Scarily, Darnell Dockett could be on to something.
The Arizona defensive tackle told The Arizona Republic last week that his defensive unit could be on the verge of breaking out, much like it did last year. He cited upcoming opponents, including Seattle, as the reason.
Dockett and his teammates put themselves one step closer to fulfilling that prediction Sunday after the Cardinals knocked off the Seattle Seahawks 27-3.
Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck only completed 10 of 29 passes, while tossing an interception and coughing up a fumble. He was also sacked five times.
Seattle’s leading rusher was Julius Jones. He had five yards on five carries.
Seattle’s best offensive play of the game came on a punt fake in which punter Jon Ryan connected with tight end John Carlson for a 42-yard completion over the middle of the field. That completion kept Seattle’s only scoring drive of the game alive.
Defensively, Seattle (2-4) didn’t have an answer for stopping Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner.
Warner completed his first 12 passes of the game and completed 20 of his first 24.
Warner’s favorite target was wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The all-pro wideout hauled in 13 receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Also finding the end zone for the Cardinals (3-2) were running back Tim Hightower, who scampered in untouched on a two-yard run, and wide receiver Steve Breaston.
Defensive end Patrick Kerney’s two sacks were the lone real highlights for a Seattle defensive unit that was on the field for 42 minutes and 50 seconds.
Unfortunately for the team, Kerney had to leave the game with an injury and did not return.
The lone bright spot for the Seahawks is its upcoming bye week.
After taking Week Seven off to heal up many of the team’s injured players, Seattle heads to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.