Seahawks Soar By Cards

The early bird got the worm in Sunday's playoff race in Seattle. The Seahawks rallied to a 24-0 lead over the Cardinals. Despite a valiant push by Arizona, they lost in a 21-point decision.

--The Cardinals looked to keep their Wild Card hopes alive on Sunday. With their loss, the Seattle Seahawks clenched the NFC West.

--Arizona's loss evened the series, 9-9.

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--The loss snapped a two-game winning streak over the Seahawks. --With 337 yards, Kurt Warner earned his third 300-plus game in five career starts versus Arizona's NFC West rivals. On the negative side, Warner was intercepted a career-worst five times.

--Edgerrin James's 46 rushing yards fell short of the 100 he looked for. A 100-yard game would have been his third in a row against the Seahawks.

--Seventy-nine yards carried Larry Fitzgerald to his 11th consecutive game with 70-plus yards. The streak is the longest of his four-year career.

--A 5-yard pass from Warner landed Bryant Johnson his fourth touchdown in his past five against Seattle. Johnson's lone reception of the game was his second touchdown of the season.

--The Cardinals' offensive line prevented Maurice Morris from breaking the goal line. Morris has at least one in three of the past five games.

Soaring Cardinals

--After recording no more than five receptions in five games with Arizona, Jerheme Urban led the receiving core on Sunday. For his sixth active game with the Cardinals, Urban totaled a career-high 123 yards on six catches.

--Rookie Steve Breaston held third-highest yardage honors with 52.

Amberly Richardson is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a correspondent for

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