The Seahawks jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and beat the Arizona Cardinals 21-10. As fans expected, the Seahawks shut down Edgerrin James, holding him to 64 yards rushing and 33 yards receiving. Shaun Alexander didn't do too much better, only getting 89 yards rushing and 9 yards receiving. The Seahawks barely outgained the Cardinals through the air, 195-191. The difference was red zone offense: the 'Hawks scored two touchdowns in two red zone trips, the Cards didn't even make it into the red zone.
Here's a quick reality check list (more commentary on Page 2):
1. The Seahawks defense is that good.
2. The Cardinals offensive line is that bad.
3. The Seahawks offensive line needs to get consistent in a hurry (and Pork Chop got dinged again, it's probably time to start Chris Spencer in his place).
4. The Seahawks special teams still need work (another field goal was blocked today).
UPDATE: Arizona head coach Dennis Green acknowledges the reality check with this quote to AP Sports writer Greg Bell:
"We are not as good as them," a humbled coach Dennis Green said. "I think they are indeed the No. 1 team in the National Football Conference.
"And we are not."
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