NFL Game Recap - Seattle at Arizona
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

PHI
34
GB
27
F
WAS
3
NYG
24
F
LAC
30
MIA
10
F
OAK
31
IND
24
F
CAR
16
HOU
10
F
KC
34
DET
30
F
NE
16
BUF
10
F
CLE
40
BAL
25
F
TEN
24
ATL
10
F
TB
55
LAR
40
F
SEA
27
ARI
10
F
JAX
26
DEN
24
F
MIN
6
CHI
16
F
DAL
10
NO
12
F
CIN
3
PIT
27
F

Seattle 27, Arizona 10

Sep 29, 2019, 4:05 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Seattle (3-1)

10

10

0

7

27

Arizona (0-3-1)

0

3

0

7

10

Seahawks grind to 27-10 win over Cardinals
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:51 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jadeveon Clowney saw that Kyler Murray was throwing the ball so he shed his block, got his big left hand up in the air, tipped the ball to himself, grabbed it and ran toward the end zone much faster than a 255-pound man is supposed to be able to run.

The result: A stunning 27-yard touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks.

It proved to be the exclamation point on the Seahawks' impressive 27-10 road win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Clowney's coach, Pete Carroll, was among those in awe. It's exactly the kind of moment he imagined when Seattle added him in a trade just before the season started.

"That was awesome," Carroll said.

The Seahawks (3-1) scored two touchdowns by early in the second quarter, one on Clowney's spectacular interception return and another on a 9-yard pass from Russell Wilson to tight end Will Dissly.

After the early touchdowns, Seattle controlled the game's pace with Chris Carson, who ran for 104 yards on 22 carries. Maybe more importantly, Carson didn't have a turnover after losing a fumble in each of the first three games.

Wilson threw for 240 yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks also leaned on their defense, which forced the Cardinals' rookie quarterback into another up-and-down day.

Arizona's problems were a familiar story. The Cardinals (0-3-1) moved the ball fairly well in the first half, but couldn't convert that success into touchdowns. To make matters worse, Zane Gonzalez missed two field-goal attempts - from 43 and 48 yards - and the Seahawks led 20-3 at halftime.

"It's all on us coaches and players to get better," Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "We have to get better. I like the competitive spirit we're playing with. The execution is lacking at times and that's on all of us."

Murray's introduction to the NFL continues to be a mixed bag.

On the Cardinals' second drive, he tried to throw a screen pass to David Johnson, but Clowney was there to make him pay.

It was Clowney's first career interception and third career touchdown. The Seahawks acquired the standout defensive end in a trade with the Houston Texans just before the season started, hoping to add to a formidable defense that already includes defensive end Ziggy Ansah and linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.

The mix has already shown promise.

"We're still trying to learn, getting better," Clowney said. "That's the name of the game - not peaking right now. It's improving each and every week. I'm feeling better and getting better. Other guys say they're feeling better. We're coming together as a unit."

Murray scored his first career rushing touchdown with a 9-yard run with 10:21 left in the fourth quarter to pull the Cardinals within 20-10. The No. 1 overall pick finished 22 of 32 passing for 241 yards and one interception. David Johnson had eight catches for 99 yards.

Seattle's C.J. Prosise scored on a 9-yard run with 2:13 left in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

"We felt like we were moving the ball and controlling what was happening on the other side," Carroll said.

NO. 2 IN CATCHES

Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald caught five passes for 47 yards, pushing him past Tony Gonzalez for the No. 2 on the NFL's career receptions list. Fitzgerald has 1,326 catches.

No. 1 on the list is Jerry Rice, who had 1,549 and attended Sunday's game.

TIGHT END, AGAIN

Dissly's touchdown catch continued a troubling trend for Arizona's defense.

The Cardinals have given up six touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season. Dissly finished the day with a team-high seven catches for 57 yards.

SEATTLE LOVES THE DESERT

The Seahawks continued their dominance inside State Farm Stadium with another win. Seattle hasn't lost in Glendale since 2012, with a 6-0-1 record during that span, including a 2016 tie.

PALMER HONORED

Former Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer was inducted into the franchise Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony.

The 39-year-old Palmer was the team's starter for five seasons from 2013 to 2017. He led the team to a 13-3 record and the NFC championship game in 2015. The Cardinals had an 8-1 record in 2014 before Palmer suffered a season-ending knee injury.

INJURIES

Cardinals: DE Zach Allen (shoulder) hurt his shoulder in the second quarter and didn't return. ... LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle) left early in the fourth quarter. ... WR Christian Kirk limped off the field on the game's next-to-last play. He appeared to get his right ankle/leg caught underneath a tackler. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury.

UP NEXT

Seahawks: Seattle hosts the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.

Cardinals: Arizona plays its second road game of the season when it travels to face Cincinnati next weekend.

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Passing

SEA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
R. Wilson 28 22 78.6 1 240 32 0 114.3 4
ARI Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
K. Murray 32 22 68.8 0 241 31 1 77.7 4

Rushing

SEA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Carson 22 104 4.7 12 0
R. Wilson 2 7 3.5 5 0
ARI Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Johnson 11 40 3.6 14 0
C. Edmonds 6 37 6.2 10 0

Receiving

SEA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
W. Dissly 7 57 8.1 17 1
T. Lockett 4 51 12.8 28 0
ARI Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Johnson 8 99 12.4 31 0
L. Fitzgerald 5 47 9.4 15 0

Team Stats Comparison

SEA ARI
Points For 27 10
Total Yards 340 321
Rushing Yards 115 115
Passing Yards 225 206
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/28 22/32
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 3/0 0/0
First Downs 21 20
Rushing Touchdowns 1 1
Passing Touchdowns 1 0
Penalties - Yards 7/65 7/44
Time Of Possession 33:24 26:36
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/10 3/9
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 2/4 1/3
Sacks Against 4 4
Punts - Average Yards 4/43 3/47
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 2/-2 1/1
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 1/21 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SEA ARI
SEA 10:01 FG Jason Myers 33 yd FG 3 0
SEA 10:45 TD Jadeveon Clowney 27 yd interception return (Jason Myers kick) 10 0
2nd Quarter SEA ARI
ARI 1:11 FG Zane Gonzalez 33 yd FG 10 3
SEA 4:12 TD Will Dissly 9 yd pass from Russell Wilson (Jason Myers kick) 17 3
SEA 14:43 FG Jason Myers 24 yd FG 20 3
3rd Quarter SEA ARI
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter SEA ARI
ARI 4:39 TD Kyler Murray 9 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick) 20 10
SEA 12:47 TD C.J. Prosise 9 yd run (Jason Myers kick) 27 10

Game Information

Stadium: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Attendance: 60,500
Game Time: 2:56
Weather: