GLENDALE, Ariz. – Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Arizona Cardinals 33-22 on Thursday night.
The Seahawks (6-1) intercepted two of Carson Palmer’s passes, converting both into touchdowns, and sacked him seven times, twice by Chris Clemons, who had been questionable for the game with a hyperextended elbow.
Arizona (3-4) got a touchdown and one of its three field goals after Wilson twice fumbled while being sacked deep in Seattle territory.
Palmer has thrown 11 interceptions in the last five games and 13 this season, second only to Eli Manning’s 15.
Seattle sent the Cardinals to their seventh straight loss against an NFC West foe.
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.