Defense leads way in shut out of Arizona.

The Seahawks defense once again led the way for the offense as it forced two fumbles and four interceptions to help the Seahawks improve to 2-0 for the first time under Head Coach Mike Holmgren.


The Seattle defense set the tone early in the game when  Rookie Cornerback Marcus Trufant  returned  a Bryant Johnson fumble 31 yards to the Arizona six yard line on the games first play  from scrimmage.

 Bryant was hit by Ken Hamlin after he caught a 12 yard pass from Arizona Quarterback Jeff Blake

After an incomplete pass and a two yard gain by Shaun Alexander , Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck  scored on a 2 yard run to give the Seahawks an early   6- 0 lead, Josh Brown made good on the extra point and the Seahawks had a 7-0- lead with  just  under two minutes gone in the game.



The Seattle defense came up big again on Arizona's next possession when Reggie Tounge had the first of two interceptions, when he  picked off a Jeff Blake pass intended for Aquan Boldin and returned  it seven yards to the Seattle  46  yard line.


The Seattle offense was unable to convert the turnover and punted the ball to Arizona after going three and out.


The Seattle defense made it three consecutive turnovers when Chad Brown  pulled down another Jeff Blake pass intended  Boldin a the Arizona 48 yard line.


The Seattle offense  sputtered and  was unable to take advantage of the gift from the defense and punted the ball back to the  Arizona offense.


The defense  made sure their fourth turnover resulted in a score when linebacker Randall Godfrey returned a Josh McCowan fumble 55 yards for a touchdown.

Seattle 14 Arizona 0


McCowan replaced  Arizona Quarterback  Jeff Blake  who was injured  with 2:01left in the first quarter with a bruised heel after a hit by Norman  Hand.


The Seattle defense forced a an incomplete pass by   McCowan on  3rd and one  and the Seattle offense took the punt and went 50 yards on nine plays and scored on  a 37 yard field goal by Josh Brown

Seattle 17 Arizona 0.  


McCowan led the  Arizona offense down to the Seattle  35 yard line on it's next possession but saw his efforts wasted when  kicker Bill Gramatica  missed wide left on a  53 yard field goal attempt  with 2:28 left in the half.



The Seattle offense found  it's rhythm  once again, when quarterback Matt Hasselbeck  hit  Darrell Jackson on a 55 yard touchdown pass.

Josh Brown  made  good on the  extra point  and  Seattle went into the locker room with a 24 to 0 half time lead.


Seattle put the game out of reach when Matt Hasselback hit  Darrell Jackson with a 66 yard pass on the third play of the 3rd quarter.

Seattle 32 Arizona  0.


Seattle finished  it's scoring frenzy when running back Shaun Alexander scored on a two yard with 10:33 to go in the game.

Brow made good on the extra point . Seattle 38 Arizona  0


Game notes:

The 38 –0 win is Seattle's largest margin of victory since a 38-0 win at Philadelphia on Sept. 6, 1998.

Back up running back Maurice Morris led the team with 67 yard rushing on 11 carries.

Hasselbeck was  8-of -19 for 175 yards and two td's. Darrell Jackson finished with 3 receptions for 133 yard and two td's. Koren Robinson did not start the game  due to disciplinary reasons.



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