Alexander leads way for Seattle

Seahawks 37 Cardinals 12

NFL Gameday

Week Three

September 26, 2005

SEATTLE — Shaun Alexander, Seattle's Pro Bowl running back, rushed for four touchdowns, two in a 30-second span of the third quarter, and the Seahawks broke open a 10-9 halftime lead, cruising to a 37-12 romp over winless Arizona yesterday.

Alexander finished with 140 yards on 22 carries. The past two seasons against Arizona, Alexander rushed for 135 and 154 yards at home against the Cardinals.

Arizona 3 6 3 0-12

Seattle 7 3 14 13-37

First quarter Ari-FG Rackers 54, 9:46. Sea-Alexander 25 run (Brown kick), 4:20.

Second quarter Ari-FG Rackers 39, 14:07. Sea-FG Brown 33, 6:43. Ari-FG Rackers 50, 3:41.

Third quarter Sea-Alexander 1 run (Brown kick), 11:51. Sea-Alexander 1 run (Brown kick), 11:21. Ari-FG Rackers 39, 5:06.

Fourth quarter Sea-Alexander 1 run (Brown kick), 14:56. Sea-FG Brown 23, 8:50. Sea-FG Brown 47, 1:28. A-64,843.

Ari Sea

First downs 15 29

Total Net Yards 266 447

Rushes-yards 21-90 37-163

Passing 176 284

Punt Returns 2-16 4-14

Kickoff Returns 8-142 2-57

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-17

Comp-Att-Int 18-36-1 21-32-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-26 0-0

Punts 5-48.6 4-36.3

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards 12-71 3-25

Time of Possession 26:31 33:29 Rushing-Arizona, Shipp 10-41, Boldin 2-18, Warner 1-13, McCown 1-10, Arrington 5-9, Fitzgerald 2-(minus 1). Seattle, Alexander 22-140, Strong 2-11, Weaver 2-8, Morris 11-4.

Passing-Arizona, McCown 10-23-1-97, Warner 8-13-0-105. Seattle, Hasselbeck 20-31-0-242, Wallace 1-1-0-42.

Receiving-Arizona, Boldin 6-88, Fitzgerald 3-41, Lee 3-29, Shipp 2-16, B.Johnson 1-10, Bergen 1-9, Ayanbadejo 1-5, Arrington 1-4. Seattle, D.Jackson 8-125, Engram 5-54, Stevens 3-34, Jurevicius 2-16, Warrick 1-42, Strong 1-8, Hannam 1-5. Missed field goals-None.

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