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What The Seahawks Said Following Their 22-16 Victory Over The Arizona Cardinals

Postgame quotes from the Seahawks following the team's Week 10 win against the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Postgame quotes from the Seahawks following the team's Week 10 win against the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Head Coach Pete Carroll

(Opening statement…) "Well, that was a really tough football game. I'm so proud to see the guys battle so hard. So many guys had to go in and out, switch spots and all that kind of stuff just to get through this game. It was a major battle, I know, on both sides. They did the same thing. We're very fortunate to get the win. It was hard-fought and a division opportunity. Those are hard to come by and to get them on the road is always good. The defense did a fantastic job of stopping what I felt like what they wanted to do: run the football. They were pretty dedicated to it. To play with that kind of consistency and only give up 30 yards rushing when they really wanted to go was a fantastic effort by those guys. That's the discipline, attention to details and tough – one play after another against an awesome, all-time back. Really great job. It's hard to be fired up about this because a lot of guys got banged up today. I just feel terrible about it, but they just kept fighting, clawing and scratching. It is what it is. I thought Russell (Wilson) did a nice job tonight. He was resourceful. We held onto the football sometimes, that's when we got rushed and needed to get the ball out better. But, all in all, he found his way and made enough plays to get this thing done. The phenomenal play between Doug (Baldwin) and Russ was…I can't wait to see it again. It seemed like it took forever. It was just fantastic execution and chemistry between those two guys to get that done. It was just a lot of hard-nose, tough football and we're fortunate to get some days off because we're going to need it."

(On how the play between Wilson and Baldwin changed the momentum of the game…) "It really did. It was an igniter. We needed to get separated on the score. They were hanging on to that 15-10 thing. We needed to get out and it became a two-score deal. We don't like giving up that last touchdown, but we were just working the clock and making sure they didn't get a chance to get it back. It worked out fine. But, that was an extraordinary play. Like I said, I need to see it again. I can't imagine all those spins and all that stuff he was doing just to find the time."

(On how well Chancellor played…) "He played a fantastic game. There was just some remarkable football being played by those guys tonight."

(On Sherman being gone for the season…) "I don't know, I don't even know how to address that right now. He's been just a bastion of consistency, competitiveness and toughness through all of the stuff that we've worked through. It's been awesome. It's been hard, it's been challenging, and he's been extraordinary. Almost an iconic player in this league. He's going to have to sit. I'll try not to go overboard on this, but that's just the way I feel. We'll miss the heck out of him. He'll be with us every step of the way when he can but we'll miss the heck out of him."

(On TE Jimmy Graham's performance…) "Jimmy coming through, Russ finding the pass. He threw it up and gave him a chance to get up for it and then there was beautiful execution down there on the goal line. I know everyone's been wanting to see that and we're seeing that. Jimmy is doing a great job and Russell is doing a great job with it. He's just that kind of player. You can really, you know it's coming and you can get it anyway. Pretty extraordinary."

(On DE Dion Jordan getting his first sack…)"I didn't see much about the sack, but I know the guys were fired up about how tough he played. He didn't play football for two years so his family drove down to the game and all. I'm ecstatic for him. It's been such a haul. I'm really proud of that whole thing."

Cornerback Shaquill Griffin

(On the game tonight…) "It was up and down. There were people going down. You never want to see anybody go through that. But seeing (Richard) Sherman go down, everybody has to step up. I have to thank my team for being ready and prepared to come in and take his spot. We acted like we never missed a beat. Stuff like that is going to happen through the season, but I appreciate my team for being prepared and being ready. If the ball came to me, I know I had to step up. That was my main thing. I wanted to redeem myself, and I felt like I did."

(On how Sherman was still helping the team from the sidelines…) "Just being Sherman. Just sitting there and continuing to motivate us. He was injured, but you didn't see him go in the locker room. He sat there and stayed up and continued to motivate us during the whole time. Even when I was out there, he was giving me tips and stuff that he had seen. That's just Sherman. He's always there to help. It's hard to take Sherm out, but even with his injury, he's still there playing with us. We appreciate him for that."

(On the confidence gained from tonight's win…) "It's huge. Coming off of the loss that we had, that's something that we needed. I feel like this is going to boost us for the rest of the season. That's an awesome win."

Defensive Tackle Sheldon Richardson

(On how the run defense stopped RB Adrian Peterson…)"Everybody did their job. Sound gap discipline. Just attacking the ball, attacking him, and attacking everything."

(On the momentum swing of his early fumble recovery…)"It gave us a boost and took the momentum. It was a momentum swing. They had the fans in it, and the first play of their offensive drive we go out there and get the turnover. That's big."

