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Seahawks pitch a shutout, beat Cards 58-0

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Both teams changed quarterbacks, for different reasons.

The Seahawks pulled starter Russell Wilson with 10:19 left in the third quarter, giving Matt Flynn his first snaps with the team. Of course, the fact they were up 45-0 en route to a 58-0 win over the Cardinals had something to do with it.

The Cards pulling John Skelton (five turnovers, 18.2 rating) was more traditional, as they rolled Ryan Lindley back out there while trying to euthanize the clock.

All told, the Cards turned the ball over eight times to lose their ninth straight game, probably the worst of the Ken Whisenhunt era. (I didn’t look that up, it just seems reasonable.)

Wilson only had to throw for 148 yards, while Marshawn Lynch finished with 128 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries.

The Cardinals are in a terrible skid, and it all goes back to one point — they don’t have a quarterback. If Peyton Manning had picked them, so many of the parts that look so dysfunctional would look so much better.

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64 Responses to “Seahawks pitch a shutout, beat Cards 58-0”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 9, 2012 7:35 PM

    Even Manny Pacquiao feels sorry for how flat the Cardinals were at the end of this game.

  2. jh500 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:37 PM

    never seen anything like this!

  3. trbowman says: Dec 9, 2012 7:38 PM

    An embarrassment. Rich Bartel was clearly the best quarterback on that roster but lacked the pedigree of Skelton/Lindley, so they ousted him. Time for Whisenhunt to swallow some pride and give Bartel a call.

  4. fuglyflorio says: Dec 9, 2012 7:38 PM

    Rub it in.

  5. mjbulls45 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:40 PM

    raiders & cards

    get rid of ur COACHES

    and LET UR FANS HAVE CHANCE TO LIVE ON A SUNDAY

    GOOD GOD.

  6. pencilmonkeymagic says: Dec 9, 2012 7:42 PM

    That was the most one sided game I’ve ever seen. Stunned.

  7. arrogantnation says: Dec 9, 2012 7:42 PM

    I’ve never seen anything like this. Really feel for Fitz.

  8. specialagentjohnnyutah says: Dec 9, 2012 7:43 PM

    Even more amazing, Hawks didn’t play perfect on offense and left a few plays out there. This easily could have been above 70 points.

  9. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Dec 9, 2012 7:43 PM

    There will also be comments for the cards to trade for every qb that can walk

  10. uschawk says: Dec 9, 2012 7:44 PM

    No love for Sherm? 2 picks and a fumble recovery.

  11. stanleyfrankmusial says: Dec 9, 2012 7:47 PM

    how great would it be for the Big Dead to open the season 4-0…and finish 4-12, which seems like a distinct possibility. i bet they wish they still had the $50M they gave Kevin Kolb!

  12. bugorfeature says: Dec 9, 2012 7:48 PM

    Arizona’s defense gave up in the second half. Seattle’s second and third string running backs were getting five to ten yards a pop.

  13. profootballwalk says: Dec 9, 2012 7:48 PM

    Every time the Cardinals lose, Belichick throws up in his mouth. That will make a lot of you smile.

  14. oaktown49er says: Dec 9, 2012 7:49 PM

    As a 49er fan, I love the NFC West, this is gonna be a fun finish.

  15. tbd3 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:50 PM

    Well, the Seahawks D/ST has essentially kicked me out of the fantasy playoffs single-handedly.

  16. richwizl says: Dec 9, 2012 7:51 PM

    What, no “running up the score” discussion? Oh, I forgot, that’s only for The Patriots.

  17. trbowman says: Dec 9, 2012 7:53 PM

    I’ve been banging the table for Rich Bartel for quite some time now. Said it at the time, cutting him was a big mistake.

    Still, also amazing is the rest of the NFL is apparently still sleeping on him too. He’d immediately be the best quarterback on the Jets roster. I can’t believe nobody else has picked him up.

  18. geniusfan says: Dec 9, 2012 7:54 PM

    Worst blow out in the NFL since the Patriots destroying the Titans 59-0 back in 2009.

    How can an NFL team amass such a terrible group of quarterbacks? Raid the arena league, sign Vince Young, heck even Tebow would give the Cardinals a better shot.

  19. ff56101 says: Dec 9, 2012 7:55 PM

    I feel awful for Fitz and Peterson who are rotting on this skid mark of a team.

  20. Kelly's Chronicles says: Dec 9, 2012 7:59 PM

    Time to clean house…..

  21. hawkout says: Dec 9, 2012 8:01 PM

    We’ll give em Flynn for fitz!

