Seahawks Slaughtered By Arizona Cardinals; Tatupu Injured, Out For Rest of Season

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SEATTLE (AP) - - Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu is out for the rest of the season after a shoulder injury in the first half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals .

The three-time Pro Bowler appeared to get hurt while tacklingCardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald late in the second quarter.Tatupu walked off holding his left chest area and with his left armappearing limp.

Two team doctors and three trainers attended to him briefly onthe bench. A doctor pressed on Tatupu's shoulder, and thelinebacker reacted with a painful jerk.

A physician then escorted Tatupu into the locker room. The teamannounced his return was questionable.

Seattle was without four starters again on Sunday. Entering theweekend, 12 starters had missed at least one game due to injurythis season.

Before Seattle knew what hit it, Kurt Warner andthe Arizona Cardinals were out of reach.

The defending conference champions moved into a tie for the NFCWest lead as Warner completed 32 of 41 passes for 276 yards and twotouchdowns in a 27-3 victory Sunday. Warner tied an NFL record forbeing the fastest to throw for 30,000 yards in a career and LarryFitzgerald tied his career high with 13 receptions for 100 yardsand a touchdown.

The Cardinals (3-2) led 14-0 before Seattle's offense ran itsfirst play 12 minutes into the first quarter.

That was after a 15-play opening drive on which Warner completedall nine throws, and after the Seahawks failed to cover the ensuingpooch kickoff that set up another touchdown.

Arizona's swarming defense held Seattle (2-4), which romped 41-0over Jacksonville last week, to 128 yards and its fewest points ina home game since 2002.

The Cardinals are tied atop the NFC West with idle SanFrancisco.

Seattle's bumbling day was epitomized early in the fourthquarter . As thousands began pouring out of the quiet stadium thatused to provide the league's loudest home-field advantage, tightend John Carlson stumbled off the line and then had a pass from

Matt Hasselbeck clang off his helmet.

Hasselbeck, who threw for four touchdown passes in his returnfrom broken ribs last week, completed just 10 of 29 throws for 112yards. The 34 percent completion rate was Hasselbeck's lowest since2004, also in a loss to Arizona.

He was sacked five times behind an offensive line containing athird-string left guard and fourth-string left tackle because itwas missing three injured starters.

The Seahawks' offense went three-and-out seven times against theCardinals, who are taking fewer risks under new coordinator BillDavis, but looked as aggressive as ever to the besieged Seahawks.Two of Seattle's brief drives totaled negative yardage.

Warner led a methodical 80-yard march to begin the game thatseemed to stun Seattle. Fitzgerald jumped in front of overmatchedJordan Babineaux for the 2-yard touchdown catch.

Neil Rackers then lofted a pooch kickoff that bounced around theSeahawks 35. John Owens backed away and let the ball bounce beforeArizona's Greg Toler recovered the free ball at the Seattle 23. TimHightower converted that gift into a 2-yard touchdown run.

Later, when Calais Campbell sped through fill-in left guardSteve Vallos and fill-in tackle Kyle Williams and nailedHasselbeck, he fumbled. Bryan Robinson recovered at the Seahawks23.

The first quarter ended with Seattle's renowned crowd roastingits home team. Arizona outgained Seattle 128-3 and held the ballfor all but 43 seconds of the period.

Rackers converted the fumble into a 29-yard field goal, Arizonaled 17-0 and cruised from there.

Fitzgerald soared above Ken Lucas, who was playing two daysafter burying his father in Mississippi, for a 19-yard catch thathad the crowd gasping. Then Steve Breaston jumped higher than farsmaller cornerback Kelly Jennings for a 16-yard touchdown pass fromWarner to put Arizona up 24-3 late in the third quarter.

On the play, Warner tied Dan Marino as the fastest to reach30,000 yards passing. They did it in their 114th career game.

Peyton Manning did it in 115.

Seattle's best pass wasn't even Hasselbeck's. Jon Ryan faked apunt and shot putted a pass to the wide-open Carlson. The 42-yardgain set up the Seahawks' only score, a 28-yard field goal by

Olindo Mare.

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu left thegame against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half with ashoulder injury.

The three-time Pro Bowler appeared to get hurt while tacklingCardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald late in the second quarter.Tatupu walked off holding his left chest area and with his left armappearing limp.

Two team doctors and three trainers attended to him briefly onthe bench. A doctor pressed on Tatupu's shoulder, and thelinebacker reacted with a painful jerk.

A physician then escorted Tatupu into the locker room. The teamannounced his return was questionable.

Seattle was without four starters again on Sunday. Entering theweekend, 12 starters had missed at least one game due to injurythis season.

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