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HomenflSeahawks keep Cardinals blanked in second half en route to victory

Seahawks keep Cardinals blanked in second half en route to victory

Kenneth Walker III rushed for a season-high 105 yards while rookies Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Jake Bobo both caught first-half touchdown passes as the Seattle Seahawks beat the Arizona Cardinals, 20-10, on Sunday.

Seattle (4-2) rebounded from last week’s loss at Cincinnati that was filled with missed opportunities by relying on its defense to make key stops in the second half after a handful of mistakes by the Seahawks.

Geno Smith threw for 219 yards and connected with his rookie pass catchers on the day DK Metcalf missed the first game of his career. Smith-Njigba caught his first NFL touchdown on a 28-yard reception in the first quarter and Bobo made a terrific 18-yard TD catch in the second quarter.

But Smith’s performance was shaky at times and allowed Arizona (1-6) to hang around into the fourth quarter. Smith was intercepted at the Arizona 1 in the third quarter by Garrett Williams on an underthrown pass intended for Bobo. Smith later fumbled a snap and Arizona recovered at the Seattle 34 early in the fourth quarter, but the Seahawks avoided giving up points on the drive after Matt Prater missed a 34-yard field-goal attempt.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll was two-for-two on challenges in the first half – the first time he won two challenges in a game since Dec. 15, 2016, vs. the Los Angeles Rams. The second challenge came on Bobo’s touchdown, which was initially ruled incomplete for being out of bounds.

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