Short post for now, followed by a third quarter post and fourth quarter post later today. My intention is to finish up last week's game and have tomorrow free to write whatever I want, specifically about the Cardinals.
The Seahawks are tied atop the NFC West with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals pushed their record to 3-2 with an impressive win over the New Orleans Saints. Some might describe Arizona's home victory over New Orleans as lucky, but I don't think that's accurate. Many of the situations the Cardinals capitalized on were unrepeatable, but that doesn't mean Arizona was lucky, just good in a way that's not likely to predict future success.
Onto the rest of the second quarter.
- Red Bryant and the Seahawks front four finally stemmed the bleeding and broke up a screen attempt. It was a two prong attack, with the remaining three linemen not overpursuing and Bryant pressuring Cutler into throwing the ball away.
- Then Johnny Knox burned Marcus Trufant on a post corner.
- Knox curls in front of Walter Thurmond for 13.
- Seattle runs a safety blitz and Cutler attempts a forced throw towards Knox. Thurmond leaps high in the air and almost picks it, deflects it, and Earl Thomas dives and almost picks it, drops it.
- Thomas tackles Devin Aromashodu immediately after a reception for six.
- Then Seattle blitzes Will Herring and Lofa Tatupu and Herring draws Matt Forte and Tatupu screens and pressures Cutler into an incomplete pass.
- Field goal.
- Two straight inside hand offs right, the first of which works.
- Inside hand off left. Forsett tallies 19 meaningless yards.