Jerry Brewer: For all the pressure that the aggressive, blitzing Arizona defense generated on Sunday, the Seahawks were still the best defense on the field. It was a classic performance by Seattle, hounding Drew Stanton and taking care of an Arizona run game that ranks last in the NFL in yards per carry. Defensive end Cliff Avril (two sacks) played his best game of the season. Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner’s return was a major difference. Arizona managed just 204 total yards and averaged 4.2 yards per play.
Larry Stone: The Cardinals were disruptive with their blitzing packages, particularly in the first half, but Seattle won the defensive war with a vintage effort — their best of the season — that completely stymied Arizona’s fill-in quarterback, Drew Stanton.
Bob Condotta: This was a vintage Russell Wilson performance as he was 17 for 22 for 211 yards and also used his legs to overcome danger time and again to set up the Seahawks’ offense for big plays. Wilson has been under a lot of scrutiny of late. But this game showed his value.
Ryan Divish: Even with his lingering issues, it’s clear that the Seahawks’ offense operates at a completely different level when Marshawn Lynch is on the field.