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Seattle up 31-16 over Arizona in 4th quarter

By JOHN MARSHALL - AP Sports Writer
    2013-10-17 22:09

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch scored on a 2-yard run and Russell Wilson threw his third touchdown pass of the game, giving the Seattle Seahawks a 31-16 lead over the Arizona Cardinals early in the fourth quarter Thursday night.

The Cardinals used a late second-quarter rally to pull to 17-10 at halftime, but Seattle started to pull away in the third quarter.

After Arizona's Jay Feely kicked his second field goal, from 52 yards, the Seahawks pounded the ball down the field for a 1-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Kellen Davis. Brandon Browner had an interception on Arizona's next drive by stepping in front of Michael Floyd and returned it 49 yards to Arizona's 1, setting up Lynch's TD run that put the Seahawks up 31-13.

The Cardinals sacked Wilson for a fumble deep in Arizona's end for the second time late in the third quarter, but had to settle for another field goal by Feely in the fourth.

Seattle dominated Arizona in the teams' last meeting in 2012 and picked up where it left off, with Wilson hitting Sidney Rice on a 31-yard touchdown pass and connecting with tight end Zach Miller on a diving 15-yard score in the back of the end zone in the second quarter.

Arizona finally gained some momentum after Wilson was stuffed on a fourth-and-1 near midfield by Calais Campbell, who was back after being carted off the field with a next injury against San Francisco last week. Feely capped the ensuing drive with a 49-yard field goal.

Two plays later, Arizona's Matt Shaughnessy came around the left end and sacked Wilson, whose fumble was recovered by Campbell at Seattle's 3. Rashard Mendenhall scored through a huge hole off right tackle for the Cardinals' first touchdown against Seattle since Sept. 9, 2012.

A tight road game was nothing new for the Seahawks.

Seattle has won 11 straight games at home, but its games have been a little tougher on the road.

The Seahawks' lone loss was at Indianapolis and its two road wins were close, by five at Carolina and by a field goal in overtime at Houston.

Seattle came into Thursday night's game with seven losses in nine games at University of Phoenix Stadium, including 20-16 in Wilson's debut last September. The Seahawks became a much better team after that under their elusive-and-undersized quarterback, winning their final five games in 2012, including a 58-0 stomping of the Cardinals that helped facilitate the firing of Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Seattle went on to reach the playoffs and has been one of the NFL's best teams this season, winning four of its first five games.

The Seahawks had no trouble moving against Arizona's defense on their opening drive, starting with Wilson's 11-yard run on Seattle's first play from scrimmage. Seattle picked up more yards in big chunks, moving 83 yards in five plays for Wilson's touchdown pass to Rice.

Seattle moved quickly again on its next drive and Miller, who missed the previous two games with a hamstring injury, capping it by laying out in the back of the end zone to give the Seahawks a 14-0 lead.

Arizona picked up some nice wins in its first season under new coach Bruce Arians, reaching 3-2 with a solid win over Carolina at home on Oct. 6 before losing a mistake-filled, 23-20 game at San Francisco last week.

The Cardinals' defense, as it has most of the season, was solid against the defending Super Bowl champions, but the offense had four turnovers, including two fumbles in crucial situations.

Quarterback Carson Palmer also had two interceptions in the game and has nine the past four games.

He figured to extra excited for this game, going against his old college coach, Pete Carroll. Palmer won the Heisman Trophy playing for Carroll at USC and had not faced him since he became an NFL coach.

It didn't go so well. Palmer threw an interception in the first quarter, when Browner broke up a pass intended for Larry Fitzgerald and Earl Thomas gathered the deflection before rolling out of bounds. Palmer's 13th interception of the season came when Floyd failed to come back to the ball and Browner stepped in front.

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