Russell Wilson throws 2 TDs as Seahawks hold off Cardinals

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, left, catches a pass for a touchdown ahead of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals scrambles with the ball against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Dan Arnold #85 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a touchdown pass while covered by Jayson Stanley #29 of the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Dan Arnold #85 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a touchdown pass while covered by Jayson Stanley #29 of the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball in the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf battle for position during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Kenyan Drake #41 of the Arizona Cardinals dives in for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Maxx Williams #87 of the Arizona Cardinals catches the ball during the second quarter of their game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Jalen Thompson #34 of the Arizona Cardinals leaves the field after an injury in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    Angelo Blackson #96 of the Arizona Cardinals sacks Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Carlos Hyde #30 of the Seattle Seahawks is knocked out of bounds by Budda Baker #32 and Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Carlos Hyde #30 of the Seattle Seahawks runs in for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, greets running back Carlos Hyde after Hyde scored a touchdown during the second half of Thursday night’s game against the Cardinals in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

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    Carlos Hyde #30 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with teammates after he ran in for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (29) catches a pass for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Carlos Dunlap #43 of the Seattle Seahawks sacks Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals in the final minute of their game at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals stands on the field during their game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 19: Carlos Dunlap #43 of the Seattle Seahawks is congratulated by teammates after he sacked Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals in the final minute of their game at Lumen Field on November 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst performance of the season to throw for two touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved back on top of the NFC West with a 28-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.

Wilson was flawless, erasing the mistakes from the past four weeks when Seattle dropped three of four, including losses in the past two weeks to Buffalo and the Rams. The skid left Seattle in a three-way tie on top of the NFC West with the Rams and Cardinals.

For a few days, Seattle (7-3) will be back on top alone until the Rams play on Monday night against Tampa Bay. It was an important victory for the Seahawks heading into the softest part of their schedule, with four upcoming games against teams with a combined 8-28-1 record.

Wilson was 23 of 28 for 197 yards and touchdown passes of 25 yards to DK Metcalf and 11 yards to Tyler Lockett in the first half. Wilson had committed 10 turnovers in the previous four games combined, a stretch that started with Seattle’s 37-34 overtime loss to Arizona in Week 7.

Lockett, who had 15 catches for 200 yards and three TDs in the first meeting with Arizona, had another nine catches for 67 yards.

But the biggest boost for Seattle was the return of its run game. Carlos Hyde rushed for 79 yards and a 2-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and Seattle finished with 165 yards rushing.

Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins couldn’t rekindle the magic from their last-second touchdown to beat Buffalo last Sunday. Murray was 29 of 42 for 269 yards and two touchdowns, but Seattle was able to get the kind of pressure on the quarterback that was missing from the first meeting.

And that pressure came through in the closing seconds. On fourth-and-10 at the Seattle 27 with 38 seconds left, Carlos Dunlap got around the edge and tackled Murray for his second sack of the night. Seattle finished with three sacks and seven QB hits after not touching Murray in the first meeting.

Arizona (6-4) closed to 23-21 with 13:19 left when Murray capped a 15-play, 90-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Chase Edmonds. The Cardinals’ defense held, but backed up near their goal line, J.R. Sweezy was called for holding on L.J. Collier in the end zone, giving Seattle a safety with 9:12 left.

Arizona almost didn’t get the ball back. Seattle ran nearly seven minutes off the clock and Jason Myers’ 41-yard field goal gave the Seahawks a 28-21 lead with 2:19 to go.

INJURIES

Arizona lost starting safety Jalen Thompson in the closing seconds of the first half with a right leg injury. Thompson had to be helped off the field and onto a cart, putting no weight on the leg.

Seattle tight end Greg Olsen tumbled to the ground early in the fourth quarter with what the team fears is a ruptured fascia in his left foot, Coach Pete Carroll said. Olsen,35, went down before contact and was helped off the field without putting weight on the leg. … Seattle also lost right tackle Brandon Shell in the fourth quarter.

700 CLUB

Hopkins became the youngest player in league history to reach 700 career receptions with his lone catch in the first half. Hopkins, 28, bettered the previous record held by his teammate, Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was just past his 29th birthday when he reached 700 catches.

But Hopkins was limited to five catches for 51 yards. Fitzgerald led Arizona with eight receptions.

UP NEXT

The Cardinals play at New England on Sunday, Nov. 29.

The Seahawks play at Philadelphia on Monday, Nov. 30.

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