The Seahawks defeated their division rival, the Arizona Cardinals, at home 19-9 in an exciting yet fairly low-scoring game. The Seahawks may have entered this game below .500, but they certainly knew they would be in it every step of the way. The NFC West continues to be wide open for the taking and Seattle now moves up to first place in the division.
Seattle’s rookies have consistently displayed their competitive side so far this season. They played an important role in their defeat against the Cardinals. Following running back Rashaad Penny’s season-ending injury in week 5, the Seahawks needed their second-round pick, Kenneth Walker III, to show up.
Walker certainly did so, opening the game strong for Seattle and running for 51 yards on back-to-back runs on their first drive. He continued to create explosive plays for the Seahawks’ offense and scored Seattle’s first touchdown of the game at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Seahawks beat Cardinals 19-9 in Week 6 with defensive greatness
Ken Walker finished the game with 97 yards on 21 carries for one touchdown. He also caught two passes for 13 yards. Fourth-round pick Coby Bryant forced his fourth fumble on the season by punching the ball out of Kyler Murray’s hands. Fellow rookie Tariq Woolen was there to recover the fumble.
As for Seattle’s defense, they continuously built up pressure against the Cardinals‘ offense throughout the game, despite struggling with tackling once again. They sacked Kyler Murray six times, had seven QB hits, and ten tackles for loss.
In addition to the fumble recovery, Woolen intercepted his fourth pass of the season, tying former Seahawk Richard Sherman for the most interceptions by a rookie within the franchise.
While Seattle still has a lot to tighten up on defense and the offense could get more of their star playmakers involved, the Seahawks surely keep themselves in play for the division title.