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Seahawks hang on to defeat the Cardinals 28-21

Seattle, WA- The Seahawks' defense stepped up big, as they stopped a potential game tying drive to get the victory over Arizona.

For the first time ever, the Seahawks played in their new renamed stadium Lumen Field against the Arizona Cardinals. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks struck first with a 20-yard touchdown pass to D.K. Metcalf for the 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.

After the Cardinals scored, Wilson drove his team down the field and answer back with a score of their own. Wilson threw his second touchdown to Tyler Lockett, who toe dragged at the corner of the endzone for the score. Seattle missed the Pat and extend their lead 13-7. The Seahwaks finished the half with a field goal to extend the lead to 16-7.

At the start of the second half, the Seahawks' defense failed to stop the Cardinals in the redzone, which resulted in a touchdown for Arizona. Seattle was clinging onto a three point lead in the third quarter. Wilson threw his third consecutive touchdown pass mid-way in the third to build a two possession lead, 23-14.

In the fourth quarter, the Seahakws' defense allowed another breakdown in coverage in the endzone. For some strange reason, Seattle went into a zone and did not cover a wide open Chase Edmonds in the back of the endzone to cut Seattle's lead to two, 23-21. Seattle's defense came up big, as they earned themselves a safety. A couple plays later, they tacked on a field goal to make it a 28-21 game.

The Seahawks' hung tough, as they stopped a game winning drive by the Cardinals to escape with the victory.

Wilson finished with 197 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 42 yards on the ground.

Carlos Hyde finished with 79 yards.

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