The Seattle Seahawks did battle with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in an NFC West showdown at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The Seahawks and quarterback Geno Smith, a surprise at the top of the division, traded the lead with Arizona through the third quarter. Midway through the last period, Seattle would go up 24-14 and not let Kyler Murray and the Cardinals ever take the lead en route to a 31-21 win.
Same Old Cardinals, Same Old Story
The NFL’s biggest underachiever, Arizona Cardinals, take the gas pipe once again as the doormat of the division lived up to its expectations once again. Kyler Murray can’t seem to get out of his own way, and again proved that when late in the first half, a big scramble for a first down ended up being a turnover because Murray couldn’t hold on to the football. His lack of awareness on the field is a liability that has no ceiling. The Seahawks would recover the ball as Seattle would force its 16th league leading fumble of the season.
Never give up on the play. pic.twitter.com/Gr1rOGEtkD
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 6, 2022
As has become the story for Arizona, they were plagued by 12 penalties, dropped passes, and bad snaps.
The Seattle Seahawks Keep Rolling
The superlatives about Geno Smith keep proving correct as the 2022 NFL season rolls on. The win at Arizona keeps them on top of the NFC West, and a surprise dark horse for a conference championship and a shot at the Super Bowl. Yes, to think they are anything less is absurd. Smith again proved he’s the goods, throwing for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie Kenneth Walker III ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Seattle Seahawks to a fourth straight win.
The rookie is ROLLIN’
Kenneth Walker’s second touchdown puts this game on ice 💪#Seahawks
— TWSN (@TWSN___) November 7, 2022
Seahawks, Cardinals: A Tale Of Two Seasons
Both Seattle and Arizona cemented who they are on Sunday afternoon in the desert. Seattle is a bonafide contender, while the Cardinals are a dumpster fire. It really wasn’t supposed to be this way. Kyler Murray was a quarterback with a new contract and the world by the tail. Geno Smith was supposed to be a clipboard holder-in-waiting until the 2023 NFL Draft. Week 9 showed a Seattle Seahawks team on a mission with a roadmap. The Arizona Cardinals are a slow burn in Glendale that shows no signs of ending.
The Seahawks will travel to Munich, Germany to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next, while Arizona is on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.