Beanie Wells and Kurt Warner put in stellar second half performances to lead Arizona to a 31-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale Sunday afternoon. After only gaining 10 yards rushing in the first half, Wells exploded for 75 yards rushing including two touchdown runs of 11 and 13 yards. Wells also caught two passes for 32 yards. Kurt Warrner was 29 of 38 for 340 yards and two touchdowns. Warner's two touchdowns gave him 200 for his career.
Arizona had threattened to take an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter when a pass interference penalty gave the Cardinals a first-and-goal at the six yard line. Seattle's defense stepped up with a huge goal line stand when Tim Hightower was stopped short of the goal line on 4th down. The Seahawk's Marcus Trufant had an end zone interception overturned when it was determined that he did not reestablish his position inbounds when stepped out of bounds prior to his interception.
The Seahawks took a 14-0 lead when Hasselback found Jon Carlsson on a 31 yard catch. Facing a 3rd-and-1 from the Cardinals' 31 yard line, the Cardinals were expecting a run play but Carlsson had faked out safety Adrian Wilson and went downfield and scored an easy toughdown.
Arizona answered with a seven play 65 yard drive that ended with a 28 yard touchdown pass from Warner to Steve Breaston to make it a 14-7 ball game.
Both teams then traded field goals and Seattle held a 17-10 halftime lead.
The second half the Arizona Cardinals and Wells took over the game. Arizona tied the game at 17 with a 13 play 82 yard drive that ended with a Wells 11 yard touchdown run. The drive included a 18 yard pass to Breaston and a 15 yard pass to Lerod Stephens-Howling.
After Seattle took a 20-17 lead early in the fouth quarter, Arizona took the lead for good on back-to-back touchdown drives. On the first one Anquan Boldin caught a pass for 37 yards. Wells finished the drive with a 13 yar run. The next possession for the Cardinals scored with a 18 yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to Larry Fitzgerald. The drive included a 29 yard run and 23 yard pass by Wells.
Seattle's final two drives were thwarted by interceptions by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Wilson.
-Arizona had 122 yards rushing.This is the first time this season that the Cardinals had back-to-back games of 100 yards rushing.
-Kurt Warner two touchdown passes gave him 200 for carrer.
-With Anquan Boldin's eight catches for 108 yards he became the fifth fast player to have over 7,000 carrer passing yards. Larry Fitzergerald can eclipse the same feat this season with 400 more passing yards.