Quarterback Russell Wilson

(On the play to WR Doug Baldwin…) "I saw Chandler Jones and whenever you see him right there it is never a good thing. I was trying to find a way to get some space and get away from him. I think I spun back twice or whatever and gave Dough a chance to make a play when he was one-on-one. I don't think anyone can cover Doug yet one-on-one, he's pretty special so I gave him a chance and he made a play."

(On TE Jimmy Graham…) "Well Jimmy's doing a great job. He's arguably one of the best tight ends to ever play the game, he's playing spectacular and doing what we know he can do and we just give him chances and we are finding our way. We're working at it."

(On how to process the win with so many injured players…)"We definitely lost some of our top players. To see Richard Sherman go down, that was tough. A guy that works so hard, he's a great teammate, he's a guy who is dedicated to the game, dedicated to his teammates. It's a tough sport we play so when you see guys like that go down, you get a little emotional because the guy works so hard to be great and to be who he is. He is going to be a Hall of Fame corner. To lose a guy like that is never good. There are other guys who went down. I thought Matt Tobin stepped in when Duane (Brown) went down, he stepped in and it got a little hectic there for a bit but he settled down and did a really good job."

(On what the process is like as a team leader to lift the team emotionally…) "I think that the next guy has to step up first of all. Second of all, this is a family. When one guy gets hurt, we all feel it, but we all rally together to make that person feel better and our team better and do whatever it takes. We have to do whatever it takes to win. We have to find a way. To lose a guy like that? Like I said, you can't replace him. For us, we just have to be a little bit better."

Linebacker Bobby Wagner

(On the defense's performance…)"Defense, I think we played well. Definitely did well in the run game. We got after them, it was a hard fought game. We knew they were going to try to give the ball to AP (Adrian Peterson) a lot. We got after them."

(On what they saw that led to the safety…) "They run the same play over and over again. It's crunch every single time. They were back there, we were just like 'run crunch, everybody shoot their gap' and that's what happened. K.J. (Wright) shot the gap and opened it up for Kam (Chancellor) to come in and get the safety."

(On playing on Thursday night on short rest…) "It's extremely tough. If you watch the game, you see there's guys dropping down on both sides with serious injuries, minor injuries. We play a very physical game, a physical sport, and to ask us to turn around and be ready after Sunday, to turn around and have our bodies ok on that Thursday is really tough for us to do. I hope the league is watching and will hopefully look at it and see what happens and it changes format. I think if you're going to give us a Thursday night game, you can give us a little more time in between, maybe a bye week before the Thursday night game. That's my opinion."

(On how he processes the win despite the injuries suffered…)"It's a good division win. It's a good team win, road win, but it's hard to truly appreciate it when you see a lot of your guys down with minor injuries, serious injuries. You just have wait and let it sink in, check on everybody that got hurt and hopefully it's not as bad as we thought it was."

Defensive Tackle Nazair Jones

(On the defense's performance against the run…)"It's just a testament to the guys, knowing they're going to come in and try to run the ball. Our defensive line, our defensive tackles in particular, we've got to bow up and stop that run"

(On DE Dion Jordan's sack…) "It is absolutely a blessing to see him out there. He worked so hard in the offseason and training camp and everything, just to get back out there with us on the practice field and today he got his chance. I'm proud of him."

(On getting the win despite the injuries…)"That's what it's all about, just finding a way to win the game. We've got a couple days off now and we'll try to get everybody recovered and be ready for the next game."

Center Justin Britt

(On if he was able to see a replay of QB Russell Wilson's scrambling pass to WR Doug Baldwin…) "Yeah, a Houdini play. I had a front row seat. I was trying to catch up to Russ while he was spinning out three defenders and next thing I see is, I see the ball and I think he throws it away and then I see Doug jump like 30 feet in the air and grab that ball and take off. I thought he was going to score, but I guess the guy had an angle on him."

(On if that's one of Wilson and Baldwin's greatest plays together…) "Oh I don't know. I can't think of all of them. I would say that's up there. I feel like they've done a lot more Houdini-ish stuff, so that's up for you guys to decide."

(On the confidence boost from a road win against a divisional opponent…)"We expect to come in here and win. We expect to come in here and dominate. We understand it's a championship opportunity every week and so whenever we come out here and get the win, no matter how we get the win, we always have stuff to work on. As long as we get the win, that's our goal and that's why we came in."

Game action photos from the Seahawks' 22-16 victory over the in Week 10 at University of Phoenix Stadium. 

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