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.
28 to 10 win over the Arizona Cardinals keeps the Hawks slim playoff chances
Hawks must now win their last game of the season at San Francisco and hope for a
Green Bay or a Minnesota loss.
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.
kicker Neil Rackers made it 14 –3 when he connected on a 49 yard field goal.
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.
was replacing Hasselbeck who had suffered a mild sprain on his non-throwing
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.
shut the door on Arizona when he hit Bobby Engram on a three-yard pass to give
Seattle a 28 to 10 lead.
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.
set a NFL record for most receptions by a rookie with 91. Bouldin had ten
catches for 122 yard and one touchdown.
it's hot and cold flashes, the Seattle offense did have some success running
" 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."
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.
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.