GLENDALE, Ariz. — Russell Wilson was a loser in his NFL debut in Arizona 13 months ago.
Not so Thursday night.
Wilson threw for three touchdowns, Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Cardinals, 34-22.
“This was a really cool night for our football team,” said Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. “We wanted to get on the road and get this thing done and continue to feel good about our ability to win on the road.”
The Seahawks (6-1) intercepted two of Carson Palmer's passes, converting both into touchdowns, and sacked him seven times, twice by Chris Clemons, who had been questionable for the game because of a hyperextended elbow.
Arizona (3-4) got a touchdown and one of its three field goals after Wilson twice fumbled while being sacked deep in Seattle territory.
Palmer has had 11 passes intercepted in the last five games and 13 this season, second only to Eli Manning's 15.
The Cardinals suffered their eighth straight loss against an NFC West foe.
Wilson completed 18 of 29 passes for 235 yards, with touchdown passes of 31 yards to Sidney Rice, 15 yards to Zach Miller and a yard to Kellen Davis. For the second game in a row, Wilson did have a pass intercepted.
“The receivers did a good job staying alive,” Wilson said. “Patrick Peterson is one of the best cornerbacks in the game and the guys made some plays on him.”
Palmer, 30 for 45 for 258 yards and a touchdown, was under duress most of the game.