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IN PHOTOS: Cardinals ground Seahawks 17-10


SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks may be Super Bowl contenders, but on Sunday the Arizona Cardinals upset them 17-10 with a super effort at CenturyLink Field.

It was Seattle's first home loss since a Dec. 24, 2011 game against Seattle, and the first home defeat for Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson

Seattle took a 10-9 lead with 7:32 remaining when Wilson hit tight end Zach Miller with an 11-yard touchdown pass.

But the Cardinals moved methodically from their 20 and regained the lead on a 3-and-6, 31-yard TD toss from Carson Palmer to Michael Floyd. Rashard Mendenhall ran for a two-point conversion.

Seattle got the ball at its 26 with 2:13 left, but on the first play Karlos Dansby of Arizona intercepted a Wilson pass that bounced off the arm of Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin.

The Cardinals ran for a first down, and then ran out the clock.

Seattle (12-3) still can clinch the NFC West with a victory at home at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 against the St. Louis Rams in the regular-season finale.

Arizona (10-5) remained in the NFL playoff hunt. The Cards' final game is Sunday against visiting San Francisco.

The Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games. Sunday's victory was their first at Seattle since October 2009.

Arizona's defense throttled the Seahawks, holding Wilson to 11-of-27 passing and 108 yards in the air and limiting Marshawn Lynch to 71 yards rushing on 18 carries.

Seattle intercepted Palmer four times. He was 13 of 25 for 178 yards.

  • Photos courtesy of Michael Workman

  • Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd hauls in the winning touchdown catch Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

  • Seattle Seahawks Pete Carroll leaves the field after his team's third loss of the season.

  • The scoreboard tells the story of Arizona's victory over Seattle.

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer winds up for a throw from the pocket.

  • Arizona's pass rush puts some heat on Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.

  • Marshawn Lynch of Seattle (right) picks up some yardage against Arizona.