Seattle's defense created a hostile environment for Joshua Dobbs
Arizona's offensive line has had a tough time keeping defenders at bay, and the Seahawks exploited that weakness all game long on Sunday.
Bringing the fire early in a game is crucial, especially against a quarterback who extends plays using his legs. The defense accomplished that against Joshua Dobbs, who had tremendous difficulty getting comfortable at any point in the game.
Much of that effort was led by Boye Mafe and Darrell Taylor, who together totaled 2.5 sacks, two tackles for a loss, two passes defended, and three quarterback hits. Because of the pressure Dobbs felt early, and often, he totaled just eight of his first 18 attempts while also running for his life to avoid getting hit.
The quarterback was brought to the ground four times for a loss of 28 yards, with the most significant sack coming with just over a minute left in the game. Jarran Reed hit Dobbs for -9 yards on fourth down, sealing a big win for the team.
On top of making life difficult for Dobbs to perform his quarterback duties, they also essentially shut down the run game. The Cardinals were already dealing with the loss of James Conner but got away with a lot on the ground in the first half. Seattle made the necessary changes at halftime and allowed just 23 rushing yards for the final two quarters.