Colt McCoy leads Cardinals to 23-13 victory over the Seahawks

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The Cardinals didn’t have quarterback Kyler Murray and star receiver DeAndre Hopkins for a third consecutive game.

But it was no matter for Arizona, as the club went to Seattle and beat the Seahawks 23-13 on Sunday.

The Cardinals out-gained the Seahawks 413-266, running 7 plays to Seattle’s 48 and winning time of possession 40:22 to 19:38. Arizona also had 29 first downs, was 7-of-14 on third down, and converted its only fourth-down attempt.

Starting again for the injured Murray, backup quarterback Colt McCoy was plenty effective against Seattle’s defense. He finished the contest 35-of-44 for 328 yards with a pair of touchdowns — both of which went to tight end Zach Ertz in the first half. Ertz led the club with eight receptions for 88 yards.

Running back James Conner also had a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that effectively ended the game with 2:20 left on the clock. He now has a rushing touchdown in five consecutive games.

Quarterback Russell Wilson was largely ineffective his second game back after his thumb injury. He completed a 48-yard pass to Tyler Lockett in the fourth quarter that put the offense in position to score its lone touchdown — a DeeJay Dallas 2-yard run. Jason Meyers hit a pair of 27-yard field goals to round out Seattle’s scoring.

But Wilson finished 14-of-26 for 207 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He was 0-of-5 passing with two sacks on seven third-down dropbacks. He’s completing just 35.1 percent of his third-down passes in 2021.

The Cardinals have now gone 2-1 in three games without Murray and Hopkins to push their record to 9-2. Both Murray and Hopkins are expected to return when Arizona comes off its bye in Week 13, with the club looking like the best team in football.

At 3-7, Seattle is reeling. The Seahawks will head across the country to play Washington on Monday night in Week 12.

10 responses to “Colt McCoy leads Cardinals to 23-13 victory over the Seahawks

  1. Cleveland on line 1 for Russell Wilson. Both the Seahawks and Russell Wilson need a fresh start.

  2. Seattle firmly in last in the NFC West where they belong. Your qb has checked out. Your coaches are garbage. Oh, and Jimmy G > Russell Wilson.

  3. They went 2-1 without their top two players. That’s the sign of a very good team. No reason they shouldn’t be ranked #1 at this point, especially given the losses by the Titans, Packers, and Cowboys.

  4. Prater true MVP in this game. Giving chance to tie game any time. But Seattle D not knows Colt McCoy three option passes (flat, screen and checkdown) and defends deep ball the entire game.

  5. Worst teams in the NFL:

    Seattle Seahawks
    Houston Texans
    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Seattle has the best QB of the bunch. what does that tell you?

  6. Your time is up coach !!!! You have a good run, you gave the city it’s first ever Super Bowl and for that the city and the 12th will be forever grateful…. Thank you!!!! It’s time for the team to re-build if we have to trade Wilson to get the much needed pick do it.

  7. Your time is up coach !!!! You have a good run, you gave the city it’s first ever Super Bowl and for that the city and the 12th will be forever grateful…. Thank you!!!! It’s time for the team to re-build . Trade Wilson for the much needed pick.

  8. Keep Wilson! Axe Carroll and Schneider!
    The new regime can draft/assemble a line to finally protect Russ and aid both the run and pass. I’ve been a fan since inception and have seen many rebuilds. Carroll’s rebuild was faster than usual. conversely, the demise has been just as fast. I’m a 12 and a realist.
    Go Seahawks!!

  9. Did you all see the Packers-Seahawks playoff game a couple of years ago when GB earned the game ending 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a 2 year old whose parents wouldn’t buy him a treat at the store? That was funny.

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