The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
The Cardinals took three or fewer sacks for the fifth week in a row, another sign that young tackles Nate Potter and Bobby Massie are improving. Arizona has allowed 12 sacks in its last five games, down from 25 over the previous five.
Arizona finished the game with a higher third-down conversion rate than the Seahawks posted.
The Cardinals' completion percentage was up more than 16 points from the previous week.
Patrick Peterson intercepted a pass for the third week in a row. He has six picks this season.
Arizona allowed one or fewer passing touchdown for the ninth time in 13 games. This was also the ninth time Arizona held an opponent to less than 55 percent completions.
Punter Dave Zastudil had a 40.2-yard net average.
LaRod Stephens-Howling had a 38-yard kickoff return.
Quentin Groves had a sack, two quarterback hits and a tackle for loss.
Andre Roberts had a 24-yard reception.
Arizona moved up from ninth to eighth in projected 2012 NFL draft order.
Looking ahead: The Cardinals are home against Detroit in Week 15.