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Seattle takes care of Arizona at home: A fan’s reaction
The Seattle Seahawks took care of business at home on Sunday (Sep. 25), beating the Arizona Cardinals in the opening of CenturyLink Field. It was the first win of the season for the Seahawks, and boy did this one feel good.
The 13-10 win wasn't easy, and it took several missed field goals by Jay Feely and a touchdown with less than six minutes to go in order to finally take the lead. There was nothing pretty about the offense, as Seattle only managed 261 total yards. 171 of those came through the air from Tarvaris Jackson, who didn't throw a touchdown pass in his 31 attempts. He also had an interception, but it was on a last-ditch play at the end of the first half.
The best part of this game was how the Seahawks defense played when it counted the most. Two crucial interceptions by Kam Chancellor and Marcus Trufant helped take away the momentum from Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb. That wasn't all that Seattle did on defense though, as Leroy Hill, Chris Clemons, and Raheem Brock all notched a sack in the game. Clemons had three tackles for loss in the game, and it was really nice to see one aspect of the team really shine.
This was the type of win that Seattle needed to have, and it came as the underdog. Arizona had been favored by all of the point spreads, but that's why they play the games. Now the Seahawks are within one game of 1st place in the NFC West, and suddenly the team owns the tie-breaker with Arizona in head-to-head match-ups. Sidney Rice also announced to the rest of the league that he is ready to be a leader on this team, catching eight passes for 109 yards from Jackson.
Now at 1-2, Seattle gets to gear up for the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Now the test will be to see if the team can build off the win this week, and turn it into a winning streak. That could help the Seahawks start to move up the NFL standings again. Last year it was tough to string wins together, and hopefully that doesn't continue to be the case this year.
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*Ryan Christopher DeVault is a lifelong fan of the Seattle Seahawks that continues to hold out hope that the team is heading in the right direction with a new coach, a weak NFC West, and some great young players on defense.
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