GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney saw that Kyler Murray was throwing the ball so he shed his block, got his big left hand up in the air, tipped the ball to himself, grabbed it and ran toward the end zone much faster than a 255-pound man is supposed to be able to run.
The result: A stunning 27-yard touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks.
It proved to be the exclamation point on the Seahawks’ impressive 27-10 road win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Clowney’s coach, Pete Carroll, was among those in awe. It’s exactly the kind of moment he imagined when Seattle added him in a trade just before the season started.
“That was awesome,” Carroll said.
The Seahawks (3-1) scored two touchdowns by early in the second quarter, one on Clowney’s spectacular interception return and another on a 9-yard pass from Russell Wilson to tight end Will Dissly.
After the early touchdowns, Seattle controlled the game’s pace with Chris Carson, who ran for 104 yards on 22 carries. Maybe more importantly, Carson didn’t have a turnover after losing a fumble in each of the first three games.
Wilson threw for 240 yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks also leaned on their defense, which forced the Cardinals’ rookie quarterback into another up-and-down day.
Up Next: Seattle hosts the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.