  22. bullseye205 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:01 PM

    Bob Costas would say it was the simple availability of hand thrown footballs that led to this result. If we ban hand thrown footballs only criminals would score touchdowns! Happiness is embracing personal responsibility and choice and visiting the shooting range with our handguns after a Seahawks win! Bob, you are invited too!

  23. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:01 PM

    I haven’t seen a beating like that in YEARS…..

    JUST WOW!!

  24. pencilmonkeymagic says: Dec 9, 2012 8:01 PM

    Running up the score?? Wilson threw one TD. If AZ didn’t like it, they should’ve done something about it.

  25. theysone says: Dec 9, 2012 8:06 PM

    Thought it was a 58 point shutout, the game wasn’t even that close…

  26. savannahrose44 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:08 PM

    The Cardinals ran up the score on themselves. They couldn’t stop anything and couldn’t hold onto the ball. The incompetence of that football team as a whole was responsible for the blowout. Can’t blame the Seahawks for playing every down even when their opponents check out and say Uncle before halftime.

  27. champs794 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:09 PM

    Fitz could have gotten a huge long term deal with plenty of other teams last year, but none of them offer as many January vacation days as the Cardinals do.

    No, I don’t feel bad for him.

  28. billbrasky72 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:14 PM

    Cards should do Fitz a favor and trade him to the Vikings in the offseason for picks.

  29. rlr79 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:17 PM

    richwizl says:
    Dec 9, 2012 7:51 PM
    What, no “running up the score” discussion? Oh, I
    forgot, that’s only for The Patriots.
    Your point would be well made, but there is one huge difference, Seattle pulled its starters and basically went into glorified practice and the Cards didn’t stop them, where as the Patriots keep out there starters and intentionally pour it on.

  30. seattlenative57 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:17 PM

    This isn’t about the Cards, it’s about the Seahawks … Go Hawks!

  31. nananatman says: Dec 9, 2012 8:24 PM

    Kolb isn’t that bad, skeletor is, worse than Sanchez

  32. satanphoenix says: Dec 9, 2012 8:29 PM

    Trading both fitz and dockett makes some sense if you get value. The problem for the cards is not coaching but personnel.. However it may be time to let Whis go, after 6 years a break may be in order. Horton may work. Would love to see Jim Zorn as an Offensive cordinator.

    Current Qb free agent list for 2013. Vick may be an add in along with others. Flacco and Moore are the only ones worth a look from my viewpoint

    Joe Flacco
    Matt Moore
    Tarvaris Jackson
    Jason Campbell
    David Garrard
    Josh Johnson
    Byron Leftwich
    Brady Quinn
    Vince Young
    Matt Leinart
    Rex Grossman
    David Carr
    Derek Anderson
    Drew Stanton
    Chase Daniel
    Brian Hoyer
    Charlie Batch
    Bruce Gradkowski
    Kellen Clemens
    Tyler Thigpen
    Josh McCown
    Sage Rosenfels
    Seneca Wallace
    Donovan McNabb
    Mike Kafka
    A.J. Feeley
    Curtis Painter
    Troy Smith
    Luke McCown
    Chris Redman
    Stephen McGee
    John Beck

  33. jprcox says: Dec 9, 2012 8:29 PM

    Seattle even went for it on 4th down a couple times just so they wouldn’t run the score up too bad. This really could have been over 70+ points with ease.

    I think a top 5 College team would have done better.

  34. therealzeitgeist says: Dec 9, 2012 8:34 PM

    Given the Cardinals’ sad-sack near-hundred year legacy, featuring some of the best meltdowns and beatings received throughout all NFL history, setting new records for points given in a half is actually, sadly, kind of impressive.

  35. trollhammer20 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:35 PM

    As a ‘Hawk fan, I suppose I could gloat, but it’s not really my style.

    Instead, Card fans, remember this: Every good team was at one time a bad team. At some point, that bad team made changes that made them a good team, and often, it took one really brutal moment to make it happen.

    Examples:

    The Niners of the late 70s trading a boatload of picks for an over-the-hill OJ Simpson – result, the wiped out their front office and brought in Walsh.

    The Giants of 1979 fumbling a simple handoff, losing to the Eagles (Moby Fumble) – result, they hire Bill Parcells.

    Those are the most extreme examples, but, at some point in the future, you may look back and realize that this was the day that Change really began.

  36. Little Earthquake says: Dec 9, 2012 8:47 PM

    Wow. Does Bob Nelson play nose tackle for Seattle?

  37. bullseye205 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:49 PM

    I applaud the Seahawks Coach who brought in second and third stringers in an honest attempt to not run up the score in the second half.

