The Rush: Hail Murray sequel comes up short as Seahawks take first in NFC West

The Seahawks beat the Cardinals 28-21 in Thursday Night Football as Carlos Hyde helped balance Seattle’s offensive attack, the Warriors announced that guard Klay Thompson will miss the season with a ruptured Achilles, the Raiders placed eight members of their starting defense on the COVID list, and the Memphis Zoo recently named a baby giraffe Ja Raffe, a tribute to NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies. PLUS:The Hail Murray sequel was disappointing, Kelly Stafford reports from her home in North Korea, and LaVar Ball signs COVID-19 to Big Baller Brand.

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JARED QUAY: Going into last night, Seattle had lost three of their last four games. But in their 28 to 21 victory over Arizona, they must have found their stride. A big part of that was Carlos Hyde returning from injury. His 79-yard rush has balanced an offense attack that had been a lot of DK Metcalf and a whole bunch of Tyler Lockett and really not much else.

- A touchdown, Metcalf!

JARED QUAY: The Cardinals had a chance to write a sequel to Sunday's Hail Murray. But just like most sequels, it wasn't as good as the original.

- Here's Murray! He's sacked!

JARED QUAY: Everybody's been handling the pandemic in their own way. The Raiders did the responsible thing, placing eight members of their starting defense on the COVID list. Kelly Stafford, on the other hand, posted a video complaining about the restrictive mask policy in our home of North Korea.

KELLY STAFFORD: I'm so over it. I'm over living in a dictatorship that we call Michigan.

JARED QUAY: Oh, my bad. I mean Michigan.

- I saw a [BLEEP] crazy lady. That's what I saw.

JARED QUAY: But on the other, other hand, LaVar Ball threw a ball. He hosted that about 250 people at LaMelo's draft party. So many people that he was able to sign COVID to Big Baller Brand. Congrats.

It's been a long year for everybody. But for Klay Thompson, it's about two.

- What now?

JARED QUAY: The Warriors announced yesterday that he tore his Achilles at practice on Wednesday and will miss another season. It's still unclear how this affects Golden State and, more importantly, the production of "Space Jam II." I mean, he was a gamer and filmed on crutches after an ACL tear. But now an Achilles too? Whew.

Yo, if he keeps getting hurt this much, they're going to have to CGI his whole body. That can get expensive.

- Good evening and welcome to the excitement of the animal kingdom and the Memphis Zoo.

JARED QUAY: Aw, this little guy was born in the Memphis zoo. And if you think he's cute as [BLEEP], wait till you hear his name.

- At 6' 3" and 140 pounds, here is Ja Raffe.

- Yep, that baby giraffe is named after Grizzlies Rookie of the Year Ja Morant. Ja Raffe. And that's a pretty cool tribute, except for Ja is just his nickname. His real name is Temetrius. So if you really want to honor my guy, next time there's a baby hippo, name it Hippopotemetrius.

Or if y'all got a baby walrus, you can name it Temetriwalrus. Or how about a sweet little Temelephant? You'd never forget that name.