The Arizona Cardinals defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday, as Colt McCoy threw for 328 yards on 35 completions and two touchdowns to guide Arizona to their sixth win on the road.
“He was tremendous. Last week was an overall struggle: the game plan was bad, the execution was bad, everybody played poorly. It’s hard to put anything on him, but to be in his role and to come in and get two big divisional road wins like he did and play like he did, it was tremendous. You can’t ask for anything more,” Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury said.
“His leadership all week, it was awesome. All the guys have an extreme amount of confidence when he comes in,” Kingsbury continued about McCoy.
McCoy threw both of his touchdown passes to Zach Ertz in the first half and had his first 300-yard passing game since 2014. Ertz was the game’s best receiver, picking up eight receptions for 88 yards as well.
Arizona had scoring drives of 92 and 82 yards in the first half that ate up 16 minutes. The Cardinals ran off another seven-and-a-half minutes early in the fourth quarter, but Matt Prater missed two field goals and an extra point that kept the game at 16-13 with seven minutes to go.
The team responded to adversity tremendously, as McCoy and company helped punch in a touchdown late from James Conner to close the game and move to 9-2.
The Cardinals’ defense was spectacular, not allowing Russell Wilson to get going with four sacks. Chandler Jones accounted for two of those. Markus Golden had another, moving his total to 10 on the season. Wilson finished the day with 14 completions for 207 yards.
Tyler Lockett was responsible for half of Wilson’s passing yards, picking up 115 on four receptions. Alex Collins rushed 10 times for 36 yards.
James Conner ran in another touchdown, giving him 11 on the season to lead the NFL. He accumulated 99 yards of total offense for the Cardinals today.
The Cardinals (9-2) pick up a much-needed bye next week and are guaranteed to still have the one seed in the NFC when they play in Chicago on Dec. 5. The Seahawks (3-7) look for answers as they travel to face Washington next Monday.
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