Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012 9:15 AM
Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals
ARI 20 SEA 16
Releasing a superstar, choosing a rookie quarterback over the man they paid and bringing on a receiver past his prime, doesn't really sound like a great way to go about an off-season. That's exactly what the Seahawks and Pete Caroll did this off-season.
The story of the preseason and the most unexpected rookie starting quarterback Russel Wilson had a lackluster performance in his debut. He threw for 153 yards and a touchdown.
Marshawn Lynch was questionable going into Sunday with back spasms and all signs pointed to him not playing. He played, and played well rushing the ball 21 times for 85 yards. He also caught 2 passes for 12 yards. Robert Turbin barely saw the field on offense and only rushed two times for 5 yards and had one catch for two yards.
Braylon Edwards led the team in receiving hauling in 5 catches for 43 yards. Sidney Rice was able to find the end-zone but only had four receptions for 36 yards.
Zach Miller finished the game with three receptions and 40 yards. Still not enough to be considered in fantasy circles.
With a quarterback competition that lasted all off-season, the Arizona Cardinals came into Sunday with alot of uncertainty. A week of practice that saw their oft-injured starting running back get hurt again on Thursday and not know if and how he would play.
John Skelton started the game for the Cardinals and complete 50% of his passes for 149 yards before going down with a low ankle sprain. Kevin Kolb came in to lead the Cardinals on what was a game winning drive going 6 of 8 for 66 yards and a touchdown.
Beanie Wells was injured (hamstring) Thursday but did suit up for the game where he was a non-factor carrying the ball seven times for 14 yards. Ryan Williams struggled as well gaining only nine yards on eight carries as the Cardinals weren't able to get anything going on the ground.
Larry Fitzgerald was held to only four receptions for 63 yards. You can blame bad quarterback play for that and maybe a little bit on the coverage. Andre Roberts finished the game with 5 catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. Roberts helped himself in landing the no. 2 wide receiver role with the solid outing. Early Doucet caught three passes for 32 yards.
Todd Heap had three catches for 32 yards.
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