Seahawks rout Cardinals 58-0

7:48 PM, Dec 9, 2012   |    comments
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Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Seattle didn't even need its offense to win this game as the Seahawks dominated the Arizona Cardinals, 58-0.

Seattle's defense had four interceptions in the game, including one returned for a touchdown and recovered four fumbles, two of which came on muffed punts and one of those was returned for a touchdown.

However, the team also got a huge day from Marshawn Lynch as he carried the ball 11 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns in the most lopsided win in team history. He now has 1,266 yards on the season, a new career-high.

Russell Wilson didn't need to do too much as the defense and Lynch took care of most of the game, but he did throw a touchdown on 7-of-13 attempts for 148 yards with an interception for the Seahawks (8-5), who kept pace in the chase for the NFC West as the team remains a half-game behind the 49ers, who defeated Miami on Sunday.

Seattle set a franchise record in points for a single game and largest shutout win.

The quarterback carousel for Arizona didn't get any better as John Skelton, who was named the starter for a third different time this season earlier in the week, was picked off four times and also lost a fumble. He managed just 74 yards on 11-of-22 attempts before getting pulled for rookie Ryan Lindley, who was benched after last week's poor performance against the Jets.

Since starting the season with four straight wins, the Cardinals (4-9) have been in a free-fall as they now have lost an NFL-leading nine straight games.

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