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December 21, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Seahawks 35, Cardinals 6: First Impressions

Jerry Brewer: After a penalty-plagued first half, the Seahawks proved they’re the beast of the NFL again. Period. The way they dominated this game on offense and defense ranks among the most impressive things the Seahawks have done in the Pete Carroll era.

Larry Stone: This one was billed as a defensive battle. Well, that was half right. The Seahawks’ defense was ferocious, thoroughly flummoxing the overmatched Ryan Lindley. And Seattle’s offense was spectacular, with Russell Wilson passing for 339 yards and rushing for 88 more as the Seahawks gained more total yards than they ever have before. Marshawn Lynch’s 79-yard run will be what people talk about, but this was a thorough team victory.

Bob Condotta: Was it really less than a month ago that the Cardinals were 9-1 and Seattle 6-4 and the Seahawks’ season seemed on the brink? Five games later, it’s Seattle that seems headed to the NFC West title and home field in the playoffs, further solidifying its status as a Super Bowl contender.

 

Jayson Jenks: The Seahawks’ offensive line, the biggest question mark coming into the game, held up facing Arizona’s talented and ferocious defensive line. Russell Wilson had enough time to connect on some big plays down the field, and the running backs found room to run. It was a commendable effort considering the Seahawks started two backups. ​

Jose Romero: The Seahawks turned a close game into a rout quickly. A lot of Cardinals fans out here still have to feel pretty fortunate that their team is 11-4 and contending for the division title. Meanwhile, the Seahawks — and their significant following down here — look to be on course for another game at University of Phoenix Stadium, Super Bowl XLIX.

 

 

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