Wilson throws 2 TDs, Seahawks hold off Cardinals 28-21

Ross Houston
November 21, 2020

Carlos Dunlap's game-sealing sack of Kyler Murray late in the fourth quarter of the Seattle Seahawks' 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals was thrilling, but that wasn't what had the Seahawks talking Thursday night.

Wilson tossed touchdown passes of 25 yards to DK Metcalf and 11 yards to Tyler Lockett in the first half, and the Seahawks took a 16-7 lead into the third quarter.

For a few days at least, Seattle (7-3) will be back on top alone until the Rams play on Monday night against Tampa Bay. Murray was 29 of 42 for 269 yards and two TDs, but Seattle was able to get the kind of pressure on the QB that was missing from the first meeting.

Arizona (6-4) closed to 23-21 with 13:19 left when Murray capped a 15-play, 90-yard drive with a 3-yard TD pass to Chase Edmonds.

Dunbar has played in just six games for Seattle after being acquired for a fifth-round draft pick from Washington in the spring.

The Seahawks entered the Week 11 contest allowing well over 450 yards per game, which put them on pace to allow the most yards in National Football League history.

Entering the game riding high after their improbable win over the Buffalo Bills in week 10, the Cardinals were largely contained by the Seahawks defense. Murray dropped back 48 times in that game, and the Seahawks didn't register a sack or a quarterback hit. While the attacking output from the Cardinals was much improved in the second half, it was their defense that cost them the game. "That was insane to see a head coach that involved", Dunlap said.

Olsen went down in obvious pain without being contacted with around 11½ minutes left in the fourth quarter.

That turned an apparent fourth-and-two at the Arizona 32 - and a tough decision for the Seahawks - into a first down at the Cardinals 17.

Arizona nearly didn't get the ball back. Jason Myers booted a 27-yard field goal on the final play of the half.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen ruptured his plantar fascia Thursday against the Arizona Cardinals and will be sidelined for roughly two months, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Thompson had to be helped off the field and onto a cart, putting no weight on the leg. Combined those teams hold an 8-28-1 record. And without the threat of Murray scampering away for a big gain, the Seahawks held DeAndre Hopkins in check with just 51 yards on five receptions. The interception-prone Wilson had committed 10 turnovers in the past four games. The previous four all went on to win the MVP award - Patrick Mahomes (2018), Peyton Manning (2013), Aaron Rodgers (2011) and Tom Brady (2007).

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