The Seattle Seahawks (11-4) took control of the NFC West after destroying the Arizona Cardinals (11-4) on the road, 35-6. Seattle tight end Luke Willson played out of his mind during the victory, as he scored two of the Seahawks four touchdowns — the other two were scored by running back Marshawn Lynch.
Seattle’s dominating offensive performance saw the return of Beast Mode in the fourth quarter, as Lynch broke off a 79-yard touchdown run that was reminiscent of the 2009 Beast Quake. In fact, he even jumped across the goal line backwards…while holding his crotch.
It was the second touchdown run of the game for the star running back. His first touchdown of the game was on a six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give the Seahawks a 14-3 lead.
Quarterback Russell Wilson scored the final touchdown of the game. Wilson kept the ball on a read-option and ran outside of the left tackle, where he was met by linebacker Alex Okafor…and Wilson stiff armed him. The quarterback then out ran two more Cardinals’ defenders to the end zone. He completed 64.5% of his passes for 339 yards, good for 10.4 yards per completion, and two touchdowns.
Seattle’s first touchdown was scored by Willson on a 80-yard touchdown pass from Wilson. The tight end was streaking down field, behind the Arizona secondary. Wilson threw a dime of a pass to Willson, which he caught, and took it to the end zone. Willson caught two more passes, including a 20-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
The Seahawks’ offense was unstoppable on Sunday, as the team put up 596 yards and averaged 8.9 yards per play. Seattle was extremely effective through the air (10.4 yards per catch) and on the ground (7.9 yards per rush). Seattle didn’t turn the ball over once, while the Cardinals tossed two interceptions.
Seattle scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach, as the Seahawks took control of the NFC West. If the Hawks beat the Rams next week, Seattle will win its division for the second straight year and will be guaranteed a first round bye.