Seahawks beat Arizona 22 to 16 : Injuries take painfull toll.

What separates a  professional athlete from an athlete that has the same physical attributes is the mental fortitude to overcome adversity one play at a time. The Seattle Seahawks ( 6-3) showed that they have the heart of a champion in their 22  to 16  win over the Arizona Cardinals (4-5).

The Seahawks started the game without  All-Pro Safety Earl Thomas and finished the game without All-Pro Cornerback Richard Sherman due to an Achilles injury.

” He is one of the most iconic players well miss the heck out of him,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said after the game. ” We know that he will be with us every step of the way.”

Sherman wasn’t the only Seahawks suffer an injury,  left tackle Duane Brown( ankle), running back  C.J. Prosise (ankle), DT  Jaren Reed (hamstring),  linebacker Michael Wilhoite ( calf)  and safety Kam Chancellor ( stinger) all suffered injuries. The extent of the injuries will be known in the next few days as players undergo medical tests.

Despite the heartbreaking injuries the Seahawks stayed focused on the business at hand and execute when it mattered most.

Russell Wilson hit Jimmy Graham with a  six-yard pass on the first of two touchdown plays between the pair to give the Seahawks the 7-0 lead with five minutes left in the first quarter. Arizona answered with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Drew Stanton to Jermaine Gresham to tie the game at seven all. Kam Chancellor tackled Adrian Peterson in the end zone for a Seahawks safety and Blair Walsh showed he had overcome last weeks kicking transgressions by booted two field goal from 33 and 43 yards to give the Seahawks the  15 to 7 halftime lead.

Phil  Dawson booted a 43-yard field to narrow the Seahawks lead to just five points at 15-10  midway thru the third quarter. Wilson and Graham connected for their second touchdown combo of the day from two yards out on the Seahawks next possession to put the game out of reach and give Seattle players an emotional victory that left them heavy hearted.

 Seattle Seahawks (6-3-0)
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
R. Wilson 22/32 238 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Rawls 10 27 0 23
J. McKissic 5 26 0 17
R. Wilson 5 19 0 10
C. Prosise 3 3 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Baldwin 5 95 0 54
P. Richardson 1 43 0 43
J. Graham 6 27 2 6T
N. Vannett 2 22 0 16
J. McKissic 4 20 0 9
T. Lockett 1 16 0 16
T. Rawls 2 12 0 7
A. Darboh 1 3 0 3
Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS
R. Wilson 1 0 0 0
K. Chancellor 0 0 0 0
S. Richardson 0 0 1 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Walsh 2/2 43 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG I20 LG
J. Ryan 8 42.1 3 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
T. Lockett 3 19 0 20
Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
T. Lockett 2 9 0 15
Defense T-A SCK INT FF
K. Chancellor 9-1 0.0 0 1
K. Wright 9-0 0.0 0 0
B. Wagner 8-3 0.0 0 0
J. Coleman 3-1 0.0 0 0
N. Jones 3-0 1.0 0 0
B. McDougald 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Sherman 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Lane 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Richardson 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Bennett 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Jordan 1-0 1.0 0 0
G. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Stanton 24/47 273 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Peterson 21 29 0 9
A. Ellington 2 4 1 3
D. Stanton 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
L. Fitzgerald 10 113 0 18
J. Gresham 5 64 1 20
J. Brown 2 27 0 18
A. Ellington 3 26 0 10
J. Nelson 1 17 0 17
Ja. Brown 2 13 0 9
A. Peterson 1 13 0 13
Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS
A. Peterson 1 1 0 0
H. Reddick 0 0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. Dawson 1/1 43 1/2 4
Punting NO AVG I20 LG
A. Lee 5 38.4 2 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
T. Niklas 1 1 0 1
Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
K. Williams 6 10 0 16
Defense T-A SCK INT FF
B. Baker 6-1 0.0 0 0
D. Bucannon 6-1 0.0 0 0
A. Bethea 5-0 1.0 0 0
T. Mathieu 5-1 0.0 0 0
K. Dansby 4-3 0.0 0 0
O. Pierre 4-0 1.0 0 0
F. Rucker 3-0 1.0 0 0
T. Williams 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 2-1 1.0 0 0
C. Peters 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Gunter 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Martin 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Peterson 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Reddick 1-0 1.0 0 1
J. Mauro 0-1 0.0 0 0