  38. osoviejo says: Dec 9, 2012 8:53 PM

    Anyone who complains about one professional team being abused by another professional team, has a fundamental misunderstanding of professional sports.

  39. firstand98 says: Dec 9, 2012 8:59 PM

    chris brown thought that this beat-down got way out of hand.

    what a historically bad performance by the cards. how bad is your offense when you abandon the run due to the score and STILL can barely muster 150 yards? this was ridiculous, and even a lions fan would pity your fanbase. tough luck for AZ, and i feel for fitz – he’s being held hostage by the preposterous QB play.

  40. fwbrodie says: Dec 9, 2012 9:06 PM

    Somebody forgot to tell the Cardinals they had a game today.

  41. themackstrong says: Dec 9, 2012 9:22 PM

    Cards are a solid defense but Seahawks special teams and defense played lights out and they played well all year. The whole offensive line really pushed around that stout Cardinal team and Beast Mode had 128 yards and 3 TD’s by the 3rd. Watching this you could really got to see some young guys shine as they came in early in the 3rd. Thurmond, Irvin, McCoy, Turbin are just as talented as I thought. The Cards need to fix that o-line before considering QB changes. Bobby Wagner DROY. Go Hawks!

  42. bradybbgoat says: Dec 9, 2012 9:23 PM

    Its one thing to have a bad performance one week. But c’mon guys! Admit your mistake and move on from this terrible QB situation. You can’t give a well qualified street FA a chance?

    The Cardinals fans, Larry Fitz and their terrific defense deserve better than 2 QBs who would likely struggle to make a CFL team at this point.

  43. themagicman1223 says: Dec 9, 2012 9:50 PM

    Trade Russell Wilson for John Skelton now!!!

  44. hawkforlife says: Dec 9, 2012 9:52 PM

    “I feel awful for Fitz and Peterson who are rotting on this skid mark of a team.”

    Fitz OK but Peterson. That clown was laughing on the sideline the whole game. If I were his coach I’d suspend him for life.

  45. mazblast says: Dec 9, 2012 9:54 PM

    richwizl says:

    What, no “running up the score” discussion? Oh, I forgot, that’s only for The Patriots.
    ————————————-
    38-0 at the half, so the Seahawks only scored 20 in the second half.

    Also, Seattle pulled its 1st string QB less than five minutes into the second half, while Giselle’s husband routinely plays the whole game.

  46. tdrundmc says: Dec 9, 2012 10:01 PM

    I’ve never seen anything like this. Really feel for Fitz.

    Poor baby is making millions. He’s the one that signed the contract and picked that loser Kevin Kolb for a QB.

  47. realskipbayless says: Dec 9, 2012 10:09 PM

    satanphoenix says:
    Dec 9, 2012 8:29 PM
    Trading both fitz and dockett makes some sense if you get value. The problem for the cards is not coaching but personnel.. However it may be time to let Whis go, after 6 years a break may be in order. Horton may work. Would love to see Jim Zorn as an Offensive cordinator.

    Current Qb free agent list for 2013. Vick may be an add in along with others. Flacco and Moore are the only ones worth a look from my viewpoint..

    Carson “I am a quitter” Palmer might also get cut. But if I were the cards id try drafting a qb rather than pickin up the garbage like they did with slob on my Kolb.

  48. cherrybop says: Dec 9, 2012 10:29 PM

    Vince Young just tweeted Larry Fitzgerald and said “you need me bro”. seriously

  49. mellard1121 says: Dec 9, 2012 10:44 PM

    Its funny how on here ppl justify the Seahawks scoring a lot but when its the pats its a big deal… how bout the fact they were up 51 to 0 and it was 4th and 23 and they tried throwing it to the endzone?? If brady did that or ryan mallet all the pats haters would come out

  50. friscokid49 says: Dec 9, 2012 10:54 PM

    richwizl says:Dec 9, 2012 7:51 PM

    What, no “running up the score” discussion? Oh, I forgot, that’s only for The Patriots.

    ———————————————————-

    The Seahawks Offensive starters were pulled with 10 mins left in the THIRD Qtr. Unlike the team you mentioned who has starters throwing deep passes and going for TDs with 4 mins left in 4th qtr.

    so , shush

  51. amaf21 says: Dec 9, 2012 10:55 PM

    unlike the dimwit patriots, the seahawks actually pulled their starters in the 2nd half.

    richwizl says:
    Dec 9, 2012 7:51 PM
    What, no “running up the score” discussion? Oh, I forgot, that’s only for The Patriots.

