(The Sports Xchange) – If final year’s diversion between a Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks during a University of Phoenix Stadium was a fight of wills during a exhausting 6-6 overtime tie, afterwards a 22-16 feat by a Seahawks on Thursday can usually be described as a conflict of rubbing and unruly play.
It roughly seemed as if there were as many injuries on both sides of a margin as there were penalties by any team. The biggest damage was postulated by Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, who was seen on a sideline revelation teammates that he tore his Achilles and that he is done.
In a diversion for second place in a NFC West, Seattle (6-3) outlasted Arizona (4-5) interjection to dual touchdown passes from Russell Wilson to parsimonious finish Jimmy Graham, a span of margin goals from Blair Walsh and a reserve by Kam Chancellor.
Wilson was sacked 5 times though finished 22 of 32 passes for 238 yards. He came adult with a prominence play of a diversion during a insane hasten in a fourth quarter.
On second-and-21 from a Seattle 44, Wilson dodged a pass rush with mixed fakes and twists out of difficulty and connected with Doug Baldwin for a thespian 54-yard completion.
Baldwin done a locate along a sideline as defender Antoine Bethea slipped and fell out of bounds. Baldwin afterwards ran a round down to a 2-yard line before removing pushed out.
On a subsequent play, Wilson found Graham for a 2-yard measure to make 22-10 with 12:49 remaining.
Graham finished with 6 receptions for 27 yards. He has 65 career touchdowns, one bashful of a Cowboys’ Jason Witten for a fourth-most all-time among parsimonious ends. Baldwin done 5 receptions for 95 yards.
The large story of a game, however, was all a injuries postulated by any team. The Seahawks had 9 players leave a diversion for several reasons, including defensive tackle Jarran Reed (hamstring), using behind C.J. Prosise (ankle) and linebacker Michael Wilhoite (calf), any of whom did not return. Left tackle Duane Brown also postulated an ankle injury.
Chancellor also done an coming inside a damage tent late in a game.
The Seahawks were also blank reserve Earl Thomas, who didn’t play since of a whinging hamstring injury. He was transposed in a starting lineup by fifth-year pro Bradley McDougald.
The Cardinals, meanwhile, mislaid starting left tackle D.J. Humphries and reserve Tyvon Branch in a initial entertain since of what looked to be critical right knee injuries. They also mislaid parsimonious finish Ifeanyi Momah (ankle) in a second half.
As for a penalties, a Seahawks were flagged 12 times for 108 yards — giving them 53 supposed penalties in their final 4 games. The Cardinals were penalized 9 times for 58 yards.
Arizona got a 43-yard margin idea from Phil Dawson in a third entertain and a 1-yard TD thrust by using behind Andre Ellington with 28 seconds left.
Drew Stanton was 24 of 47 for 273 yards and one touchdown, though using behind Adrian Peterson was hold to 29 yards on 21 carries for a Cardinals.
Graham’s 6-yard touchdown came with 5:07 left in a initial quarter, giving a Seahawks a early lead 7-0. Branch was fortifying Graham and followed him into a finish zone, though a safety’s feet seemed to get stranded in a territory while rambling and his knee focussed awkwardly as he went down perplexing to tackle Graham.
The Cardinals tied a measure during 7 on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Stanton to parsimonious finish Jermaine Gresham on a initial play of a second quarter. Arizona gathering 75 yards for a measure with a assist of 4 Seattle penalties along a way.
After a holding chastisement on Justin Bethel during a punt return, a Cardinals were forced to start during their possess 1-yard line. Peterson was afterwards brought down in a finish section by Chancellor for a safety.
Earlier in a game, Chancellor recovered a Peterson fail on Arizona’s initial descent play though a Seahawks couldn’t modify a turnover into points.
Seattle got margin goals of 33 and 43 yards from Walsh to tighten out a scoring in a initial half.