One of the bright spots for the Seattle Seahawks in their injury-ravaged victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night was Jimmy Graham, who moved into second place in franchise history for touchdown receptions by a tight end.
With his first touchdown of the night and fifth the season, Graham moved into a three-way tie with Itula Mili and John Carlson for second all time in the category. Here is Graham’s first touchdown.
Later in the game Graham pushed his way out of that logjam at second place with a second touchdown on the night, which pushed his totals to six on the season and 14 during his two and a half seasons playing for Seattle. And here he is with that fourth quarter grab.
With seven games left in the season, Graham has now caught six touchdown passes in the last five games, and his next touchdown reception will put him in a tie with Jerramy Stevens for most all time by a Seattle tight end. Already in just his third season Graham has passed Christian Fauria and Mili to take over as the all time receiving yardage leader among Seahawks tight ends, and he currently sits in third place for receptions among the position. Graham needs just 14 more receptions to tie Fauria for most among tight ends in franchise history, and he should have plenty of opportunity down the stretch run to make those catches.
With the Seattle roster being pillaged by injuries in the Thursday night matchup, the Seahawks are going to need every contribution they can get from their still healthy stars. In spite of the rash of ailments suffered against the Cardinals, the team is still in a very solid position as they look to jockey for playoff position over the next seven weeks.