The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 22-16 Thursday in Arizona thanks to some big plays from Russell Wilson.
Most of the game was choppy with penalties and injuries ruining flow, but Wilson entertained with his legs and arm to help the Seahawks (6-3) gain ground on the Rams (6-2) in the NFC West.
The Seahawks potentially lost All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman for the year after he left the game with a heel injury, and he indicated that it could be a serious injury. Still, the Seahawks continued to apply pressure on hapless Drew Stanton, forcing poor throws and stifling Peterson on the ground.
Seattle has now won five of its last six games, and defensive pressure is a big reason why they’ve enjoyed recent success.
The Broncos have lost five straight games and they have not been competitive in those matchups, losing them all by double-digits and a combined total of 97 points. Even worse, they lost by 28 and 25 points in back-to-back blowout losses to the Eagles and the Patriots. The Broncos are also the only team to lose to the Giants this season.
“You’re going to lose football games in this league, but the way it’s gone about it, not being competitive is probably the thing that concerns me the most,’’ Elway said. “I think we have it on our football team. We’ve got to learn to be able to battle through those. Obviously, they’ve come in clumps and we haven’t been able to overcome it. But until we do overcome that, you know, it’s going to tough to win football games.’’