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Final: Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm with 8 Comments »
December 9, 2012 4:34 pm
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) runs past Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) as he returns an interception for a 19-yard touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The Seattle Seahawks finally did what good teams are supposed to do against an inferior opponent – bury them.

The Seahawks made quick work of visiting Arizona this afternoon, thumping the Cardinals 58-0 at CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks forced eight Arizona turnovers – four interceptions, two fumbles on punt returns and and two fumbles on strip sacks by defensive end Chris Clemons and safety Jeron Johnson in running away with this one.

Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner finished with two interceptions each — Sherman returned one for a 19-yard touchdown.

Even free agent addition, reserve quarterback Matt Flynn, got his first regular-season action as a Seahawk midway through the third quarter.

Check out the results here.

The win was the largest margin of victory in franchise history. The Seahawks last shutout victory was a 41-0 win over Jacksonville on Oct. 11, 2009.

Arizona’s deepest penetration was Seattle’s 37-yard line on the first drive of the game.

Seattle’s 58 points also was the most points scored in a game in franchise history, eclipsing the 56 points the Seahawks scored in a 56-17 victory against Buffalo on Oct. 30, 1977 in the Kingdome.

Seattle improved to 8-5 on the year, and remain 1.5 games behind NFC West division leader San Francisco, 27-13 winners at home over Miami.

The loss was Arizona’s ninth straight on the year. The Cardinals have not lost nine straight within a single season since going 0-10 in 1943 when the team was located in Chicago.

Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch had a big day, rushing for 128 yards on just 11 carries, and three touchdowns. It’s the seventh time this season Lynch has topped the 100-yard mark.

Rookie Robert Turbin also topped 100 yards for the first time as a pro, finishing with 108 yards on 20 carries.

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Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. What a GREAT game to watch – too many good things going on

  2. SandpointHawk says:

    Too happy to type, another great win for the memory banks. We may be talking about this one for the next twenty years.

  3. animal98508 says:

    they are not use to playing in the rain

  4. mannix49 says:

    Loved the game with the exception of the frequent PENALTIES, especially the player control and celebration types. Don’t celebrate and dance…act like you’ve been there before. It disrespects the game.

  5. Zmonster06 says:

    Dont toot your horns so soon Seahawks fans. Thats 9 (NINE) losses in a row for the Cards. Clearly they are not much of a threat to anybody right now.

  6. You know, I could care less about football…But at least this story is something different than the unceasing, hooey about the latest gay couple getting “married”!

  7. bbnate420 says:

    XBJ98N, why don’t you choke on a fat one. Bye bye now, troll.

  8. mojjonation says:

    Didn’t watch it. Didn’t hear it. Just got updates every now and then. Finally a game where it was over by halftime. Then I saw the stats and see 10 penalties. This was a great win over an inferior opponent where they were probably demoralized from the get go. Penalties aside, this was outstanding.

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