Quarter notes: Fourth

Pete Carroll

In a nutshell: After the Seahawks’ avalanche of points in the first three quarters – including 28 in the second – they settled for seven points when Leon Washington ran 3 yards for a TD with 2:32 remaining.

Players of the quarter: The Seahawks’ backups. QB Matt Flynn got his first snaps of the season. The backup O-line also got in. Some players who have played sparingly on defense made some plays. Rookie Robert Turbin went over 100 yards rushing for the game, giving the Seahawks their first pair of 100-yard rushers (Marshawn Lynch was the other) since 2005 – when Shaun Alexander and Maurice Morris did it against the Texans.

Play of the quarter: Just how big a rout was this? The Seahawks went for it on a fourth-and-23 play from the Cardinals’ 33 with roughly seven minutes to play. The pass into the end zone from Flynn went off the hands of rookie wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.

Number of the quarter: 58, as in points, which is the franchise record for most in a game. The previous record was 56 against the Bills in 1977. The only other time the Seahawks topped 50 was in 1983, in an overtime win against the Chiefs.


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