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Sidney Rice. So this is what all the hubbub was about. The Seahawks were downright giddy when they signed the former Pro Bowl wide receiver from the Minnesota Vikings in free agency in late July. But he then disappeared for almost because of a torn labrum in his shoulder. Well, Rice was back on Sunday, and in a big way: eight catches for 109 yards. In one game, he moved into a tie with Ben Obomanu for the team lead in receptions and is one shy of Doug Baldwin in receiving yards. It wasn’t just that Rice made all those catches; it was when – and how. On the first play of the game, Tarvaris Jackson went to Rice for a 9-yard gain – rekindling the chemistry they had while playing together in Minnesota the previous four seasons. The next series ended with a 30-yard field by Steve Hauschka to give the Seahawks their first lead of the season. Again, the first pass went to Rice as did the second – for a 32-yard gain along the sideline, as he wrestled with Cardinals Pro Bowl strong safety Adrian Wilson for the ball. On the drive late in the half that ended with Hauschka kicking a 52-yard field goal, Rice again caught the first two passes – a 12-yarder and an 8-yarder. On the first possession of the second half, the Seahawks drove 72 yards in 14 plays to their only touchdown – Jackson’s 11-yard run. Rice contributed a 9-yard catch on the play just before the score.

Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson win their way - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
There you have it. That, ladies and gentlemen, was the perfect Seahawks win. No, it wasn't necessarily pretty to watch. It wasn't dominant. It didn't look like the high-flying attacks that get the prime-time spots on the national networks. There weren't a ton of highlights. But that was exactly the way they drew it up.

Carroll on win: "We have a long ways to go" | Seahawks Insider
They’ll take it. That was basically the attitude of Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and the rest of his players in the locker room after the team’s 13-10 over the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks understand they can play better, but they like winning while going through that growth process better than losing. It certainly make it easier to go back to work on Monday. "I’m very happy to get a win," Carroll said. "We have a long ways to go and a lot of work to do, but we got a little bit better today. We did some good things and made enough plays." The Seahawks finally got things going offensively in the second half. And they went to no huddle in the third quarter to speed up the tempo – and it worked.

17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: Seahawks win thanks to who else? Jay Feely.
Andrew Luck. I was an unabashed supporter of the "suck for Luck" campaign, as hinted at by the photos I used in the charts. But looking at the last several years of NFL draft history, the team picking #1 overall averages just barely over 1 win a season. In other words, winning just one game can seriously jeopardize picking #1, the same way that losing just one game seriously jeopardizes a college football team finishing national champions. In college football, you lose one game, and you pretty much know its over unless you get very lucky. Before today, I would have given Seattle a 25% chance to pick 1st overall. Now, I'd put those odds at almost 0%. Assuming the Seahawks stand a meager 40% chance of winning and therefore a 60% chance of defeat on average, that means the odds of finishing 1-15 are a miniscule 0.1%. Even an 80% chance of defeat average still gives the team only a 0.5% chance. And even if Seattle beat the odds and did go 1-15, what if another team manages 0-16? 1-15 might not be enough.

Tough lessons for Kevin Kolb, Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
When the Arizona Cardinals needed their quarterback to drive them into field-goal range with the game on the line, Kevin Kolb threw an interception. Fluke play? Not for the Cardinals during an unsightly 13-10 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Kolb had faced a similar set of circumstances right before halftime. The Seahawks picked him off that time as well, one of the leading reasons the Cardinals left Seattle with the same point total they managed with Max Hall and Derek Anderson as their quarterbacks during a 22-10 defeat here last season.

Final: Hawks 13, Cardinals 10 – instant reactions | Seahawks Insider - 1. Seattle allowed four sacks today -- all in the first half. How much of that performance has to do with Robert Gallery's absence? Does the O-line worry you? 2. What did you think of K.J. Wright starting in place of Aaron Curry? Should Wright stick? And what role, if any, should Curry have with the team? 3. Do you still want to see Charlie Whitehurst start the next game? Or has Jackson earned it 4. With what you've seen through the first three weeks, is the team going in the right direction? 5. How much do you love Kam Chancellor right now? 6. What are the best and worst things you saw on Sunday?

Jackson's TD run gets Seattle 13-10 win over Cards - Seahawks News - MyNorthwest.com - Tarvaris Jackson did just enough to stop the home fans from booing and earn his new team its first victory. Give Kam Chancellor and the Seattle Seahawks defense an assist. Jackson put Seattle in the lead with a bulldozing 11-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Chancellor sealed the victory with an interception of Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb with 1:04 left in Seattle's 13-10 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals: Live game blog from CenturyLink | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - seattlepi.com - KAM BAM, SEAHAWKS WIN — Kam Chancellor makes the game-clinching interception on the Cardinals final drive, and the Seahawks hang on for their first win of the season, 13-10. It wasn’t pretty, but style points matter very little to a team that looked pretty much awful in its first two games. We’ll be back with plenty more after visiting the locker room. DODGING BULLETS — Jay Feely misses another field goal for the Cardinals — this one from 49 yards, and way, way short — and the Seahawks still lead 13-10 with the ball and 5:21 remaining in the game. Can they put together a drive here and ice this thing away? We’ll see. They’re going to have to run the ball to do it. Jackson remains in the game despite limping off after the last series.

Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 13, Cardinals 10 - NFC West Blog - ESPN  - What it means: The Cardinals joined the Seahawks at 1-2, two games behind San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West.

Week four: Notes, Geno Smith and Matt Barkley " Seahawks Draft Blog - Before I begin this week four review, I’d like to say a few words about an individual who decided to send me five abusive emails last night because Matt Barkley made a few mistakes against Arizona State. I won’t mention the guys name, but we’ll refer to him as ‘Glenn Close’. It’s a good job I don’t own a pet rabbit. The moment tracking the draft becomes that serious, Glenn, is the moment you need to sit down and take a moment to relax. Yes, Matt Barkley made some mistakes in the game. He needed to read Vontaze Burfict’s position on the first half pick. Maybe he shouldn’t try and force the throw that leads to the pick six?

Dockett: Seahawks 'soft as cotton' on road - NFC West Blog - ESPN - This Week 3 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals was notable for the bad blood spilled throughout. Play after play, and often after the play, these NFC West rivals went after one another until Seattle prevailed, 13-10, at CenturyLink Field. The scuffling carried well past the whistle, with Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett landing one last shot, this one verbal, from the visiting team's locker room. "They were doing the traditional stuff they do here," Dockett said. "Then when they go to Arizona, they usually soft as cotton. Today, they wanted to play hard in front of they home crowd. We knew what to expect."

Seahawks | Seahawks earn first win of the season, beat the Cardinals 13-10 | Seattle Times NewspaperThe Seahawks held on. That was the description of Kam Chancellor's game-clinching interception with 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter and that was the storyline of this game. The Seahawks held on despite the fact that their only touchdown was more about toughness and ingenuity than execution. They held on even though they were outgained by the Cardinals. They held on because Arizona missed two field goals, including a game-tying 49-yard attempt by Jay Feely with 5:21 left that fell short.