The Seattle Seahawks had a lot of trouble moving the football in the first quarter. They went four yards on their first drive, then only managed 32 yards on their next drive. The Arizona Cardinals then got going with some big runs by LaRod Stephens-Howling, who managed 39 and 22 yard gains deep into Seattle territory to set up a Chester Taylor one yard touchdown rush.
Seattle did come back on their next drive and manage to move the football into scoring position. Tarvaris Jackson found Golden Tate for eight and 23 yards and Doug Baldwin for ten, and rushes by Leon Washington of eight and fifteen yards and Marshawn Lynch of nine yards help set up a Steven Hauschka 43 yard field goal. The Seahawks have some rallying to do if they expect to win this football game.