  52. ketch20too says: Dec 9, 2012 10:59 PM

    Gotta admit, thought they should have just run the ball the whole fourth quarter, BUT, it was first Flynn’s first time under center and he needs some work too. Those end zone passes, though…not too cool. Of course, Cards turned a simple two yard dump off to Baldwin into a 26 yard gain and then laid down for the last Seattle TD…so seriously, almost all the blame goes onto Cards’ backs

  53. The Prophet says: Dec 9, 2012 11:13 PM

    Wow, I didn’t realize Peyton Manning played defense or had the remarkable power to stop an opposing team’s offense from scoring 58 points. I guess when you’re as awesome as Peyton you can do anything right? The media’s love affair with Peyton Manning jumped the shark years ago.

  54. sagatti says: Dec 10, 2012 12:16 AM

    AZ could have stayed home and the result would have been the same…

  55. lushy21 says: Dec 10, 2012 12:27 AM

    I have no problem with running up the score in the past 2 years 2 teams have come back down 24 at half. Of coarse neither of those 2 teams had Skelton slingin the rock

  56. pftcensorssuck says: Dec 10, 2012 12:30 AM

    themackstrong says:Dec 9, 2012 9:22 PM

    Cards are a solid defense
    ———————————————————-
    Yeah, I could tell by the way they held Seattle to just 58 points

  57. TheWizard says: Dec 10, 2012 12:37 AM

    So the Patriots don’t run up the score the right way.

    They sure have offended some of you sensitive types, haven’t they?

  58. itscompton says: Dec 10, 2012 12:48 AM

    If Peyton Manning had picked the Cards….
    he’d have likely watched this game from the sideline while wearing a cast or other protective device because the offensive line has give up a league leading 50+ sacks and 83 QB hits, fourth most in the league.
    The four teams that have given up the most QB hits are:
    1) 103 hits–Eagles–Vick is out of the year.
    2) 97 hits–Colts–The Rookie is taking a serious licking but so far keeps on ticking.
    3) 86 hits–Jaguars–Blain Gabbert is out for the year.
    4) 83hits–Cardinals–Kevin Kolb has been out since 10/14 and his return date is uncertain.

  59. oreo51 says: Dec 10, 2012 12:54 AM

    The Seahawk defenders caught more of Skelton’s passes than his WR’s did. Fitz caught 1 pass for 2 yards. Totally embarrassing!

  60. westcoastredbird says: Dec 10, 2012 1:06 AM

    As a Cardinal fan since 1964 I’m glad the Seahawks took their foot off of the gas pedal in the first quarter.

  61. badintent says: Dec 10, 2012 2:48 AM

    in OTHER NEWS, Dockett was seen spitting/spatting at a team mate, all of them.

  62. northbynw27 says: Dec 10, 2012 3:48 AM

    Some of those sideline shots of the Card’s bench definitely didn’t look like they were getting spanked as bad as they were. I’m not saying that they have to go all Dockett on each other when they’re losing that bad, but watching Patrick Peterson laugh and smile after fumbling really is a bad sign for AZ. If I were a fan of theirs, I would want a change at head coach just to adjust their culture.

  63. 6thsense79 says: Dec 10, 2012 4:22 AM

    mellard1121 says: Dec 9, 2012 10:44 PM

    Its funny how on here ppl justify the Seahawks scoring a lot but when its the pats its a big deal… how bout the fact they were up 51 to 0 and it was 4th and 23 and they tried throwing it to the endzone?? If brady did that or ryan mallet all the pats haters would come out
    ——–

    Stop the crying already. Any defense would love for an offense to go for it on 4th and 28. It’s such a low percentage play that if you can’t stop it you deserve to be ridiculed. Once the back up QB and other second string starters enter the game there is no such thing as running up the score.

  64. jtylert says: Dec 10, 2012 4:26 AM

    mellard1121 says:
    Dec 9, 2012 10:44 PM
    Its funny how on here ppl justify the Seahawks scoring a lot but when its the pats its a big deal… how bout the fact they were up 51 to 0 and it was 4th and 23 and they tried throwing it to the endzone?? If brady did that or ryan mallet all the pats haters would come out

    —————————————–

    Essentially the 4th and 23 was a hand-thrown punt. If they scored, then wonderful. If it gets intercepted, the Cards are (probably) down deep on their own side of the field. If it’s incomplete, then the good news is that you gave Flynn a deep-ball rep and gave your special teams a breather from having to sprint down the field again. Covering 58 points worth of kickoffs probably had a lot of them winded.

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