Cardinals top Seahawks, improve to 9-2

Colt McCoy’s efficient day in Seattle guided Arizona to a win


J Lian

The Cardinals are now an NFL-best 9-2 after beating the Seahawks without star players DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray.

The NFL-best Arizona Cardinals continue to pick up the wins.

Despite missing star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and MVP candidate quarterback Kyler Murray in Seattle on Sunday, the Cardinals defeated the Seahawks 23-13 win at Lumen Field, improving to 9-2 on the year.

With Murray sidelined due to a lingering hamstring injury, 12-year veteran quarterback Colt McCoy found himself under center against the Seahawks. He finished the game with 328 passing yards, two touchdowns, and 35 completions on 44 attempts. 

McCoy led the Cardinals to an opening-drive touchdown, connecting with recently-acquired tight end Zach Ertz for a one-yard pass.

Seahawks kicker Jason Myers connected on a 27-yard field goal midway through the second quarter, but McCoy found Ertz once again for a two-yard touchdown pass to give the Cardinals a 13-3 lead.

After Cardinals kicker Matt Prater missed an extra point, Myers added another late field goal for Seattle, cutting the Cardinal lead to 13-6 at halftime.

The only scoring in the third quarter would come Prater’s right leg, as connected on a 53-yard field goal to extend the lead to 10. 

Seattle made things interesting late, as Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas scored on a two-yard touchdown run to make the score 16-13 midway through the fourth quarter. 

With just 2:20 left in the game, Arizona delivered the final blow, as running back James Conner scored on a one-yard touchdown run. 

While McCoy played a nice game and Conner tied his career high with his 13th touchdown on the season, it was the Cardinals’ defense that stole the show on Sunday. Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph’s unit sacked Seahawks star Russell Wilson four times and held Seattle to under 300 yards of total offense. 

The Cardinals regained the NFC’s first seed and lead the NFC West with a 9-2 record. 

Arizona will look to improve to 10-2 after its upcoming bye week. The Cardinals next travel to Chicago to take on the Bears on Dec. 5. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 ET.