Russell Wilson stars as his side takes a commanding lead in NFC West.
— NFL (@nfl) October 18, 2013
The Seattle Seahawks grip on the lead in the NFC West has only tightened after their 34-22 win over the Arizona Cardinals to begin week seven of the NFL season.
Going into the clash as warm favorites, Russell Wilson and his team did not disappoint as he threw for three touchdowns while superstar running back MarShawn Lynch ran for 91 yards.
Seattle moves its record to a strong 6-1, with its defence also coming through as they picked off two of Carson Palmer’s passes which were returned for touchdowns along with sacking him seven times.
Seattle coach Peter Carroll said his side’s performance was a statement to the rest of the league they could win anywhere.
“This was a really cool night for our football team,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “We wanted to get on the road and get this thing done and continue to feel good about our ability to win on the road.”
Arizona (3-4) got a touchdown and one of its three field goals after Wilson twice fumbled while being sacked deep in Seattle territory.
Palmer has thrown 11 interceptions in the past five games and 13 this season, second only to Eli Manning’s 15.
Seattle sent the Cardinals to their eighth straight loss against an NFC West foe.
However, the win for Seattle was soured after they lost two players to hamstring injuries in the first half, strong safety Jeron Johnson and fullback Derrick Coleman.