed to an interception at the Seattle 28.
Again, the Seahawks moved downfield, going 72 yards in 11 plays, Wilson throwing 15 yards to Miller and Seattle led 14-0.
A strong defensive stand helped turn things around temporarily for the Cardinals.
Seattle had it second-and-1 at its 43 but failed to get the first down on three straight runs. On fourth-and-inches, Wilson tried a sneak but was tackled by Calais Campbell well short of the marker.
The Cardinals struggled 26 yards to set up Jay Feely’s 49-yard field goal that cut it 14-3.
After the kickoff, the Seahawks were at their 13 when, on second down, Matt Shaugnessy hit Wilson and the quarterback fumbled. Campbell recovered at the Seattle 3 and Rashard Mendenhall scored from there to cut it to 14-10.
Steve Hauschka’s 51-yard field goal with 5 seconds to go made it a seven-point game at the half.
In the third quarter, Feely’s 52-yard field goal cut it to 17-13, then Seattle went 80 yards in 10 plays.
On third-and-3 from the Cardinals 48, Daryl Washington was bringing Wilson to the ground for an apparent sack when the quarterback got rid of the ball for a 6-yard completion to Miller. 

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