Final
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Seahawks can wrap up NFC West title

Dec 9, 2007 - 12:38 PM Arizona (6-6) at Seattle (8-4) 4:05 pm EST

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- The Seattle Seahawks can wrap up their fourth consecutive NFC West title this weekend.

Riding a four-game winning streak, the Seahawks host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

A victory would give Seattle a three-game lead and a tiebreaker over the Cardinals with three games to play. And the Seahawks could not be catching Arizona at a better time.

The Cardinals have major injury problems at wide receiver. Larry Fitzgerald, who leads the NFC with 75 receptions and is second in yardage, sat out last weekend's 27-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns with a groin injury.

Fellow wideout Anquan Boldin suffered a dislocated toe during that game and was forced to the sideline. He underwent an MRI exam Monday and his status is up in the air for Sunday's game.

If one of both receivers are unable to play, Bryant Johnson will start at one spot. Johnson had six receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown against the Browns.

The Cardinals beat the Seahawks, 23-20, at home in Week Two but are 1-5 on the road. They likely will rely heavily on Edgerrin James, who had his second-best output of the season with 114 yards on 24 carries against the Browns.

In the first meeting between the teams, James rushed for a season-high 128 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.

Seattle has put some distance between itself and Arizona with its recent winning streak, capped by back-to-back road wins at St. Louis and Philadelphia.

The most impressive aspect of the streak is that is has largely been accomplished without running back Shaun Alexander, who missed three straight games with injury before returning in last week's 28-24 victory over the Eagles.

Alexander rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Backup Maurice Morris contributed a 45-yard scoring run to put the Seahawks ahead for good.

"I thought Shaun did OK coming back," coach Mike Holmgren said. "For his first game back after not playing in the last month, I thought he ran pretty good."

The Seahawks have averaged 28.1 points over the past six games, mainly on the arm of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who has thrown for 11 TDs and five interceptions in that span.

The defense came up with some critical stops against the Eagles, led by linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who had a game-high 11 tackles and three interceptions, including one at the Seattle 4 in the closing minutes to seal the win.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 7 7 7 21
    SEATTLE 10 17 0 15 42 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SEA - FG, JOSH BROWN 23 YD, 6:09. Drive: 7
    plays, 28 yards in 3:09. Key plays:
    Grant 34-yard interception return
    plus 15-yard face mask penalty on
    Cardinals' Patrick to Arizona 33;
    Hasselbec

    Dec 9 7:19 PM



  • TD ARI LARRY FITZGERALD 11 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 7:09 PM



  • TD ARI LARRY FITZGERALD 11 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 7:09 PM



  • TD ARI LARRY FITZGERALD 11 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 7:09 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    LARRY FITZGERALD 11 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 21
    SEATTLE 42 2:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 7:09 PM



  • TD SEA MARCUS TRUFANT 84 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (PAT FAILED)






    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 7:03 PM



  • TD SEA MARCUS TRUFANT 84 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (PAT FAILED)






    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 7:03 PM


  • NFL
    TD SEA
    MARCUS TRUFANT 84 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (PAT FAILED)
    ARIZONA 14
    SEATTLE 42 5:29 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 7:03 PM



  • SAFETY SEA





    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:53 PM


  • NFL
    SAFETY SEA
    ARIZONA 14
    SEATTLE 36 9:25 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:53 PM



  • TD SEA MARCUS POLLARD 3 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:41 PM



  • TD SEA MARCUS POLLARD 3 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:41 PM



  • TD SEA MARCUS POLLARD 3 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:41 PM


  • NFL
    TD SEA
    MARCUS POLLARD 3 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    ARIZONA 14
    SEATTLE 34 10:42 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:41 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 7 7 14
    SEATTLE 10 17 0 27 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SEA - FG, JOSH BROWN 23 YD, 6:09. Drive: 7
    plays, 28 yards in 3:09. Key plays:
    Grant 34-yard interception return
    plus 15-yard face mask penalty on
    Cardinals' Patrick to Arizona 33;
    Ha

    Dec 9 6:31 PM



  • TD ARI JERHEME URBAN 2 YD PASS FROM MATT WARE (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:24 PM



  • TD ARI JERHEME URBAN 2 YD PASS FROM MATT WARE (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:24 PM



  • TD ARI JERHEME URBAN 2 YD PASS FROM MATT WARE (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:24 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    JERHEME URBAN 2 YD PASS FROM MATT WARE
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 14
    SEATTLE 27 0:57 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 6:24 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 7 7
    SEATTLE 10 17 27 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SEA - FG, JOSH BROWN 23 YD, 6:09. Drive: 7
    plays, 28 yards in 3:09. Key plays:
    Grant 34-yard interception return
    plus 15-yard face mask penalty on
    Cardinals' Patrick to Arizona 33;
    Hassel

    Dec 9 5:40 PM



  • FG SEA JOSH BROWN 41 YD





    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:33 PM


  • NFL
    FG SEA
    JOSH BROWN 41 YD
    ARIZONA 7
    SEATTLE 27 0:02 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:33 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    BRYANT JOHNSON 5 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 7
    SEATTLE 24 1:04 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:27 PM



  • TD ARI BRYANT JOHNSON 5 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:26 PM



  • TD ARI BRYANT JOHNSON 5 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:26 PM



  • TD ARI BRYANT JOHNSON 5 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER (NEIL RACKERS KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:26 PM



  • TD SEA DEION BRANCH 17 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:07 PM



  • TD SEA DEION BRANCH 17 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:07 PM



  • TD SEA DEION BRANCH 17 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:07 PM


  • NFL
    TD SEA
    DEION BRANCH 17 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    ARIZONA 0
    SEATTLE 24 7:44 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 5:07 PM



  • TD SEA BOBBY ENGRAM 15 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)

    Hasselback 31-yard pass to Branch to Arizona 15.








    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:56 PM



  • TD SEA BOBBY ENGRAM 15 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)

    Hasselback 31-yard pass to Branch to Arizona 15.








    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:56 PM



  • TD SEA BOBBY ENGRAM 15 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)

    Hasselback 31-yard pass to Branch to Arizona 15.








    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:56 PM



  • TD SEA BOBBY ENGRAM 15 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:55 PM



  • TD SEA BOBBY ENGRAM 15 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:55 PM



  • TD SEA BOBBY ENGRAM 15 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:55 PM


  • NFL
    TD SEA
    BOBBY ENGRAM 15 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    ARIZONA 0
    SEATTLE 17 11:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:55 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 0
    SEATTLE 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: SEA - FG, JOSH BROWN 23 YD, 6:09. Drive: 7
    plays, 28 yards in 3:09. Key plays:
    Grant 34-yard interception return
    plus 15-yard face mask penalty on
    Cardinals' Patrick to Arizona 33;
    Ha

    Dec 9 4:42 PM



  • TD SEA NATE BURLESON 7 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:38 PM



  • TD SEA NATE BURLESON 7 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:38 PM



  • TD SEA NATE BURLESON 7 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK)







    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:38 PM


  • NFL
    TD SEA
    NATE BURLESON 7 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK
    (JOSH BROWN KICK)
    ARIZONA 0
    SEATTLE 10 0:46 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:38 PM



  • FG SEA JOSH BROWN 23 YD





    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:17 PM


  • NFL
    FG SEA
    JOSH BROWN 23 YD
    ARIZONA 0
    SEATTLE 3 8:51 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 9 4:17 PM
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    roots
    bpiv Added 5 roots

    Cardinals vs. SeahawksDec 4 5:58 PM