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Monday Round-Up: Media Reactions To The Seahawks' 20-10 Win over the Arizona Cardinals

Local and national media react to Seattle’s Week 7 win over the Arizona Cardinals.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, October 23 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Media Reacts To Seattle's Week 7 Win Over Arizona

After three weeks away from home, Seattle returned to Lumen Field on Sunday, defeating the Arizona Cardinals 20-10. Overcoming adversity continues to be the storyline of Seattle’s season, as the Seahawks fought through injuries, turnovers and a scoreless second half on Sunday to claim victory.

Seattle started its fifth offensive line combination of the year with center Evan Brown ruled out pregame (hip). But the offense made strides, as running back Kenneth Walker III notched his first 100-yard game of the year (105). Rookie wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba came up big in the absence of receiver DK Metcalf (ribs), with four receptions for 63 yards and his first-career touchdown.

Fellow rookie Jake Bobo scored his second-career touchdown in dramatic fashion, with an acrobatic grab and toe-tap in the back of the end zone late in the first half. Seattle's offense overcame three turnovers, outgaining (318) Arizona (249) in total yardage. Arizona's struggles came in great part to the Seahawks defense, which held the Cardinals scoreless in the second half.

The win marked the third-consecutive opponent (Giants, Bengals, Cardinals) that Seattle's defense has held under 250 yards of total offense. Coach Pete Carroll discussed the win following the contest.

"Really solid win for us to get this done coming back home for a second," said Carroll. "We haven't been here in a while. We were trying to put together some consistency playing here. And where the consistency showed up was with our defense. They did a fantastic job again today to go back out at halftime, after halftime and shut them down and not give anything up and just play really good football. To answer the bell, we had three horrible turnovers in this game. It's so hard to win it, minus-3 in a game. So the game stays close because of that but the defensive guys did a great job going out answering the bell. I think they got three points out of three turnovers. That's huge. It's a big source of pride to us that we do that well. And we have been doing it well during the season already and we just did it again. I'm really fired up about that. The pass rush was alive again today. A lot of opportunities for us to go get it. And I was really fired up that we finished it. That's the way we live to finish games here at Lumen, and chasing the quarterback around, getting sacks and ending it like that. Geno had a really nice solid game, solid game. And numbers were good. Brought the pups to life in this game. It was great to see Jaxon get his first touchdown. He had a number of contributions. And Bobo, a frickin' circus grab to hold that ball and get it by an eyelash down there and make that touchdown. It was a great play by both Geno and Bobo. But it's great for us, here we are, coming to the halfway point and having the pups play like that, they can play like starters. And they did. So that's a great accomplishment through the process. That's what we shoot for. And so really fired up to be able to say that. Those guys can go out there and play and it doesn't matter what's going on or who's in the game or whatever, they'll play like starters. Kenny (Walker) had a good day. It was a hard, tough day. Got over 100 yards, I think, that's what I heard. He battled all day long and really did a nice job. So I think that the guys up front, somebody gave me the number that this is the fifth variation of our offensive line; is that right? Okay, that's challenging. But those guys did well today. It was a really good job by those guys getting a 100-yard rusher and protecting the quarterback enough so we could play a good football game. A lot of good stuff. Penalties still were a factor. But today we got better on third downs, both sides. I think we were 7-13 on offense, which is a great improvement. And might have been like 5-15, something like that on defense. We did it last week as well. And that's a big deal for the way we're playing. That's why things are turning a little bit. Fired up that we're going places and we got out of there pretty healthy other than Uchenna (Nwosu). He has a pec strain and we don't know anything about the extent of it at this point."

Seattle remains at home this weekend, as they take on the 4-2 Cleveland Browns.

Read more on the thoughts of local and national media following Thursday's contest here:

Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: With no DK, Seahawks rookies Bobo and JSN come up huge.

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Check out some of the best action shots from Week 7 vs. the Cardinals at Lumen Field on October 22, 2023. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.

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