Seattle Seahawks: 3 Takeaways from 20-17 win over Arizona

Sebastian Janikowski, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Sebastian Janikowski, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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Barkevious Mingo, Jarran Reed, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks won their first road game of the season, 20-17 over Arizona. Herb Nightingale has three takeaways from the game.

The Seattle Seahawks pulled out a last-minute 20-17 victory in Arizona on Sunday. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who earlier missed two field goals, nailed a 52-yarder with no time on the clock to the Seahawks back home with a win.

Seahawks Defense

I would say the Seahawks defense had its ups and downs all day long. They bent but didn’t break. The D was sharp against the Cardinals rushing game, holding them to 92 yards on 28 attempts. Actually, Seattle didn’t do too bad against the pass either.

Arizona gained 171 yards through the air. Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen threw 27 times completing 15. He made it difficult for the Hawks secondary by throwing the ball where only his receivers could catch the ball, even with defenders draped all over them. Rosen could have done more damage, but an apparent second-quarter touchdown pass was overturned.

If the defenders can continue this way, the Seahawks may have a winning season. The defensive line play has picked it up the past few weeks. Additionally, the linebackers have been making plays, the unit can only get better once K.J. Wright returns. Even the secondary, minus a key member, remains quite good.