Crazy eight.

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Arizona Cardinals 28 to 10 to keep their playoff hopes alive and go 8-0 at home for teh season.

The Seattle Seahawks overcame the weird and bizarre to win their eighth home game of the season to set a club record for most home wins in a season.

The 28 to 10 win over the Arizona Cardinals keeps the Hawks slim playoff chances alive.

The Hawks must now win their last game of the season at San Francisco and hope for a Green Bay or a Minnesota loss.

  Seattle took the opening kickoff drove 72 yards and took a 7-0 lead on a nine-yard run by Shaun Alexander.

Seattle would have made it 14-0 but Alexander fumbled on his way to the end zone on Seattle's next possession. Seattle did go up 14-0 when Maurice Morris scored on a four-yard pass from Matt Haselbeck.

Arizona kicker Neil Rackers made it 14 –3 when he connected on a 49 yard field goal.

After the 49 yarder Rackers seemed to lose his touch because he missed his next two field goals attempts that where ten yard closer, a 38 yarder and a 48 yarder.

  The Seattle offense did its part to keep the Cardinals in the game by sputtering on its next three possessions.

  A three and out series was followed by a Trent Dilfer fumble and interception.

Dilfer was replacing Hasselbeck who had suffered a mild sprain on his non-throwing hand.

Hasselback returned for the last series of the   1st half and played most of the second half, before injuring his right ankle in the fourth quarter and giving way to Dilfer once again.

Dilfer shut the door on Arizona when he hit Bobby Engram on a three-yard pass to give Seattle a 28 to 10 lead.

Arizona had narrowed Seattle lead to 21 to 10 on its previous offensive possession when quarterback Josh McCowan hit rookie Anquan Boldin with a 60-yard pass.

Bouldin set a NFL record for most receptions by a rookie with 91. Bouldin had ten catches for 122 yard and one touchdown.

Despite it's hot and cold flashes, the Seattle offense did have some success running the ball.

" It was a couple of things. I think our tight ends did a great job getting on their guys and I think it was Matt's best day on audible's to the run plays." Running back Shaun Alexander said after the game." It's exciting to get the running game going so early."

After Dilfers touchdown throw the defense held Arizona and the Seattle offense ran out the clock and Seattle had it's eighth home win of the season" I think it is wonderful. We have worked very hard, and will continue to do so, to establish a home field advantage here at Seahawks Stadium." Head Coach Mike Holmgren said after the game.

Notes:

Receiver Bobby Engram injured his ankle in the first half and did not return. Maurice Morris suffered back spasms in the first half as well. Linebacker Chad Brown did play in the game due to an illness. Hasselbecks   iced his ankle after the game and said that he should be fine. The game was the 7th-straight sellout this season...Bobby Engram gave the football he caught in the 4th quarter for a TD back to Trent Dilfer following the play...following the game, Seahawks CEO Paul Allen shook hands and signed autographs for the fans. He was joined by Mike Holmgren, Maurice Morris, Darrell Jackson, Koren Robinson, Chris Gray, Bobby Engram, Shaun Alexander and Ken Hamlin.)

 


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