Seahawks score early and rely on defense for win

The Seattle Seahawks stellar first half play was enough to hold off the Arizona Cardinals in Tempe.

Matt Hasselbeck threw for 260 yards and one touchdown and running back Shaun Alexander rushed for 42 yards and two touchdowns to lead the (3-6) Seahawks to 27-6 win over the (4-5) Arizona Cardinals.

The Seattle offense came to life in the first half and the defense forced the Arizona offense to turn the ball over in crucial situations.

Seattle scored all of its points in the first half. The Seahawks scored on all five possessions in the first half. Seahawk wide receiver Koren Robinson was a major contributor to the offensive explosion catching seven passes for 96 yards

"We just got in a rhythm, in a groove," Robinson said. "We all know we're capable of moving the ball on anybody. We all just clicked today."

Seattle running back Maurice Morris was another major contributor with 72 yards on fifteen carries.

Arizona quarterback Jake Plummer threw two interceptions and the Arizona offense fumbled three times inside the Seattle ten-yard line.

"It was ugly," Plummer said. "It just kept getting worse and worse." Plummer finished the day with 17 completions on 29 attempts and 226 yards to go with his two interceptions and fumble.

Arizona Head Coach Dave McGinnis was disappointed at his team's poor play."It just sickens me that we could go out there and do that,'' he said.

Seattle's win over Arizona avenges a 13 to 24 week two loss in Seahawks Stadium.


Matt Hasselbeck completed 23 of 31 passes and no interceptions.

Seattle had 293 offensive yards in the first half. The team finished with 406 total yards.

Seattle rushed for 151 yards.

The Seahawks' win was their second in the last seven games against Arizona. Their last win came in 1998 (33-14) at the Kingdome. Top Stories