Fast Facts: Seahawks’ free fall continues with 23-13 loss to Arizona

Nov 21, 2021, 4:31 PM | Updated: 6:28 pm

The Seahawks’ season has gone from bad to worse.

Seattle’s offensive woes continued as it couldn’t keep up with an Arizona team missing its star quarterback and top wide receiver, losing to the Cardinals 23-13 at Lumen Field on Sunday to fall to 3-7 on the season.

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In Russell Wilson’s second game back from a midseason finger injury and surgery, the Seahawks QB once again battled inconsistent accuracy and decision making. Arizona backup Colt McCoy, playing in place of Kyler Murray while the Cardinals QB rested an ankle injury for a third straight game, was much more effective, as he beat the Seahawks for the third time in his career.

The NFC West-leading Cardinals improved to 9-2 with the victory. Seattle will meet Arizona again in Week 18 of the regular season.

The Seahawks have lost five of their last six games, with the lone win during that stretch coming against the 2-8 Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Read the fast facts from Sunday’s game below.

Scoring plays and highlights

The Seahawks struggled to do anything on offense in the first quarter, allowing the Cardinals to take a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Colt McCoy to tight end Zach Ertz about 12 minutes into the game.

Ertz had another short touchdown catch in the second quarter, which was sandwiched by a pair of 27-yard field goals by Seattle’s Jason Myers, as the Cardinals led 13-6 at haltime.

Arizona kicker Matt Prater hit a field goal from 53 yards in the third quarter to push the Cardinals’ lead to 10 points.

The Seahawks finally scored their first touchdown since Russell Wilson’s return from injury last week on a 2-yard DeeJay Dallas rush.

That was a surprising outburst from the Seattle offense, which took all of five plays to go 74 yards to the end zone. Tyler Lockett caught a deep bomb from Wilson for 48 yards to start the drive, and Dallas added runs of 7 and 15 yards.

Prater kept Seattle in the game, missing two field goals and an extra point attempt.

The Cardinals had an apparent touchdown catch reversed late in the fourth quarter, then Seattle safety Jamal Adams was called for pass interference on a third-and-goal pass attempt, allowing Arizona’s James Conner to put the game away with a 1-yard score.


Russell Wilson was held to 14 of 26 passing for 207 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He was also sacked four times for a loss of 27 yards.

Tyler Lockett caught four passes for 115 yards, while Gerald Everett (37 yards) and DK Metcalf (31 yards) chipped in three and four receptions, respectively.

Alex Collins led Seahawks rushers with 36 yards on 10 carries.

Linebacker Jordyn Brooks had 15 tackles, including one tackle for loss, and Bobby Wagner added 14 tackles. Cornerback Sidney Jones added 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss, and had an interception called back after review.

Bryan Mone made 1.5 sacks, while Poona Ford added a half-sack.

For the Cardinals, Colt McCoy completed 35 of 44 passes for 328 yards and two touchdowns.

James Conner rushed 21 times for 62 yards and a touchdown, while Zach Ertz (eight catches, 88 yards, two TDs), A.J. Green (four catches, 78 yards) and Rondale Moore (11 catches, 51 yards) led Arizona’s passing attack.

Chandler Jones led Arizona with two sacks.

Seahawks injury notes

Running back Rashaad Penny ran for 18 yards on the first play of the game but missed the rest of the first half with an apparent leg injury. He returned in the third quarter.

Rookie cornerback Tre Brown suffered a knee injury in the first half and did not return. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after the game Brown has a patella injury, which likely spells the end of his season.

Up next for the Seahawks

Seattle will get an extra day of rest before hitting the road for a Monday night game against the 4-6 Washington Football Team on Nov. 29. Coverage of the 5:15 p.m. game will begin on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM with the pregame show at 2 p.m.

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