The Seahawks traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to face the Cardinals in an NFC West matchup. Despite a better performance than in the first game against the Cardinals, the Seahawks saw an early 14-0 lead dissipate in a 31-20 defeat.
Hours before kickoff, offensive coordinator Greg Knapp went over his game plan in the locker room.
Defensive linemen Red Bryant and Derek Walker worked on technique on the field long before fans entered the stadium.
Seahawks offensive linemen make their walk through the dark walkways beneath the stands on their way to the field.
Seattle’s defense tried valiantly to get to Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner, who was often just out-of-reach.
Aaron Curry and Darryl Tapp stopped the run in the first quarter.
The defense stiffened in the red zone in the first half, and stopped the Cardinals on a goal line stand.
Linebacker David Hawthorne celebrates after stopping Arizona on fourth-and-one, preventing a score.
Starting running back Julius Jones walks off the field with a chest injury, which will keep him off the field for a least a week.
In place of Jones, Justin Forsett stepped in, and scored on a 11-yard run to give Seattle a 7-0 lead.
Running back Louis Rankin gained 12 yards on this play.
On the sidelines, T.J. Houshmandzadeh conferred with Matt Hasselbeck and the coaches.
Tight end John Carlson raced towards the end zone untouched as the Seahawks took a 14-0 lead on 31-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck to Carlson in the second quarter.
Greg Knapp, whose offense gained 472 yards against the Cardinals, celebrates after Carlson’s touchdown.
Marcus Trufant wrestles down Arizona receiver Anquan Boldin.
Seattle rookie Deon Butler went deep, but Arizona’s Antrel Rolle knocked it away.
Butler went deep along the sideline again, and this time the ball was deflected by Arizona’s Bryant McFadden.
Seattle’s T.J. Houshmandzadeh kept his feet inbounds on this catch, one of his game-high nine receptions for 165 yards.
After the game, Arizona’s Kurt Warner and Seattle Marcus Trufant shook hands at midfield.