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Silver linings: Cardinals at Seahawks

9/26/2011

The facts: The Arizona Cardinals fell to 1-2 after suffering a 13-10 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Week 3.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

  • Defensive end Calais Campbell had 2.5 sacks and 10 tackles, extraordinary numbers for his position, particularly within a 3-4 defense. He also had four quarterback hits.

  • Outside linebackers Clark Haggans and Joey Porter were around the quarterback. Haggans had three quarterback hits. Porter had a sack.

  • Larry Fitzgerald's 67th career touchdown reception moved him past Roy Green into first place on the Cardinals' all-time list. This reception was a memorable one, too, with Fitzgerald beating double coverage to snatch a high pass from Kevin Kolb.

  • The Cardinals held the Seahawks to 261 yards, a huge improvement from the first two weeks of the season.

  • Officials assessed only two penalties against the Cardinals, the lowest figure for Arizona since a 2009 game against Chicago.

  • The Cardinals' offense came to life when the team went with a no-huddle attack in the second quarter.

Looking ahead: The Cardinals are home against the New York Giants in Week 4.