4:05 PM ET, October 18, 2009
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
SEATTLE -- Kurt Warner was back to throwing with MVP-like precision. Larry Fitzgerald was dominating again, catching everything near him. The defense was swarming, putting the Arizona Cardinals back to the top of the mild NFC West after early-season mediocrity.Determining whether the defending conference champions are back to elite status comes next.
Putting on the Fitz
The Cardinals haven't had as much success getting the ball to Larry Fitzgerald in their first four games. But on Sunday, Fitzgerald caught 13 of 15 balls thrown his way for his first 100-yard game of the season.
|First 4 gms||SUN vs SEA|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• The Cardinals strung together consecutive wins in the regular season for the first time since Weeks 9-11 of last season.
• Kurt Warner reached 30,000 career passing yards on a 16-yard scoring pass to Steve Breaston.
• Larry Fitzgerald matched a career high with 13 receptions, including a TD, and reached 100 yards reeiving for the 25th time in his career.
• The Seahawks had a franchise-low 14 yards rushing, with no player totaling more than five yards on the ground.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Steve Breaston outjumped CB Kelly Jennings for a 16-yard TD pass from Warner to put Arizona up 24-3 late in the third quarter. That tied Warner with Dan Marino as the fastest to reach 30,000 yards passing. They did it in their 114th career game. Peyton Manning did it in 115. ... Seattle's best pass wasn't even Hasselbeck's. Jon Ryan faked a punt and shot putted a pass to wide-open TE John Carlson for a 42-yard gain. That led to a 28-yard field goal by Olindo Mare.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||2.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-5||0-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||4:24||Larry Fitzgerald 2 Yard Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 80 yds, 10:42
|TD||3:10||Tim Hightower 2 Yard Run (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 23 yds, 1:11
|FG||13:42||Neil Rackers 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 12 yds, 3:46
|FG||4:00||Olindo Mare 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yds, 4:12
|TD||2:59||Steve Breaston 16 Yard Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 41 yds, 2:14
|FG||6:09||Neil Rackers 31 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yds, 0:38