Seahawks hold off Cardinals on TNF

-Nick Pooler

Thursday Night Football was a hard-fought division rivalry between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks prevailed 22-16, in what seemed to be a defensive game. The Seahawks lost their best corner in Richard Sherman. Also, without the luxury of big defensive player Earl Thomas. This game was 15-10 at the end of the third until Russell Wilson scrambled around the back field and avoided several tackles as he hit Doug Baldwin down the sidelines for a big gain. Baldwin was pushed out inside the five, and Wilson hit Jimmy Graham the very next play for their second hook up of the game. This gave the Seahawks a 22-10 lead. The Seahawks defense shined again as they scored more points when they tackled Adrian Peterson in his own end-zone to make the game 9-7 early on. With seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Drew Stanton and the Cardinals showed some life as he made sure to use Mr. Reliable Larry Fitzgerald. The Seahawks came up with three big plays inside the 20 to stop the Cardinals from scoring. The Cardinals stopped the Seahawks and got the ball back where they drove back down the field and scored to make it 22-16 with 20 seconds left. The Cardinals than attempted an onside kick with one last hope. Wilson finished 22-32, 238 yards and two touchdowns. Graham caught six catches for 27 yards and two touchdowns. Baldwin had 5 catches for 95 yards. For the Cardinals, Stanton went 24-47, 273 yards and two touchdowns. Fitzgerald caught 10 passes for 113 yards and Jermaine Gresham caught 5 passes for 64 and a touchdown. Peterson was shut down as he rushed 21 times for 29 yards. The Seahawks go to 6-3 and will host the Atlanta Falcons next week. The Arizona Cardinals drop to 4-5 and will head to Houston to take on the Texans.