SEATTLE                                                                                    ARIZONA

Total First Downs 14 Total First Downs 24
By Rushing 3 By Rushing 2
By Passing 10 By Passing 16
By Penalty 1 By Penalty 6
Third Down Efficiency 3/13 – 23% Third Down Efficiency 6/15 – 40%
Fourth Down Efficiency 0/0 – 0% Fourth Down Efficiency 1/3 – 33%
Total Net Yards 287 Total Net Yards 290
Total Rushing/Passing Plays (includes Sacks) 60 Total Rushing/Passing Plays (includes Sacks) 73
Average Gain per Offensive Play 4.8 Average Gain per Offensive Play 4.0
Net Yards Rushing 75 Net Yards Rushing 34
Total Rushing Plays 23 Total Rushing Plays 24
Average Gain per Rushing Play 3.3 Average Gain per Rushing Play 1.4
Tackled for a Loss (Number-Yards) 3–5 Tackled for a Loss (Number-Yards) 6–17
Net Yards Passing 212 Net Yards Passing 256
Times Sacked (Number-Yards) 5 – 26 Times Sacked (Number-Yards) 2 – 17
Gross Yards Passing 238 Gross Yards Passing 273
Pass Comp-Att-Int 22 – 32 – 0 Pass Comp-Att-Int 24 – 47 – 0
Average Gain per Passing Play (includes Sacks) 5.7 Average Gain per Passing Play (includes Sacks) 5.2
Kickoffs (Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks) 5 – 4 – 4 Kickoffs (Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks) 5 – 2 – 1
Punts (Number-Average) 8 – 49.8 Punts (Number-Average) 5 – 46.0
Blocked 0 Blocked 0
Net Punting Average 42.1 Net Punting Average 38.4
FGs Blocked – PATs Blocked 0 – 0 FGs Blocked – PATs Blocked 0 – 1
Total Return Yardage (excludes Kickoffs) 18 Total Return Yardage (excludes Kickoffs) 61
Punt Returns (Number-Yards) 2 – 18 Punt Returns (Number-Yards) 6 – 61
Kickoff Returns (Number-Yards) 3 – 57 Kickoff Returns (Number-Yards) 1 – 1
Interception Returns (Number-Yards) 0 – 0 Interception Returns (Number-Yards) 0 – 0
Penalties (Number-Yards) 12 – 108 Penalties (Number-Yards) 9 – 58
Fumbles (Number-Lost) 1 – 0 Fumbles (Number-Lost) 1 – 1
Touchdowns 2 Touchdowns 2
Rushing 0 Rushing 1
Passing 2 Passing 1
Interceptions 0 Interceptions 0
Kickoff Returns 0 Kickoff Returns 0
Fumble Returns 0 Fumble Returns 0
Punt Returns 0 Punt Returns 0
Extra Points (Made-Attempted) 2 – 2 Extra Points (Made-Attempted) 1 – 2
Kicking (Made-Attempted) 2 – 2 Kicking (Made-Attempted) 1 – 2
Two Point Conversions (Made-Attempted) 0 – 0 Two Point Conversions (Made-Attempted) 0 – 0
Field Goals (Made-Attempted) 2 – 2 Field Goals (Made-Attempted) 1 – 1
Red Zone Efficiency 2/4 – 50% Red Zone Efficiency 2/3 – 66%
Goal To Go Efficiency 1/1 – 100% Goal To Go Efficiency 1/1 – 100%
Safeties 1 Safeties 0
Final Score 22 Final Score 16
Time of Possession 30:53 Time of Possession 29:07

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